Talk:Compact group

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This is a test -- don't read it. Michael Hardy 17:58, 27 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Damn. Too late. -- Fropuff 04:40, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

Non-compact groups[edit]

Could it be useful to give a few examples of non-compact groups (i.e. the Lorentz-group)? To give a better understanding wether a group is compact or not.

Non Lie conpact groups.[edit]

I would like an example (or pointer to) a compact topological group that is not a Lie Group.

NormHardy 05:09, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

See the section "Further examples". Arcfrk 02:53, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Finite groups are Lie groups?[edit]

Unless there's some degenerate definition of a Lie group I'm not familiar with, finite groups are not Lie groups - they are not locally homeomorphic to R^n or C^n. I've removed this and put it further down as a set of (rather trivial) further examples of compact topological groups. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 41.185.115.52 (talk) 18:11, 14 January 2011 (UTC)