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Universal diagram groups with identical Poincaré series

  • Stephen J. Pride

    University of Glasgow, UK
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Abstract

For a diagram group G, the first derived quotient G1/G2 is always free abelian (as proved by M. Sapir and V. Guba). However the second derived quotient G2/G3 may contain torsion. In fact, we show that for any finite or countably infinite direct product of cyclic groups A, there is a diagram group with second derived quotient A. We use that to construct families with the properties of the title.

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Stephen J. Pride, Universal diagram groups with identical Poincaré series. Groups Geom. Dyn. 4 (2010), no. 4, pp. 901–908

DOI 10.4171/GGD/113