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Some closure results for C-approximable groups

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Sarah Rees



We investigate closure results for C-approximable groups, for certain classes C of groups with invariant length functions. In particular we prove, each time for certain (but not necessarily the same) classes C that: (i) the direct product of two C-approximable groups is C-approximable; (ii) the restricted standard wreath product G≀H is C-approximable when G is C-approximable and H is residually finite; and (iii) a group G with normal subgroup N is C-approximable when N is C-approximable and G/N is amenable. Our direct product result is valid for LEF, weakly sofic and hyperlinear groups, as well as for all groups that are approximable by finite groups equipped with commutator-contractive invariant length functions (considered in [18]). Our wreath product result is valid for weakly sofic groups, and we prove it separately for sofic groups. We note that this last result has recently been generalised by Hayes and Sale, who prove in [11] that the restricted standard wreath product of any two sofic groups is sofic. Our result on extensions by amenable groups is valid for weakly sofic groups, and was proved in [8, Theorem 1 (3)] for sofic groups N.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Holt DF, Rees S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Pacific Journal of Mathematics

Year: 2017

Volume: 287

Issue: 2

Pages: 393-409

Print publication date: 01/04/2017

Online publication date: 09/03/2017

Acceptance date: 26/09/2016

Date deposited: 01/11/2016

ISSN (print): 0030-8730

ISSN (electronic): 1945-5844

Publisher: Mathematical Sciences Publishers


DOI: 10.2140/pjm.2017.287.393


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