Geometry & Topology

The symmetry of intersection numbers in group theory

Peter Scott

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Abstract

For suitable subgroups of a finitely generated group, we define the intersection number of one subgroup with another subgroup and show that this number is symmetric. We also give an interpretation of this number.

Article information

Source
Geom. Topol., Volume 2, Number 1 (1998), 11-29.

Dates
Received: 21 February 1997
Revised: 13 March 1998
Accepted: 19 March 1998
First available in Project Euclid: 21 December 2017

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.gt/1513882900

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.2140/gt.1998.2.11

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR1608688

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
0897.20029

Subjects
Primary: 20F32
Secondary: 20E06: Free products, free products with amalgamation, Higman-Neumann- Neumann extensions, and generalizations 20E07: Subgroup theorems; subgroup growth 20E08: Groups acting on trees [See also 20F65] 57M07: Topological methods in group theory

Keywords
ends amalgamated free products trees

Citation

Scott, Peter. The symmetry of intersection numbers in group theory. Geom. Topol. 2 (1998), no. 1, 11--29. doi:10.2140/gt.1998.2.11. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.gt/1513882900


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