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Essays in Group Theory

Editors: Gersten, S.M. (Ed.)

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Essays in Group Theory contains five papers on topics of current interest which were presented in a seminar at MSRI, Berkeley in June, 1985. Special mention should be given to Gromov`s paper, one of the most significant in the field in the last decade. It develops the theory of hyperbolic groups to include a version of small cancellation theory sufficiently powerful to recover deep results of Ol'shanskii and Rips. Each of the remaining papers, by Baumslag and Shalen, Gersten, Shalen, and Stallings contains gems. For example, the reader will delight in Stallings' explicit construction of free actions of orientable surface groups on R-trees. Gersten's paper lays the foundations for a theory of equations over groups and contains a very quick solution to conjugacy problem for a class of hyperbolic groups. Shalen's article reviews the rapidly expanding theory of group actions on R-trees and the Baumslag-Shalen article uses modular representation theory to establish properties of presentations whose relators are pth-powers.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Essays in Group Theory
Editors
  • S.M. Gersten
Series Title
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Publications
Series Volume
8
Copyright
1987
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-9586-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-9586-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-9588-1
Series ISSN
0940-4740
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 342
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