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Variations on a theme of Burns and Medvedev

  • Dan Segal

    University of Oxford, United Kingdom
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Abstract

Burns and Medvedev prove in [BM] that a relatively free pro-p group cannot be p-adic analytic unless it is virtually nilpotent. We present a shorter, more conceptual proof, and apply it to deduce analogous results for other categories of groups.

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Dan Segal, Variations on a theme of Burns and Medvedev. Groups Geom. Dyn. 1 (2007), no. 4, pp. 661–668

DOI 10.4171/GGD/28