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A-T-menability of groups

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Title:A-T-menability of groups
Authors:Lu, Ni Yen
Contributors:Guentner, Erik (advisor)
Date Issued:2011
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract:This paper presents a detailed study of a-T-menable discrete groups. Starting with several conditions required for a-T-menability, we prove that they are equivalent and hence charaterize a class of a-T-menable discrete groups. We then show that the free groups on two generators is a-T-menable. Using the infnite cyclic group, we succesfully draw a rigid connection –from the perspective of affine isometric actions –between amenable groups and a-T-menable groups. We also prove that the quotient of an a-T-menable group by a finite normal subgroup is a-T-menable. We conclude with a new proof that the free product of two a-T-menable groups is a-T-menable.
Description:Plan B paper, M.A., Mathematics, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2011
Pages/Duration:32 pages
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