1. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 395)
||Coessential Abelianization Morphisms in the Category of Groups|
An epimorphism $\phi\colon G\to H$ of groups, where $G$ has rank $n$, is called
coessential if every (ordered) generating $n$-tuple of $H$ can be
lifted along $\phi$ to a generating $n$-tuple for $G$. We discuss this
property in the context of the category of groups, and establish a criterion
for such a group $G$ to have the property that its abelianization
epimorphism $G\to G/[G,G]$, where $[G,G]$ is the commutator subgroup, is
coessential. We give an example of a family of 2-generator groups whose
abelianization epimorphism is not coessential.
This family also provides counterexamples to the generalized Andrews--Curtis conjecture.
Keywords:coessential epimorphism, Nielsen transformations, Andrew-Curtis transformations
Categories:20F05, 20F99, 20J15
2. CMB 2007 (vol 50 pp. 268)
||On the Lack of Inverses to $C^*$-Extensions Related to Property T Groups |
Using ideas of S. Wassermann on non-exact $C^*$-algebras and
property T groups, we show that one of his examples of non-invertible
$C^*$-extensions is not semi-invertible. To prove this, we
show that a certain element vanishes in the asymptotic tensor
product. We also show that a modification of the example gives
a $C^*$-extension which is not even invertible up to homotopy.
Keywords:$C^*$-algebra extension, property T group, asymptotic tensor $C^*$-norm, homotopy
Categories:19K33, 46L06, 46L80, 20F99