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Title:Simplicial Complexes and a Partial Classification of Almost Completely Decomposable Torsion Free Abelian Groups
Author(s):Perez-Segui, Maria Luisa
Department / Program:Mathematics
Discipline:Mathematics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Mathematics
Abstract:The thesis treats the problem of how different two quasi-isomorphic groups can be.
We first attack the problem in a topological way. We construct a functor (kappa) from the category of pairs (G,U), where G is a topological group and U is an open symmetric neighborhood of O in G, into the category of simplicial complexes. We give all torsion free groups the discrete topology and denote by Tf the category thus obtained. The image under (kappa) of the Pontryagin dual of an inclusion in Tf is a regular simplicial covering map of connected complexes. The lifting criterion available in the theory of covering spaces is then used to get the following theorem: If L = N (CRPLUS) P, and for every y (ELEM) P (FDIAG) O and x (ELEM) N there is f: P (--->) N such that f(y) = x, then M decomposes.
Secondly we treat the problem algebraically in a constructive way. We restrict ourselves to the class of almost completely decomposable groups. We fix L = L(,1) (CRPLUS) . . . (CRPLUS) L(,n) with rank L(,i) = 1 for all i, inside a -vector space V of dimension n. We examine all subgroups M of V containing L such that (VBAR)M/L(VBAR) < (INFIN) and each L(,i )is pure in M. In the case when M/L is cyclic we define a normalized expression of a -basis of V. This expression is then used to classify up to isomorphism all M's as above in the case when M/L is cyclic and L has a totally disconnected type graph. The classification involves congruence relations of the coefficients of the normalized expression, and the primes dividing the L(,i)'s. As a corollary we obtain a complete classification of almost completely decomposable groups of rank 2.
Issue Date:1985
Type:Text
Description:114 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1985.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/71238
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8600281
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-16
Date Deposited:1985


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