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Volume 7, Issue 2, 2013, pp. 451–474
DOI: 10.4171/GGD/190

Published online: 2013-05-07

Scott complexity and adjoining roots to finitely generated groups

Larsen Louder[1]

(1) University College London, UK

We give several generalizations of the well-known fact that a commutator in a free group is not a proper power.

Keywords: Geometric group theory, graphs of groups

Louder Larsen: Scott complexity and adjoining roots to finitely generated groups. Groups Geom. Dyn. 7 (2013), 451-474. doi: 10.4171/GGD/190