By Hans-Joachim Baues

A new combinatorial starting place of the 2 suggestions, in response to a attention of deep and classical result of homotopy thought, and an axiomatic characterization of the assumptions below which leads to this box carry. contains a number of particular examples and purposes in a number of fields of topology and algebra.

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O1 ;o2 in O/ : It is customary to include as a part of the problem the search of one of such transformations, in case that it exists. So will we. , words in the generators), subgroups, and conjugacy classes, as well as tuples of these, while the typical families of transformations (which we will always think of acting on the right) are those of automorphisms, monomorphisms, epimorphisms and endomorphisms of G. We denote them respectively by Aut G, Mon G, Epi G and End G. Fn ; Aut Fn /, where Fn denotes the free group on n generators.

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Theorem 2. Fn ; End Fn / is solvable. t u So, the auto, mono and endo Whitehead problems (for words) are solvable for both Zm and Fn . For G D Zm Fn though, these problems turn out to be more than the mere juxtaposition of the corresponding problems for its factors. This is because the endomorphisms of G are more than pairs of endomorphisms of Zm and Fn as well. It is not difficult to obtain a complete description of them imposing preservation of the (commutativity) relations defining G. Proposition 3.

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