Journal of Generalized Lie Theory and Applications

ISSN: 1736-4337

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First-order differential calculi over multi-braided quantum groups


A differential calculus of the first order over multi-braided quantum groups is developed. In analogy with the standard theory, left/right-covariant and bicovariant differential structures are introduced and investigated. Furthermore, antipodally covariant calculi are studied. The concept of the *-structure on a multi-braided quantum group is formulated, and in particular the structure of left-covariant *-covariant calculi is analyzed. These structures naturally incorporate the idea of the quantum Lie algebra associated to a given multibraded quantum group, the space of left-invariant forms corresponding to the dual of the Lie algebra itself. A special attention is given to differential calculi covariant with respect to the action of the associated braid system. In particular it is shown that the left/right braided-covariance appears as a consequence of the left/right-covariance relative to the group action. Braided counterparts of all basic results of the standard theory are found.


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