Cut points in Bowditch Boundary of Relatively hyperbolic groups 1

This document is a personal musing. It has many excerpts without credit, potentially false claims, and misquotes. If some cosmic accident has lead you to this page, then take a deep breath and assume caution. If you are worried about copyright infringement, kindly let me know. I will modify the document. B.H. Bowditch thought about […]

A survey of relative Dunwoody’s accessibility theorem

Motivation This is not (even remotely) an original work. For example it contains large excerpts from a variety of papers (often without reference). More importantly beware! What follows may contain outrageously false statements. This was created for an in-class presentation while the author was exploring these ideas for the first time.. Consider a group G […]

Cut points in Boundary – 1

Proceedings from Top Secret Topology Seminar. Disclaimer: Handle with care. Several unproved (possibly untrue) statements lie ahead. Jump to summary. Le G be a word-hyperbolic group and \( \partial G \) its boundary. Theorem (Bestvina, Messa, 1991) If G has one end, then \( \partial G \) is connected and locally connected. The second part […]

Free Groups, Gromov Hyperbolicity – (translated excerpt from Harpe)

Soit T un arbre simplicial muni d’une distance pour laquelle chaque arête est isométrique au segment [0,1] de la droite réelle, et pour laquelle la distance entre deus points est la borne inférieure des longueurs des chemins joignant ces points. Tout triangle de T est dégénéré au sens oú chacun de ses côtés est contenu […]