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## Braided differential operators on quantum algebra

We propose a general scheme of constructing braided differential algebras via algebras of ‘‘quantum exponentiated vector fields’’ and those of ‘‘quantum functions’’. We treat a reflection equation algebra as a quantum analog of the algebra of vector fields. The role of a quantum function algebra is played by a general quantum matrix algebra. As an example we mention the so-called RTT algebra of quantized functions on the linear matrix group GL(m). In this case our construction essentially coincides with the quantum differential algebra introduced by S. Woronowicz. If the role of a quantum function algebra is played by another copy of the reflection equation algebra we get two different braided differential algebras. One of them is defined via a quantum analog of (co)adjoint vector fields, the other algebra is defined via a quantum analog of right-invariant vector fields. We show that the former algebra can be identified with a subalgebra of the latter one. Also, we show that‘‘quantum adjoint vector fields’’ can be restricted to the so-called ‘‘braided orbits’’ which are counterparts of generic GL(m)-orbits in gl∗(m). Such braided orbits endowed with these restricted vector fields constitute a new class of braided differential algebras.