Thursday, February 23, 2012

0910.1713 (Li-Bin Li et al.)

Isomorphisms and automorphisms of quantum groups    [PDF]

Li-Bin Li, Jie-Tai Yu
We consider isomorphisms and automorphisms of quantum groups. Let $k$ be a
field and suppose $p, q\in k^*$ are not roots of unity. We prove that the two
quantum groups $U_q(\mathfrak {sl}_2)$ and $U_p(\mathfrak{sl}_2)$ over a field
$k$ are isomorphic as $k$-algebras if and only if $p=q^{\pm 1}$. We also
rediscover the description of the group of all $k$-automorphisms of
$U_q(\mathfrak{sl}_2)$ of Alev and Chamarie, and that
$\text{Aut}_k(U_q(\mathfrak {sl}_2))$ is isomorphic to
$\text{Aut}_k(U_p(\mathfrak {sl}_2))$.
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