Deforming maps for quantum algebras

T. L. Curtright, C. K. Zachos

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We find explicit functionals that map SU(2) algebra generators to those of several quantum deformations of that algebra, as well as their SU(1, 1) analogs. We explain how any such quantized algebra can be mapped to any other, and how representations of any such algebra can be expressed as simple functions of SU(2) representations. We also discuss comultiplication rules, and explore quantum deformations of the Virasoro algebra.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-244
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 28 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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