Groups, Geometry, and Dynamics

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Volume 1, Issue 1, 2007, pp. 47–59free sample!
DOI: 10.4171/GGD/3

Automatically presented groups

Anna Erschler[1]

(1) Laboratoire de Mathématique d'Orsay, Université Paris-Sud, Bâtiment 425, 91405, ORSAY CEDEX, FRANCE

We introduce the notions of automatically presented groups and piecewise automatically presented groups. We show that if G is a piecewise automatically presented group satisfying the property T of Kazhdan, then G is finite. We prove that if G is amenable and finitely presented, then G is virtually abelian. We give further restrictions for a group to be piecewise automatically presented and study properties of such groups. We also give examples of automatically presented groups.

Keywords: Property T, amenability, polycyclic group, nilpotent group, Grigorchuk topology, Cayley topology, groups generated by finite state automata, word problem, Haagerup property

Erschler A. Automatically presented groups. Groups Geom. Dyn. 1 (2007), 47-59. doi: 10.4171/GGD/3