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-The Lie algebras consist of infinitesimally small transformations and are used in physics to describe [[basic_tools:​symmetry|symmetries]]. Since arbitrarily large continuous transformations can be built up from tiny ones, almost everything that is important about continuous transformations is encoded in the infinitesimal ones. +The Lie algebras consist of infinitesimally small transformations and are used in physics to describe [[basic_tools:​symmetry|symmetries]]. Since arbitrarily large continuous transformations can be built up from tiny ones, almost everything that is important about continuous transformations is encoded in the infinitesimal ones
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 +Formulated differently,​ Lie algebras describe infinitesimal symmetries
  
  
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