Date of Award

8-1-2016

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Mathematics

First Advisor

Ban, Dubravka

Abstract

In this thesis, we construct Chevalley groups over arbitrary fields. The construction is based on the properties of semi-simple complex Lie algebras, the existence of Chevalley bases and notion of universal enveloping algebras. Using integral lattices in universal enveloping algebras and integral properties of Chevalley bases, we present a method which produces, for any complex simple Lie group, an analogous group over an arbitrary field.

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