# Lie Bracket

• May 24th 2011, 07:23 PM
ain
Lie Bracket
If we have a f and g matrix, and n=2;

can we calculate ad_f^(n-4) g . Before this I just calculate for positive value like n-1. Thank you.
• May 25th 2011, 12:45 AM
Drexel28
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Originally Posted by ain
If we have a f and g matrix, and n=2;

can we calculate ad_f^(n-4) g . Before this I just calculate for positive value like n-1. Thank you.

I'm not quite sure what you're asking. Assuming this is $\text{ad}_{f^{n-4}}:\mathfrak{gl}_n\left(\mathbb{C}\right)\to \mathfrak{gl}_n\left(\mathbb{C}\right)$ (with the usual Lie bracket) then I see no way of simplifying your expression.