**Journal of Lie Theory
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Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 429-431 (1998)

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The Euler Poincare characteristic of a Lie algebra

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T. Pirashvili

A. Razmadze Math. Inst.

Alexidze str. 1,

Tbilisi, 380093.

Republic of Georgia.

pira@mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de

**Abstract:** We will show that the Euler-Poincare characteristic of a finite dimensional Lie algebra is zero if the ground field has characteristic zero or the Lie algebra is not perfect.

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