Communications in Mathematics |

Editors: Friedrich Wagemann

We prove that every local derivation on a complex semisimple finite-dimensional Leibniz algebra is a derivation.

The Lie algebra of infinitesimal isometries of a Riemannian manifold contains at most two commutative ideals. One coming from the horizontal nullity space of the Nijenhuis tensor of the canonical connection, the other coming from the constant vectors fields independent of the Riemannian metric.

This paper is devoted to several new results concerning (standard) octonion polynomials. The first is the determination of the roots of all right scalar multiples of octonion polynomials. The roots of left multiples are also discussed, especially over fields of characteristic not 2. We then turn to study the dynamics of monic quadratic real octonion polynomials, classifying the fixed points into attracting, repelling and ambivalent, and concluding with a discussion on the behavior of pseudo-periodic points.

This paper introduces two new algorithms for Lie algebras over finite fields and applies them to the investigate the known simple Lie algebras of dimension at most $20$ over the field $\mathbb{F}_2$ with two elements. The first algorithm is a new approach towards the construction of $\mathbb{Z}_2$-gradings of a Lie algebra over a finite field of characteristic $2$. Using this, we observe that each of the known simple Lie algebras of dimension at most $20$ over $\mathbb{F}_2$ has a $\mathbb{Z}_2$-grading and we determine the associated simple Lie superalgebras. The second algorithm allows us to compute all subalgebras of a Lie algebra over a finite field. We apply this to compute the subalgebras, the maximal subalgebras and the simple subquotients of the known simple Lie algebras of dimension at most $16$ over $\mathbb{F}_2$ (with the exception of the $15$-dimensional Zassenhaus algebra).