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Title: Representing the automorphism group of an almost crystallographic group
Authors: Igodt, Paul G. ×
Malfait, Wim #
Issue Date: Feb-1996
Publisher: Amer mathematical soc
Series Title: Proceedings of the american mathematical society vol:124 issue:2 pages:331-340
Abstract: Let E be an almost crystallographic (AC-) group, corresponding to the simply connected, connected, nilpotent Lie group L and with holonomy group F. If L(F) = {1}, there is a faithful representation Aut(E) hooked right arrow Aff(L). In case E is crystallographic, this condition L(F) = {1} is known to be equivalent to Z(E) = 1 or b(1) (E) = 0. We will show (Example 2.2) that, for AC-groups E, this is no longer valid and should be adapted. A generalised equivalent algebraic (and easier to verify) condition is presented (Theorem 2.3). Corresponding to an AC-group E and by factoring out subsequent centers we construct a series of AC-groups, which becomes constant after a finite number of terms. Under suitable conditions, this opens a way to represent Aut(E) faithfully in Gl(k, Z) x Aff(L(1)) (Theorem 4.1). We show how this can be used to calculate Out(E). This is of importance, especially, when E is almost Bieberbach and, hence, Out(E) is known to have an interesting geometric meaning.
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ISSN: 0002-9939
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Mathematics, Campus Kulak Kortrijk
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