Poincaré–Birkhoff–Witt isomorphisms and Kapranov dg-manifolds

Camille Laurent-Gengoux, Mathieu Stiénon, Ping Xu

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We prove that to every inclusion A↪L of Lie algebroids over the same base manifold M corresponds a Kapranov dg-manifold structure on A[1]⊕L/A, which is canonical up to isomorphism. As a consequence, Γ(ΛA⊗L/A) carries a canonical L[1] algebra structure whose unary bracket is the Chevalley–Eilenberg differential dABott corresponding to the Bott representation of A on L/A and whose binary bracket is a cocycle representative of the Atiyah class of the Lie pair (L,A). To this end, we construct explicit isomorphisms of C(M)-coalgebras Γ(S(L/A))→∼[Formula Presented], which we elect to call Poincaré–Birkhoff–Witt maps. These maps admit a recursive characterization that allows for explicit computations. They generalize both the classical symmetrization map S(g)→U(g) of Lie theory and (the inverse of) the complete symbol map for differential operators. Finally, we prove that the Kapranov dg-manifold A[1]⊕L/A is linearizable if and only if the Atiyah class of the Lie pair (L,A) vanishes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number107792
JournalAdvances in Mathematics
StatePublished - Aug 27 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Mathematics


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