Filling inequalities for nilpotent groups through approximations

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Abstract

We bound the higher-order Dehn functions and other filling invariants of certain Carnot groups using approximation techniques. These groups include the higher-dimensional Heisenberg groups, jet groups, and central products of 2-step nilpotent groups. Some consequences of this work are a construction of groups with arbitrarily large nilpotency class that have Euclidean n-dimensional filling volume functions, and a proof of part of a conjecture of Gromov on the higher-order filling functions of the higher-dimensional Heisenberg groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)977-1011
Number of pages35
JournalGroups, Geometry, and Dynamics
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

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Nilpotent Group
Heisenberg Group
High-dimensional
Approximation
Dehn Function
Higher Order
Carnot Group
Nilpotency
n-dimensional
Euclidean
Invariant

Keywords

  • Dehn function
  • Filling inequalities
  • Heisenberg group
  • Nilpotent groups

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  • Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
  • Geometry and Topology

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Filling inequalities for nilpotent groups through approximations. / Young, Robert.

In: Groups, Geometry, and Dynamics, Vol. 7, No. 4, 2013, p. 977-1011.

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