Title

Modules induced from polynomial subalgebras of the Virasoso algebra

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-15-2018

Abstract

The Virasoro Lie algebra is a one-dimensional central extension of the Witt algebra, which can be realized as the Lie algebra of derivations on the algebra C[t ] of Laurent polynomials. Using this fact, we define a natural family of subalgebras of the Virasoro algebra, which we call polynomial subalgebras. We describe the one-dimensional modules for polynomial subalgebras, and we use this description to study the corresponding induced modules for the Virasoro algebra. We show that these induced modules are frequently simple and generalize a family of recently discovered simple modules. Additionally, we explore tensor products involving these induced modules. This allows us to describe new simple modules and also recover results on recently discovered simple modules for the Virasoro algebra. ±

Publication Name

Journal of Algebra

Volume Number

504

First Page

54

Last Page

84

DOI

10.1016/j.jalgebra.2018.01.042

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