On the graphical representation of semisimple lie algebra

Medha Ahmed Rahka*

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Two different methods due to Warden and Dynkin for the graphical representation of different types of Lie Algebra were discussed. Lie algebras arise 'in nature' as vector spaces of linear transformations together with a new operation which is in general neither commutative nor associative. Computer implementation, with the use of Mathematica, was used to calculate the roots systems and their related items used in either Warden or Dynkin diagrams.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-28
Number of pages28
JournalAdvances in Modelling and Analysis A
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Dynkin Diagrams
  • Roots Systems
  • Semisimple Lie Algebra
  • Warden Diagrams

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computational Mathematics


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