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\(\mathbb{R}\)-trees and the Bieri-Neumann-Strebel invariant. (English) Zbl 0829.20038
For a finitely generated group \(G\) a new characterization of the invariant \(\Sigma(G)\) [see R. Bieri, W. D. Neumann and R. Strebel, Invent. Math. 90, 451-477 (1987; Zbl 0642.57002)] in terms of special actions of \(G\) on \(\mathbb{R}\)-trees is given. K. S. Brown’s characterization of \(\Sigma\) [ibid., 479-504 (1987; Zbl 0663.20033)] is reproved in the same manner.

MSC:
20E08 Groups acting on trees
57M05 Fundamental group, presentations, free differential calculus
20F65 Geometric group theory
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