Geometric Methods in Group Theory: AMS Special Session Geometric Group Theory, October 5-6, 2002, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts : Special Session at the First Joint Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Real Sociedad Matemática Española, June 18-21, 2003, Seville, Spain

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American Mathematical Soc., 2005 - Mathematics - 230 pages
This volume presents articles by speakers and participants in two AMS special sessions, Geometric Group Theory and Geometric Methods in Group Theory, held respectively at Northeastern University (Boston, MA) and at Universidad de Sevilla (Spain). The expository and survey articles in the book cover a wide range of topics, making it suitable for researchers and graduate students interested in group theory.
 

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Contents

a survey
1
a survey
11
Characterizing rigid simplicial actions on trees
27
Improving an algorithm to solve multiple simultaneous conjugacy problems in braid groups
35
On singular Artin monoids
43
A surface groups analogue of a theorem of Magnus
59
Shift automorphisms of finite order
71
Counting primitive elements of a free group
91
Thompsons group F is maximally nonconvex
131
Seesaw words in Thompsons group F
147
Piecewiseprojective representation of Thompsons group T
161
Bijective quasiisometries of amenable groups
181
On definitions of relatively hyperbolic groups
189
Embedding wreathlike products in finitely presented groups I
197
Metric properties of the lamplighter group as an automata group
207
An example of noncontracting weakly branch automaton group
219

A rank formula for amalgamated products with finite amalgam
99
A simple proof of a theorem of Karrass and Solitar
107
Distortion functions and the membership problem for submonoids of groups and monoids
109
Travelling salesman problem in groups
225
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