By Alfred Barnard Basset

ISBN-10: 1177643065

ISBN-13: 9781177643061

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K−1} sn−j = sn+1+j ∨ sn−j = sn+1+j 2. The group Fred (S) is freely generated by S. Proof. Ad. 1. The above composition is well-defined because if two reduced words are composed, then the composed word is reduced by construction. ) as neutral element, and it is not difficult to show that every reduced word admits 58 3. : Associativity of the composition in Fred (S); if the reduction areas of the outer elements do interfere an inverse with respect to this composition (take the inverse sequence and flip the hat status of every element).

If N and Q are groups and ϕ : Q −→ Aut(N ) is the trivial homomorphism, then the identity map (on the level of sets) yields an isomorphism N ϕ Q ∼ = N × Q. • Let n ∈ N≥3 . 20) is a semi-direct product Dn −→ ←− Z/nZ ϕ Z/2Z s −→ ([1], 0) t −→ (0, [1]), where ϕ : Z/2Z −→ Aut Z/nZ is given by multiplication by −1. 30). 34 2. , if ϕ(1) has interesting eigenvalues. • Let G be a group. Then the lamplighter group over G is the semi-direct product group ϕ Z, where Z acts on the product ZG Z G by shifting the factors: ϕ : Z −→ Aut G Z z −→ (gn )n∈Z → (gn+z )n∈Z • More generally, the wreath product of two groups G and H is the semidirect product ϕ H, where ϕ is the shift action of H on HG H G.

Bn [aj , bj ] . 7). 1. Prove that for all n, m ∈ N we have Gn ∼ = Gm if and only if n = m. Hints. 18) might help. 2. For which n ∈ N is the group Gn Abelian? 25 (Braid groups**). For n ∈ N the braid group on n strands is defined by Bn := s1 , . . , sn−1 {sj sj+1 sj = sj+1 sj sj+1 | j ∈ {1, . . , n − 2}} {sj sk = sk sj | j, k ∈ {1, . . , n − 1}, |j − k| ≥ 2} . 1. Show that Bn −→ Z sj −→ 1 defines a well-defined group homomorphism. For which n ∈ N is this homomorphism surjective? 2. Show that Bn −→ Sn sj −→ (j, j + 1) 44 2.

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