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Twisted Conjugacy Classes in Abelian Extensions of Certain Linear Groups


Published:20120517
Printed: Mar 2014
T. Mubeena,
The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, CIT Campus, Taramani, Chennai 600113, India
P. Sankaran,
The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, CIT Campus, Taramani, Chennai 600113, India
Abstract
Given a group automorphism $\phi:\Gamma\longrightarrow \Gamma$, one has
an action of $\Gamma$ on itself by $\phi$twisted conjugacy, namely, $g.x=gx\phi(g^{1})$.
The orbits of this action are called $\phi$twisted conjugacy classes. One says
that $\Gamma$ has the $R_\infty$property if there are infinitely many $\phi$twisted conjugacy
classes for every automorphism $\phi$ of $\Gamma$. In this paper we
show that $\operatorname{SL}(n,\mathbb{Z})$ and its
congruence subgroups have the $R_\infty$property. Further we show that
any (countable) abelian extension of $\Gamma$ has the $R_\infty$property where $\Gamma$ is a torsion
free nonelementary hyperbolic group, or $\operatorname{SL}(n,\mathbb{Z}),
\operatorname{Sp}(2n,\mathbb{Z})$ or a principal congruence
subgroup of $\operatorname{SL}(n,\mathbb{Z})$ or the fundamental group of a complete Riemannian
manifold of constant negative curvature.