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Suppose that q is reducible as an h-module. 11 shows that we can find an element y0 E 3([~)f3 p such that q = g ( + l , y0) ~Bg ( - 1 , yO). 1 to i Y ~ to see that r = Tiyo and that ~Oixo : (g, [7) -} (go, [9) is an isomorphism. Conversely, suppose that (g, Ij) and (go, Ij) are isomorphic. Choose an isomorphism A: gc __+ g. We may assume that qffonK # {0}. In fact, otherwise we replace A by A-l"g -+ go. As iqk = q~, we get (qC)~onK # {0}. But qk n A (q~) = {0}, so dim qHonK = 2. 23). E! A4 be an irreducible non-Riemannian semisimple symmetric space.

In particular, a nontrivial closed regular cone can never be homogeneous. 12 Let V C W be Euclidian vector spaces with orthogonal projection pry: W ~ V. Suppose that L is a group acting on W and N is a subgroup of L leaving V invariant. Let C C W be an L-invariant convex cone. Then I ( C ) is N-stable. If furthermore t N - N, then P ( C ) is N-invariant, too. In fact, the first claim is trivial. invariant. Hence p r ( n . w) - n . pr(w) for all w E W and P ( C ) is N-invariant. CHAPTER2. 34 CAUSALORIENTATIONS Now let c be an N-invariant cone in V.