Journal Home Page Cumulative Index List of all Volumes Complete Contentsof this Volume Previous Article Journal of Lie Theory 32 (2022), No. 4, 1187--1196Copyright Heldermann Verlag 2022 L-Iwasawa Decomposition of the Generalized Lorentz Group Edgar N. Reyes Department of Mathematics, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana, U.S.A. ereyes@selu.edu [Abstract-pdf] Let $n\geq 2$. Let $O(1,n)$ be the generalized Lorentz Lie group, and let $\mathfrak{so}(1,n)$ be its Lie algebra. Let $L=diag(1,-1,I_{n-1})$ be a diagonal matrix. We state a sufficient condition that if satisfied by $G\in O(1,n)$ then there exists $t\in \mathbb{R}$, $k\in O(1,n)$, $V_1, Y\in \mathfrak{so}(1,n)$ such that $LkL^{-1}=k$, $V_1\neq 0$, $LV_1L^{-1}=-V_1$, $[V_1,Y]=Y$, and $G=ke^{tV_1}e^Y$. Keywords: Involution, Iwasawa decomposition, Lorentz group. MSC: 15A23, 22E15. [ Fulltext-pdf  (131  KB)] for subscribers only.