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Fibonacci type presentations and 3-manifolds

Howie, J and Williams, G (2017) 'Fibonacci type presentations and 3-manifolds.' Topology and its Applications, 215. 24 - 34. ISSN 0166-8641

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Abstract

We study the cyclic presentations with relators of the form xixi+mx?1 i+k and the groups they define. These ?groups of Fibonacci type? were intro- duced by Johnson and Mawdesley and they generalize the Fibonacci groups F(2, n) and the Sieradski groups S(2, n). With the exception of two groups, we classify when these groups are fundamental groups of 3-manifolds, and it turns out that only Fibonacci, Sieradski, and cyclic groups arise. Using this classification, we completely classify the presentations that are spines of 3-manifolds, answering a question of Cavicchioli, Hegenbarth, and Repov?s. When n is even the groups F(2, n), S(2, n) admit alternative cyclic presenta- tions on n/2 generators. We show that these alternative presentations also arise as spines of 3-manifolds.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fibonacci group, Sieradski group, cyclically presented group, 3-manifold group, spine of a manifold
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Mathematical Sciences, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2016 12:00
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2018 12:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/17878

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