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1) is ⎛ ⎞ ∗ ··· ∗ Ac ⎜ 0 Ac−1 · · · ∗ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ··· · · · · · ·⎟ , ⎜· · · ⎜ ⎟ ⎝ 0 0 ··· ∗ ⎠ 0 0 · · · A1 with Ai ∈ G L(ki , R). Note that k1 dσ (xi, p ) + ci+1 (n) = (Ai )q, p (xi, p ) + ci+1 (n). 2) q=1 Using now the Campbell–Baker–Hausdorff formula one has σ (X i, p )ci+1 (N ) = σ (exp(xi, p ))ci+1 (N ) = exp(dσ (xi, p ))ci+1 (N ) (A )1, p (Ai )2, p xi,2 = xi,1i (Ai )ki , p · · · xi,k1 ci+1 (N ), so σi is also represented by the matrix Ai . First examples The first example of an Anosov diffeomorphism that is not an automorphism of a torus, which we present below, was found by Borel, answering a question of Smale [162].

X d , Y1 , . . , Yd } 48 Principal classes of algebraic actions a basis in n ⊕ n. Then the relations in n ⊕ n are d [X i , X j ] = d pikj X k , [Yi , Y j ] = k=1 pikj Yk , pikj ∈ Z. 3) k=1 For any λ ∈ R define an automorphism φλ of n ⊕ n given by φλ (X i ) = λ j X i and φλ (Yi ) = λ− j Yi , where X i ∈ n j . Take a ∈ Z and λ as in the previous example and consider a new basis b2 for n ⊕ n given by {X 1 + Y1 , (a 2 − 1)1/2 (X 1 − Y1 ), . . , X d + Yd , (a 2 − 1)1/2 (X d − Yd )}. 3) it follows that b2 is a Z-basis.

Let σ ∈ Aut (N ). Let dσ be the derivative of σ . Then the set of eigenvalues of dσ is equal to the set of all eigenvalues of the automorphisms σi . Proof Let the nilpotency degree of N be c. Choose a basis xc,1 , xc,2 , . . , xc,kc , xc−1,1 , . . 1) in n such that the elements xc,1 , xc,2 , . . , xc,kc , . . , xi,ki form a basis of ci (n). Define X i, j = exp(xi, j ). The set X i,1 ci+1 (N ), X i,2 ci+1 (N ), . . , X i,ki ci+1 (N ) form a basis of the vector space ci (N )/ci+1 (N ). 1) is ⎛ ⎞ ∗ ··· ∗ Ac ⎜ 0 Ac−1 · · · ∗ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ··· · · · · · ·⎟ , ⎜· · · ⎜ ⎟ ⎝ 0 0 ··· ∗ ⎠ 0 0 · · · A1 with Ai ∈ G L(ki , R).

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