Geometry & Topology

Lipschitz connectivity and filling invariants in solvable groups and buildings

Robert Young

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Abstract

Filling invariants of a group or space are quantitative versions of finiteness properties which measure the difficulty of filling a sphere in a space with a ball. Filling spheres is easy in nonpositively curved spaces, but it can be much harder in subsets of nonpositively curved spaces, such as certain solvable groups and lattices in semisimple groups. In this paper, we give some new methods for bounding filling invariants of such subspaces based on Lipschitz extension theorems. We apply our methods to find sharp bounds on higher-order Dehn functions of Sol2n+1, horospheres in euclidean buildings, Hilbert modular groups and certain S–arithmetic groups.

Article information

Source
Geom. Topol., Volume 18, Number 4 (2014), 2375-2417.

Dates
Received: 2 April 2013
Accepted: 11 January 2014
First available in Project Euclid: 20 December 2017

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.gt/1513732864

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.2140/gt.2014.18.2375

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR3268779

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1347.20046

Subjects
Primary: 20F65: Geometric group theory [See also 05C25, 20E08, 57Mxx] 20E42: Groups with a $BN$-pair; buildings [See also 51E24]

Keywords
filling invariants Lipschitz extensions lattices in arithmetic groups

Citation

Young, Robert. Lipschitz connectivity and filling invariants in solvable groups and buildings. Geom. Topol. 18 (2014), no. 4, 2375--2417. doi:10.2140/gt.2014.18.2375. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.gt/1513732864


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