SMS scnews item created by Claus Fieker at Wed 21 Oct 2009 1321
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 22 Oct 2009
Calendar1: 22 Oct 2009 1500-1600
CalLoc1: Carslaw 535A

Computational Algebra Seminar: Button -- Proving largeness of finitely presented groups using MAGMA

A finitely presented group is said to be large if there
exists a finite index subgroup which has a homomorphism onto a
non abelian free group. We investigate consequences of this
definition and show how a routine can be written to establish
largeness, utilising MAGMA functions from both group theory and
linear algebra.

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