Groups of fast homeomorphisms of the interval and the ping-pong argument
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We adapt the Ping-Pong lemma, which historically was used to study free products of groups, to the setting of the homeomorphism group of the unit interval. As a consequence, we isolate a large class of generating sets for subgroups of Homeo+(I) for which certain finite dynamical data can be used to determine the marked isomorphism type of the groups which they generate. As a corollary, we will obtain a criterion for embedding subgroups of Homeo+(I) into Richard Thompson’s group F . In particular, every member of our class of generating sets generates a group which embeds into F and in particular is not a free product. An analogous abstract theory is also developed for groups of permutations of an infinite set.
Bleak , C , Brin , M G , Kassabov , M , Tatch Moore , J & Zaremsky , M C B 2019 , ' Groups of fast homeomorphisms of the interval and the ping-pong argument ' , Journal of Combinatorial Algebra , vol. 3 , no. 1 , pp. 1-40 . https://doi.org/10.4171/JCA/25
Journal of Combinatorial Algebra
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