This is the third, substantially revised edition of this important monograph. The book is concerned with Kac-Moody algebras, a particular class of infinite-dimensional Lie algebras, and their representations. It is based on courses given over a number of years at MIT and in Paris, and is sufficiently self-contained and detailed to be used for graduate courses. Each chapter begins with a motivating discussion and ends with a collection of exercises, with hints to the more challenging problems.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 424
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
Edition: 3rd Revised edition
'A clear account of Kac-Moody algebras by one of the founders ... Eminently suitable as an introduction ... with a surprising number of exercises.' American Mathematical Monthly
' ... a useful contribution. All the basic elements of the subject are covered ... Many results which were previously scattered about in the literature are collected here ... The book also contains many exercises and useful comments ...' Physics in Canada