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Tensor products of irreducible representations of the Jordanian quantum algebras U_h(sl(2)) and U_h(su(1,1)) are considered. For both the highest weight finite dimensional representations of U_h(sl(2)) and lowest weight infinite dimensional ones of U_h(su(1,1)), it is shown that tensor product representations are reducible and that the decomposition rules to irreducible representations are exactly the same as those of corresponding Lie algebras.

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Using the contraction procedure introduced by us in Ref. \cite{ACC2}, we construct, in the first part of the present letter, the Jordanian quantum Hopf algebra ${\cal U}_{\sf h}(sl(3))$ which has a remarkably simple coalgebraic structure and contains the Jordanian Hopf algebra ${\cal U}_{\sf h}(sl(2))$, obtained by Ohn, as a subalgebra. A nonlinear map between ${\cal U}_{\sf h}(sl(3))$ and the classical $sl(3)$ algebra is then established. In the second part, we give the higher dimensional Jordanian algebras ${\cal U}_{\sf h}(sl(N))$ for all $N$. The Universal ${\cal R}_{\sf h}$-matrix of ${\cal U}_{\sf h} (sl(N))$ is also given.

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Using a contraction procedure, we construct a twist operator that satisfies a shifted cocycle condition, and leads to the Jordanian quasi-Hopf U_{h;y}(sl(2)) algebra. The corresponding universal ${\cal R}_{h}(y)$ matrix obeys a Gervais-Neveu-Felder equation associated with the U_{h;y}(sl(2)) algebra. For a class of representations, the dynamical Yang-Baxter equation may be expressed as a compatibility condition for the algebra of the Lax operators.

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Shiraishi's two parameter generalization of $U_{q}(sl(2))$ to $U_{q,p}(sl(2))$ involving an elliptic function is considered. The generators are mapped non-linearly on those of $U_{q}(sl(2))$. This gives directly the irreducible representations and an induced Hopf structure. This is one particular example of the scope of a class of non-linear maps introduced by us recently.

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The generators $(J_{\pm}, J_0)$ of the algebra $U_q(sl(2))$ is our starting point. An invertible nonlinear map involving, apart from q, a second arbitrary complex parameter h, defines a triplet $({\hat X},{\hat Y},{\hat H})$. The latter set forms a closed algebra under commutation relations. The nonlinear algebra $U_{q,h}(sl(2))$, thus generated, has two different limits. For $q \to 1$, the Jordanian h-deformation $U_{h}(sl(2))$ is obtained. For $h \to 0$, the q-deformed algebra $U_{q}(sl(2))$ is reproduced. From the nonlinear map, the irreducible representations of the doubly-deformed algebra $U_{q,h}(sl(2))$ may be directly and explicitly obtained form the known representations of the algebra $U_q(sl(2))$. Here we consider only generic values of q.

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Representation theory for the Jordanian quantum algebra $U=U_h(sl(2))$ is developed. Closed form expressions are given for the action of the generators of U on the basis vectors of finite dimensional irreducible representations. It is shown how representation theory of U has a close connection to combinatorial identities involving summation formulas. A general formula is obtained for the Clebsch-Gordan coefficients $C^{j_1,j_2,j}_{n_1,n_2,m}(h)$ of U. These Clebsch-Gordan coefficients are shown to coincide with those of su(2) for $n_1+n_2 \leq m$, but for $n_1+n_2 > m$ they are in general a nonzero monomial in $h^{n_1+n_2-m}$.

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A two-parametric generalization of the Jordanian deformation $U_h (sl(2))$ of $sl(2)$ is presented. This involves Jacobian elliptic functions. In our deformation $U_{(h,k)}(sl(2))$, for $k^2=1$ one gets back $U_h(sl(2))$. The constuction is presented via a nonlinear map on $sl(2)$. This invertible map directly furnishes the highest weight irreducible representations of $U_{(h,k)}(sl(2))$. This map also provides two distinct induced Hopf stuctures, which are exhibited. One is induced by the classical $sl(2)$ and the other by the distinct one of $U_h(sl(2))$. Automorphisms related to the two periods of the elliptic functions involved are constructed. Translations of one generator by half and quarter periods lead to interesting results in this context. Possibilities of applications are discussed briefly.

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We obtain an explicit characterization of the stable points of the action of G=SL(2,C) on the cartesian product G^n by simultaneous conjugation on each factor, in terms of the corresponding invariant functions, and derive from it a simple criterion for irreducibility of representations of finitely generated groups into G. We also obtain analogous results for the action of SL(2,C) on the vector space of n-tuples of 2 by 2 complex matrices. For a free group F_n of rank n, we show how to generically reconstruct the 2^{n-2} conjugacy classes of representations F_n -> G from their values under the map T_n : G^n = Hom(F_n,G) -> C^{3n-3} considered in [M], defined by certain 3n-3 traces of words of length one and two.

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Representation theory for the Jordanian quantum algebra U=U_h(sl(2)) is developed using a nonlinear relation between its generators and those of sl(2). Closed form expressions are given for the action of the generators of U on the basis vectors of finite dimensional irreducible representations. In the tensor product of two such representations, a new basis is constructed on which the generators of U have a simple action. Using this basis, a general formula is obtained for the Clebsch-Gordan coefficients of U. It is shown that the Clebsch-Gordan matrix is essentially the product of a triangular matrix with an su(2) Clebsch-Gordan matrix. Using this fact, some remarkable properties of these Clebsch-Gordan coefficients are derived.