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Cohomology of Yang–Mills algebras

  • Michael Movshev

    SUNY at Stony Brook
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In this paper we compute cyclic and Hochschild homology of the universal envelope U(YM) of the Yang–Mills Lie algebra YM. We also compute Hochschild cohomology with coefficients in U(YM), considered as a bimodule over itself.

The result of the calculations depends on the number of generators n of YM. The semidirect product so(n) ⋉ ℂn acts by derivations upon U(YM). One of the important consequences of our results is that if n ≥ 3 then the Lie algebra of outer derivations of U(YM) coincides with so(n) ⋉ ℂn.

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Michael Movshev, Cohomology of Yang–Mills algebras. J. Noncommut. Geom. 2 (2008), no. 3 pp. 353–404

DOI 10.4171/JNCG/24