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calculate the nilpotent radical of a LAVF object.

IsReductive

check if a LAVF is reductive.

 Calling Sequence NilpotentRadical( obj) IsReductive( obj)

Parameters

 obj - a LAVF object that is a Lie algebra i.e.IsLieAlgebra(obj) returns true, see IsLieAlgebra.

Description

 • Let L be a LAVF object which is a Lie algebra. Then NilpotentRadical method returns the nilpotent radical of L, as a LAVF object.
 • By mathematical definition, the nilpotent radical of L is the intersection of the solvable radical of L and the derived algebra of L. Note that this is not the same thing as the nilradical.
 • Let NPR be the nilpotent radical of a LAVF object L. Then IsReductive(L) returns true if and only if L is reductive i.e. iff NPR is trivial (i.e. IsTrivial(NPR) returns true).
 • These methods are associated with the LAVF object. For more detail, see Overview of the LAVF object.

Examples

 > $\mathrm{with}\left(\mathrm{LieAlgebrasOfVectorFields}\right):$
 > $\mathrm{Typesetting}:-\mathrm{Settings}\left(\mathrm{userep}=\mathrm{true}\right):$
 > $\mathrm{Typesetting}:-\mathrm{Suppress}\left(\left[\mathrm{\xi }\left(x,y\right),\mathrm{\eta }\left(x,y\right)\right]\right):$
 > $V≔\mathrm{VectorField}\left(\mathrm{\xi }\left(x,y\right)\mathrm{D}\left[x\right]+\mathrm{\eta }\left(x,y\right)\mathrm{D}\left[y\right],\mathrm{space}=\left[x,y\right]\right)$
 ${V}{≔}{\mathrm{\xi }}{}\frac{{\partial }}{{\partial }{x}}\phantom{\rule[-0.0ex]{0.4em}{0.0ex}}{+}{\mathrm{\eta }}{}\frac{{\partial }}{{\partial }{y}}\phantom{\rule[-0.0ex]{0.4em}{0.0ex}}$ (1)
 > $\mathrm{E2}≔\mathrm{LHPDE}\left(\left[\mathrm{diff}\left(\mathrm{\xi }\left(x,y\right),y,y\right)=0,\mathrm{diff}\left(\mathrm{\eta }\left(x,y\right),x\right)=-\mathrm{diff}\left(\mathrm{\xi }\left(x,y\right),y\right),\mathrm{diff}\left(\mathrm{\eta }\left(x,y\right),y\right)=0,\mathrm{diff}\left(\mathrm{\xi }\left(x,y\right),x\right)=0\right],\mathrm{indep}=\left[x,y\right],\mathrm{dep}=\left[\mathrm{\xi },\mathrm{\eta }\right]\right)$
 ${\mathrm{E2}}{≔}\left[{{\mathrm{\xi }}}_{{y}{,}{y}}{=}{0}{,}{{\mathrm{\eta }}}_{{x}}{=}{-}{{\mathrm{\xi }}}_{{y}}{,}{{\mathrm{\eta }}}_{{y}}{=}{0}{,}{{\mathrm{\xi }}}_{{x}}{=}{0}\right]{,}{\mathrm{indep}}{=}\left[{x}{,}{y}\right]{,}{\mathrm{dep}}{=}\left[{\mathrm{\xi }}{,}{\mathrm{\eta }}\right]$ (2)

Construct a LAVF for the Euclidean Lie algebra E(2).

 > $L≔\mathrm{LAVF}\left(V,\mathrm{E2}\right)$
 ${L}{≔}\left[{\mathrm{\xi }}{}\frac{{\partial }}{{\partial }{x}}\phantom{\rule[-0.0ex]{0.4em}{0.0ex}}{+}{\mathrm{\eta }}{}\frac{{\partial }}{{\partial }{y}}\phantom{\rule[-0.0ex]{0.4em}{0.0ex}}\right]\phantom{\rule[-0.0ex]{0.3em}{0.0ex}}{&where}\phantom{\rule[-0.0ex]{0.3em}{0.0ex}}\left\{\left[{{\mathrm{\xi }}}_{{y}{,}{y}}{=}{0}{,}{{\mathrm{\xi }}}_{{x}}{=}{0}{,}{{\mathrm{\eta }}}_{{x}}{=}{-}{{\mathrm{\xi }}}_{{y}}{,}{{\mathrm{\eta }}}_{{y}}{=}{0}\right]\right\}$ (3)
 > $\mathrm{IsLieAlgebra}\left(L\right)$
 ${\mathrm{true}}$ (4)
 > $\mathrm{NPR}≔\mathrm{NilpotentRadical}\left(L\right)$
 ${\mathrm{NPR}}{≔}\left[{\mathrm{\xi }}{}\frac{{\partial }}{{\partial }{x}}\phantom{\rule[-0.0ex]{0.4em}{0.0ex}}{+}{\mathrm{\eta }}{}\frac{{\partial }}{{\partial }{y}}\phantom{\rule[-0.0ex]{0.4em}{0.0ex}}\right]\phantom{\rule[-0.0ex]{0.3em}{0.0ex}}{&where}\phantom{\rule[-0.0ex]{0.3em}{0.0ex}}\left\{\left[{{\mathrm{\xi }}}_{{x}}{=}{0}{,}{{\mathrm{\eta }}}_{{x}}{=}{0}{,}{{\mathrm{\xi }}}_{{y}}{=}{0}{,}{{\mathrm{\eta }}}_{{y}}{=}{0}\right]\right\}$ (5)

The nilpotent radical is not trivial, therefore L is not reductive.

 > $\mathrm{IsReductive}\left(L\right)$
 ${\mathrm{false}}$ (6)

Compatibility

 • The NilpotentRadical and IsReductive commands were introduced in Maple 2020.