Geometric Methods in Group Theory

Geometric Methods in Group Theory

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This volume presents articles by speakers and participants in two AMS special sessions, Geometric Group Theory and Geometric Methods in Group Theory, held respectively at Northeastern University (Boston, MA) and at Universidad de Sevilla (Spain). The expository and survey articles in the book cover a wide range of topics, making it suitable for researchers and graduate students interested in group theory.
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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 177.8 x 254 x 19.05mm | 453.59g
  • Providence, United States
  • English
  • 0821833626
  • 9780821833629

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Properly 3-realizable groups: a survey by M. Cardenas and F. F. Lasheras Free actions on $\mathbb{Z}^n$-trees: a survey by A. Martino and S. O Rourke Characterizing rigid simplicial actions on trees by G. Levitt Improving an algorithm to solve multiple simultaneous conjugacy problems in braid groups by J. Gonzalez-Meneses On singular Artin monoids by E. Godelle and L. Paris A surface groups analogue of a theorem of Magnus by O. Bogopolski Shift automorphisms of finite order by V. Addepalli and E. C. Turner Counting primitive elements of a free group by V. Shpilrain A rank formula for amalgamated products with finite amalgam by R. Weidmann A simple proof of a theorem of Karrass and Solitar by D. Kahrobaei Distortion functions and the membership problem for submonoids of groups and monoids by S. W. Margolis, J. Meakin, and Z. Sunik Thompson's group $F$ is maximally nonconvex by J. Belk and K.-U. Bux Seesaw words in Thompson's group $F$ by S. Cleary and J. Taback Piecewise-projective representation of Thompson's group $T$ by X. Martin Bijective quasi-isometries of amenable groups by T. Dymarz On definitions of relatively hyperbolic groups by I. Bumagin Embedding wreath-like products in finitely presented groups. I by G. Baumslag Metric properties of the lamplighter group as an automata group by S. Cleary and J. Taback An example of non-contracting weakly branck automaton group by F. Dahmani Travelling salesman problem in groups by A. Akhmedov.
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