By Parshin A. N. (Ed), Shafarevich I. R. (Ed)
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Aa, b,] ). The importance of this group in topology is unquestioned and Dehn’s solutions of the word and conjugacy problems can be regarded as the coming of age of combinatorial group theory. It was also Dehn who suggested that significant results generalising those for surface groups could be obtained for arbitrary groups given by a single defining relator. The theory begins with two classic results of Magnus [Magnus 1930, 19311. 18. Let o E Aut F and let H = Fix(a). Let X be the coset graph of H - then by the theory of coverings H ” rr(X).
Certain surfaces and any complex defining them have standard names. These are: So,1 - disc; So,2 - annulus; So,0 - 2-sphere S2; Sl,o - torus S1 x S1; Nlo - projective plane P2; Nl,l - Mobius band; Na,a - Klein bottle. In the following by an (orientable or non-orientable) surface group is meant a group isomorphic to the fundamental group of a closed (orientable or nonorientable, respectively) surface. An important tool in the topological theory of surfaces is given by the theory of coverings, and this can again be applied to their fundamental groups.
Iterating this procedure, we get the whole tesselation IE of the plane. In particular this proves that we obtain a system of generators of G by looking at those transformations moving D to a neighbour. By simple arguments of a similar kind one sees that a system of defining relations arises from the stars of the inequivalent vertices of D. ) The final result is given in the following theorem. Fig. 7. Theorem. 8 minimalises the number of vertices, and then transforms the resulting surface into canonical form.
Algebra Seven: Combinatorial Group Theory. Applications to Geometry by Parshin A. N. (Ed), Shafarevich I. R. (Ed)