Solvability and nilpotency for algebraic supergroups

Akira Masuoka, Alexandr N. Zubkov

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We study solvability, nilpotency and splitting property for algebraic supergroups over an arbitrary field K of characteristic charK≠2. Our first main theorem tells us that an algebraic supergroup G is solvable if the associated algebraic group Gev is trigonalizable. To prove it we determine the algebraic supergroups G such that dim⁡Lie(G)1=1; their representations are studied when Gev is diagonalizable. The second main theorem characterizes nilpotent connected algebraic supergroups. A super-analogue of the Chevalley Decomposition Theorem is proved, though it must be in a weak form. An appendix is given to characterize smooth Noetherian superalgebras as well as smooth Hopf superalgebras.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-365
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of Pure and Applied Algebra
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Algebra and Number Theory


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