Lie algebras associated with modules over polynomial rings

  • A. P. Petravchuk Kyiv Nat. Taras Shevchenko Univ., Ukraine
  • K. Ya. Sysak


Let $\mathbb{K}$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero. Let $V$ be a module over the polynomial ring $K[x, y]$. The actions of $x$ and $ y$ determine linear operators P and Q on V as a vector space over $\mathbb{K}$. Define the Lie algebra $L_V = K\langle P,Q\rangle \rightthreetimes V$ as the semidirect product of two abelian Lie algebras with the natural action of $\mathbb{K}\langle P,Q\rangle$ on $V$. We show that if $\mathbb{K}[x, y]$-modules $V$ and $W$ are isomorphic or weakly isomorphic, then the corresponding associated Lie algebras $L_V$ and $L_W$ are isomorphic. The converse is not true: we construct two $\mathbb{K}[x, y]$-modules $V$ and $W$ of dimension 4 that are not weakly isomorphic but their associated Lie algebras are isomorphic. We characterize such pairs of $\mathbb{K}[x, y]$-modules of arbitrary dimension over K. We prove that indecomposable modules $V$ and $W$ with $\mathrm{d}\mathrm{i}\mathrm{m}\mathbb{K} V = \mathrm{d}\mathrm{i}\mathrm{m}KW \geq 7$ are weakly isomorphic if and only if their associated Lie algebras $L_V$ and $L_W$ are isomorphic.
How to Cite
PetravchukA. P., and SysakK. Y. “Lie Algebras Associated With Modules over Polynomial Rings”. Ukrains’kyi Matematychnyi Zhurnal, Vol. 69, no. 9, Sept. 2017, pp. 1232-41,
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