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    may i know what is the difference between a special linear group and a special unitary group. both have determinant 1 and are matrices...seems the same to me

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    For example,

    A=\begin{bmatrix}{1}&{0}\\{1}&{1}\end{bmatrix}

    belongs to the special linear group ( \det A=1 ) but not to the special unitary group ( A is not unitary ) .


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