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We give a complete classification of bicovariant first order differential calculi on the quantum enveloping algebra Uq(b+) which we view as the quantum function algebra Cq(B+). Here, b+ is the Borel subalgebra of sl2. We do the same in the classical limit q→1 and obtain a one-to-one correspondence in the finite dimensional case. It turns out that the classification is essentially given by finite subsets of the positive integers. We proceed to investigate the classical limit from the dual point of view, i.e., with "function algebra" U(b+) and "enveloping algebra" C(B+). In this case there are many more differential calculi than coming from the q-deformed setting. As an application, we give the natural intrinsic four-dimensional calculus of κ-Minkowski space and the associated formal integral. © 1999 American Institute of Physics.
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