Illinois Journal of Mathematics

A linear-time algorithm to compute geodesics in solvable Baumslag–Solitar groups

Murray Elder

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Abstract

We present an algorithm to convert a word of length n in the standard generators of the solvable Baumslag–Solitar group BS(1, p) into a geodesic word, which runs in linear time and O(n log n) space on a random access machine.

Article information

Source
Illinois J. Math. Volume 54, Number 1 (2010), 109-128.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 9 March 2011

Permanent link to this document
http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ijm/1299679740

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1214/10-AAP256

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR2776987

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
05882248

Subjects
Primary: 20F65: Geometric group theory [See also 05C25, 20E08, 57Mxx]
Secondary: 68Q25: Analysis of algorithms and problem complexity [See also 68W40]

Citation

Elder, Murray. A linear-time algorithm to compute geodesics in solvable Baumslag–Solitar groups. Illinois Journal of Mathematics 54 (2010), no. 1, 109--128. doi:10.1214/10-AAP256. http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ijm/1299679740.


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