##### Vertex algebras generated by Lie algebras

Review articleOpen access###### Mirko Primc - No affiliation found

**1999/02/26**DOI: 10.1016/S0022-4049(97)00144-8

*Full-length article***Journal:**Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra

##### Abstract:

AbstractIn this paper we introduce a notion of vertex Lie algebra U, in a way a “half” of vertex algebra structure sufficient to construct the corresponding local Lie algebra L(U) and a vertex algebra L(U). We show that we may consider U as a subset U ⊂ V (U) which generates V(U) and that the vertex Lie algebra structure on U is induced by the vertex algebra structure on V(U). Moreover, for any vertex algebra V a given homomorphism U → V of vertex Lie algebras extends uniquely to a homomorphism V(U) → V of vertex algebras. In the second part of paper we study under what conditions on structure constants one can construct a vertex Lie algebra U by starting with a given commutator formula for fields.

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