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    Introduction to co-split Lie algebras

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    In this work, we introduce a new concept which is obtained by defining a new compatibility condition between Lie algebras and Lie coalgebras. With this terminology, we describe the interrelation between the Killing form and the adjoint representation in a new perspective

    Basic quasi-Hopf algebras over cyclic groups

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    Let mm a positive integer, not divisible by 2,3,5,7. We generalize the classification of basic quasi-Hopf algebras over cyclic groups of prime order given in \cite{EG3} to the case of cyclic groups of order mm. To this end, we introduce a family of non-semisimple radically graded quasi-Hopf algebras A(H,s)A(H,s), constructed as subalgebras of Hopf algebras twisted by a quasi-Hopf twist, which are not twist equivalent to Hopf algebras. Any basic quasi-Hopf algebra over a cyclic group of order mm is either semisimple, or is twist equivalent to a Hopf algebra or a quasi-Hopf algebra of type A(H,s)A(H,s).Comment: 32page

    On Vafa's theorem for tensor categories

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    In this note we prove two main results. 1. In a rigid braided finite tensor category over C (not necessarily semisimple), some power of the Casimir element and some even power of the braiding is unipotent. 2. In a (semisimple) modular category, the twists are roots of unity dividing the algebraic integer D^{5/2}, where D is the global dimension of the category (the sum of squares of dimensions of simple objects). Both results generalize Vafa's theorem, saying that in a modular category twists are roots of unity, and square of the braiding has finite order. We also discuss the notion of the quasi-exponent of a finite rigid tensor category, which is motivated by results 1 and 2 and the paper math/0109196 of S.Gelaki and the author.Comment: 6 pages, late