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Topics in combinatorial group theory. Math 8851. Fall 2010

### TuTh 12:30-1:45pm, Kerchof 326.

- Instructor: Mikhail Ershov
- Office: Kerchoff 302
- e-mail: ershov
*at* virginia *dot* edu
- Office hours: Tue 4:15-5:45pm and Wed 2:15-3pm and 5-5:45pm

### Homework assignments:

- Homework #1
(due on Thursday, September 2nd)
- Homework #2
(due on Thursday, September 16th)
- Homework #3 (due on Thursday,
September 23rd)

- Homework #4 (due on Thursday,
September 30th)

- Homework #5 (due on Thursday,
October 7th)

- Homework #6 (due on Thursday,
October 14th)

- Homework #7 (due on Thursday,
October 28th)

- Homework #8 (due on Thursday,
November 4th)

- Homework #9 (due on Thursday,
November 11th)

- Homework #10 (due on Thursday,
November 18th)

Topics for the end of
semester presentations:

1. Subgroup growth

2. Commutator test in Aut(F_2)

3. Milnor-Wolf theorem (details skipped in class)

4. Constructing uncountably many finitely generated $p$-torsion groups

5. Baumslag-Solitar groups