Difference between revisions of "Split algebraic group"

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==Definition==
 
==Definition==
  
An [[algebraic group]] over a field <math>K</math> (not necessarily algebraically closed) is termed a '''split algebraic group''' if it has a [[Borel subgroup]] has a [[composition series of an algebraic group|composition series]] such that all the composition factors (i.e., all the successive group quotients) are isomorphic to either the additive group of <math>K</math> or the multiplicative group of <math>K</math>.
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An [[algebraic group]] over a field <math>K</math> (not necessarily algebraically closed) is termed a '''split algebraic group''' if it has a [[Borel subgroup]] that has a [[composition series of an algebraic group|composition series]] such that all the composition factors (i.e., all the successive group quotients) are isomorphic to either the additive group of <math>K</math> or the multiplicative group of <math>K</math>.
  
 
Note that if <math>K</math> is an [[algebraically closed field]], then every [[linear algebraic group]] (and hence, every [[affine algebraic group]]) over <math>K</math> is split.
 
Note that if <math>K</math> is an [[algebraically closed field]], then every [[linear algebraic group]] (and hence, every [[affine algebraic group]]) over <math>K</math> is split.

Latest revision as of 14:20, 5 May 2014

This article defines a property that can be evaluated for an algebraic group. it is probably not a property that can directly be evaluated, or make sense, for an abstract group|View other properties of algebraic groups

Definition

An algebraic group over a field K (not necessarily algebraically closed) is termed a split algebraic group if it has a Borel subgroup that has a composition series such that all the composition factors (i.e., all the successive group quotients) are isomorphic to either the additive group of K or the multiplicative group of K.

Note that if K is an algebraically closed field, then every linear algebraic group (and hence, every affine algebraic group) over K is split.