# Relation modules of infinite groups, II

Open Mathematics (2014)

- Volume: 12, Issue: 3, page 436-444
- ISSN: 2391-5455

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topMartin Evans. "Relation modules of infinite groups, II." Open Mathematics 12.3 (2014): 436-444. <http://eudml.org/doc/269689>.

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abstract = {Let F n denote the free group of rank n and d(G) the minimal number of generators of the finitely generated group G. Suppose that R ↪ F m ↠ G and S ↪ F m ↠ G are presentations of G and let \[\bar\{R\}\]
and \[\bar\{S\}\]
denote the associated relation modules of G. It is well known that \[\bar\{R\} \oplus (\mathbb \{Z\}G)^\{d(G)\} \cong \bar\{S\} \oplus (\mathbb \{Z\}G)^\{d(G)\}\]
even though it is quite possible that . However, to the best of the author’s knowledge no examples have appeared in the literature with the property that . Our purpose here is to exhibit, for each integer k ≥ 1, a group G that has presentations as above such that . Our approach depends on the existence of nonfree stably free modules over certain commutative rings and, in particular, on the existence of certain Hurwitz-Radon systems of matrices with integer entries discovered by Geramita and Pullman. This approach was motivated by results of Adams concerning the number of orthonormal (continuous) vector fields on spheres.},

author = {Martin Evans},

journal = {Open Mathematics},

keywords = {Group presentations; Relation module; Stable isomorphism; Non-cancellation; Hurwitz-Radon system; finitely generated groups; presentations; relation modules; exact sequences; augmentation ideals; stable isomorphisms; non-cancellation; Hurwitz-Radon systems},

language = {eng},

number = {3},

pages = {436-444},

title = {Relation modules of infinite groups, II},

url = {http://eudml.org/doc/269689},

volume = {12},

year = {2014},

}

TY - JOUR

AU - Martin Evans

TI - Relation modules of infinite groups, II

JO - Open Mathematics

PY - 2014

VL - 12

IS - 3

SP - 436

EP - 444

AB - Let F n denote the free group of rank n and d(G) the minimal number of generators of the finitely generated group G. Suppose that R ↪ F m ↠ G and S ↪ F m ↠ G are presentations of G and let \[\bar{R}\]
and \[\bar{S}\]
denote the associated relation modules of G. It is well known that \[\bar{R} \oplus (\mathbb {Z}G)^{d(G)} \cong \bar{S} \oplus (\mathbb {Z}G)^{d(G)}\]
even though it is quite possible that . However, to the best of the author’s knowledge no examples have appeared in the literature with the property that . Our purpose here is to exhibit, for each integer k ≥ 1, a group G that has presentations as above such that . Our approach depends on the existence of nonfree stably free modules over certain commutative rings and, in particular, on the existence of certain Hurwitz-Radon systems of matrices with integer entries discovered by Geramita and Pullman. This approach was motivated by results of Adams concerning the number of orthonormal (continuous) vector fields on spheres.

LA - eng

KW - Group presentations; Relation module; Stable isomorphism; Non-cancellation; Hurwitz-Radon system; finitely generated groups; presentations; relation modules; exact sequences; augmentation ideals; stable isomorphisms; non-cancellation; Hurwitz-Radon systems

UR - http://eudml.org/doc/269689

ER -

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