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Coherence, subgroup separability, and metacyclic structures for a class of cyclically presented groups

Bogley, WA and Williams, G (2017) 'Coherence, subgroup separability, and metacyclic structures for a class of cyclically presented groups.' Journal of Algebra, 480. 266 - 297. ISSN 0021-8693

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Abstract

We study a class M of cyclically presented groups that includes both finite and infinite groups and is defined by a certain combinatorial condition on the defining relations. This class includes many finite metacyclic generalized Fibonacci groups that have been previously identified in the literature. By analysing their shift extensions we show that the groups in the class M are are coherent, sub-group separable, satisfy the Tits alternative, possess finite index subgroups of geometric dimension at most two, and that their finite subgroups are all meta-cyclic. Many of the groups in M are virtually free, some are free products of metacyclic groups and free groups, and some have geometric dimension two. We classify the finite groups that occur in M, giving extensive details about the metacyclic structures that occur, and we use this to prove an earlier conjecture concerning cyclically presented groups in which the relators are positive words of length three. We show that any finite group in the class M that has fixed point free shift automorphism must be cyclic.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cyclically presented group, Fibonacci group, metacyclic group, coherent, subgroup separable, geometric dimension, Tits alternative
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Mathematical Sciences, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2017 15:35
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2018 13:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/18776

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