
Journal of Lie Theory 28 (2018), No. 2, 427442 Copyright Heldermann Verlag 2018 On Complemented NonAbelian Chief Factors of a Lie Algebra Zekiye Ciloglu Dept. of Mathematics, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta 32260, Turkey zekiyeciloglu@sdu.edu.tr David A. Towers Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YF, England d.towers@lancaster.ac.uk The number of Frattini chief factors or of chief factors which are complemented by a maximal subalgebra of a finitedimensional Lie algebra $L$ is the same in every chief series for L, by Theorem 2.3 of D. A. Towers [Maximal subalgebras and chief factors of Lie algebras, J. Pure Appl. Algebra 220 (2016) 482493]. However, this is not the case for the number of chief factors which are simply complemented in L. In this paper we determine the possible variation in that number. The same question for groups has been considered by Seral and Lafuente [On complemented nonabelian chief factors of a finite group, Israel J. Math. 106 (1998) 177188]. Keywords: LAlgebras, LEquivalence, cfactor, mfactor, cc'type. MSC: 17B05, 17B20, 17B30, 17B50 [ Fulltextpdf (256 KB)] for subscribers only. 