Cartan subalgebras #
Cartan subalgebras are one of the most important concepts in Lie theory. We define them here.
The standard example is the set of diagonal matrices in the Lie algebra of matrices.
Main definitions #
lie subalgebra, normalizer, idealizer, cartan subalgebra
A Cartan subalgebra is a nilpotent, self-normalizing subalgebra.
Instances of this typeclass
A nilpotent Lie algebra is its own Cartan subalgebra.