Introduction to Lambda Trees

Introduction to Lambda Trees

By: Ian Chiswell (author)Hardback

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The theory of LAMBDA-trees has its origin in the work of Lyndon on length functions in groups. The first definition of an R-tree was given by Tits in 1977. The importance of LAMBDA-trees was established by Morgan and Shalen, who showed how to compactify a generalisation of Teichmuller space for a finitely generated group using R-trees. In that work they were led to define the idea of a LAMBDA-tree, where LAMBDA is an arbitrary ordered abelian group. Since then there has been much progress in understanding the structure of groups acting on R-trees, notably Rips' theorem on free actions. There has also been some progress for certain other ordered abelian groups LAMBDA, including some interesting connections with model theory.Introduction to LAMBDA-Trees will prove to be useful for mathematicians and research students in algebra and topology.

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Lambda-trees and their construction; isometries of Lambda-trees; aspects of group actions on Lambda-trees; free actions; Rips' theorem.

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  • publication date: 31/01/2001
  • ISBN13: 9789810243869
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9789810243869
  • ISBN10: 9810243863

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