Algebraic Generalizations of Discrete Groups: A Path to by Benjamin Fine

By Benjamin Fine

A survey of one-relator items of cyclics or teams with a unmarried defining relation, extending the algebraic examine of Fuchsian teams to the extra common context of one-relator items and similar workforce theoretical issues. It presents a self-contained account of convinced usual generalizations of discrete teams.

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5) where m i = dim E χi (x). Moreover, the set of points where this decomposition is defined is α-invariant and the decomposition itself is A-invariant. 2 The functionals χ1 , . . , χl are called the Lyapunov characteristic exponents of A. The dimension m i of the space E χi (x) is called the multiplicity of the exponent χi . 3) is called the (fine) Lyapunov decomposition at the point x. 3] by a simple induction process. Namely, one first applies the Oseledets theorem to the first generator of the Rk -action.

For k = 2 we will call Lyapunov hyperplanes Lyapunov lines. An element s ∈ Zk is called regular if s does not belong to any of the Lyapunov hyperplanes. A regular element for a hyperbolic linear extension of a Zk -action is called hyperbolic. 4 A Weyl chamber is a connected component of the complement to the union of all Lyapunov hyperplanes or, equivalently, connected components of the set of regular elements. 28 Properties of abelian group actions Each Weyl chamber is an open convex polyhedral cone in Rk .

A different class of examples of Anosov automorphisms on nilmanifolds was found by Auslander and Scheuneman [4], using free k-step nilpotent Lie algebras. This class of examples actually allows for higher rank abelian groups actions on nilmanifolds. 9. Finding Anosov diffeomorphisms on nilmanifolds is a field of active research. More examples and references can be found in [25], where it is shown that for every n ≥ 17 there exists an n-dimensional 2-step connected simply connected nilpotent Lie group N which is indecomposable (that is, not a direct product of lower dimensional nilpotent Lie groups), and a lattice in N such that N / admits an Anosov diffeomorphism.

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