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2007.69: On algebraic sets over metabelian groups

2007.69: Vladimir Remeslennikov and Ralph Stöhr (2005) On algebraic sets over metabelian groups. Journal of Group Theory, 8 (4). pp. 491-513. ISSN 1435-4446

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DOI: 10.1515/jgth.2005.8.4.491


We investigate algebraic sets over certain finitely generated torsion-free metabelian groups. The class of groups under consideration is the class of so-called ρ-groups. It consists of all wreath products of finitely generated free abelian groups and their subgroups. In particular, it includes all free metabelian groups of finite rank. Our main result is a characterization of certain irreducible algebraic sets over ρ-groups. More precisely, we consider irreducible algebraic sets which are determined by a system of equations in n indeterminates. For their coordinate groups, we introduce a discrete invariant called the relative characteristic. This is an ordered pair of non-negative integers. We determine the structure of the coordinate group of the n-dimensional affine space, and show that its relative characteristic is (n, n). Then we characterize the irreducible algebraic sets of relative characteristic (n, n) and (0, k ) where 0 ≤ k ≤ n . We also obtain some examples of somewhat unusual algebraic sets over ρ-groups, thus demonstrating that algebraic sets over these groups are much more varied and complicated than, say, algebraic sets over free groups.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:MSC 2000 > 17 Nonassociative rings and algebras
MSC 2000 > 20 Group theory and generalizations
MIMS number:2007.69
Deposited By:Miss Louise Stait
Deposited On:06 April 2007

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