# Group Examples

### Non-abelian Groups

#### Baumslag groups

Baumslag-Solitar groups are examples of two-generator one-relator groups.

BS(m,n) = <a,b | ba^{m} = a^{n}b>

where m, n are natural numbers. Computations of Baumslag groups.

Another variation of the Baumslag groups, called the Baumslag-Gersten group, is defined by:

BG = <a,b | (b^{-1}a^{-1}b)a(b^{-1}a^{-1}b) = a^{2}>

Computations of Baumslag-Gersten groups.

#### Braid groups

For a natural number n, the following is a presentation of the Braid group with n-1 generators and n strands.

B(n) = <g_{1},...,g_{n-1} | g_{i}g_{j} = g_{j}g_{i} for |i-j| >= 2, g_{i}g_{i+1}g_{i} = g_{i+1}g_{i}g_{i+1} for 1 <= i <= n-2>

#### Artin groups (Generalized Braid groups)

An Artin group (Generalized Braid group) is a group with a representation of the form

G = <x_{1},...,x_{n} | <x_1,x_2>^{m_{1,2}} = <x_2,x_1>^{m_{2,1}}, ... , <x_{n-1},x_{n}>^{m_{n-1,n}} = <x_{n},x_{n-1}>^{m_{n,n-1}}>

where m_{i,j} = m_{j,i} > 1

If m is not infinity <x_i,x_j>^{m} denotes an alterning product of x_i and x_j of length m beginning with x_i.

For example <x_1,x_2>^{4} = x_1x_2_x1_x2

If m is infinity there is no relation between x_i and x_j.

#### Cyclic groups

For a natural number n > 1 the cyclic groups can be represented as

C(n) = <a | a^{n} = 1>

#### Dicyclic groups

Dic(n) = <a,b | a^{2n} = 1, a^{n} = b^{2}, b^{-1}ab = a^{-1}>

Computations of dicyclic groups

#### Dihedral groups

Dih(n) = <r,s | r^{n} = s^{2} = s^{-1}rs = r^{-1} = 1>

Computations of dihedral groups

#### von Dyck groups

The von Dyck groups are sometimes referred to as ordinary triangle groups and are subgroups of index 2 in Triangle(l, m, n) generated by words of even length in the generators a, b, c. A specific representation is given for x = ab, y = ca, yx = cb:

D(l,m,n) = <x,y | x^{l} = y^{m} = (xy)^{n} = 1>

Computations of von Dyck groups

#### Free abelian groups

Z(n) = <a_{1},...,a_{n} | [a_{i},a_{j}] = 1 for all i,j>

Computations of free abelian groups

#### Free groups

F(n) = <a_{1},...,a_{n} | a_{i}a_{i}^{-1} = a_{i}^{-1}a_{i} = 1>

#### Fibonacci groups

These groups have the following finite presentation:

F(2,m) = <x_{1},...,x_{m} | x_{i}x_{i+1} = x_{i+2}>

where the indices are taken modulo m. Computations of Fibonacci groups

#### Hecke groups

<x,y | x^2=y^q=1, q>=3> <x,y | x^p=y^q=1> <x,y | x^2=y^3=(xy)^7=1>

#### Heisenberg groups

H(2k+1) = <a_{1},...,a_{k},b_{1},...,b_{k},c | [a_{i},b_{i}] = c, [a_{i},c] = [b_{i},c], [a_{i},b_{j}] = 1 for all i != j>

Computations of Heisenberg groups

#### Higman group

H = <a,b,c,d | a^{-1}ba = b^{2}, b^{-1}cb = c^{2}, c^{-1}dc = d^{2}, d^{-1}ad = a^{2}>

#### Ordinary tetrahedron groups

The Ordinary tetrahedron groups are groups with the following presentation where e_i >= 2 and f_i >= 2 for all i.

G(e_1,e_2,e_3,f_1,f_2,f_3) = <x,y,z | x^{e_1} = y^{e_2} = z^{e_3} = (xy^{-1})^{f_1} = (yz^{-1})^{f_2} = (zx^{-1})^{f_3} = 1>

Computations of Ordinary Tetrahedron groups

#### Lamplighter group

The Lamplighter group has the following presentation

G = <a,b | (ab^{n}ab^{-n})^2 = 1>

for all n in Z. Computations of Lamplighter group

#### Symmetric groups

The symmetric groups have the following presentation for n > 0

S_n = <a_{1},..,a_{n-1} | a_{i}^2 = 1, a_{i}a_{j} = a_{j}a_{i} for j != i +/- 1, (a_{i}a_{i+1})^3 = 1>

where a_{i} is the neighbor transposition a_{i} = (i,i+1) Computations of symmetric groups

#### Tetraeder group

The Tetraeder group has the following presentation

A_4 = <a,b | a^2 = b^3 = (ab)^3 = 1>

Computations of the Tetraeder group

#### Oktaeder group

The Oktaeder group has the following presentation

O = <a,b | a^2 = b^3 = (ab)^4 = 1>

Computations of the Oktaeder group

#### Ikosaeder group

The Ikosaeder group has the following presentation

I = <a,b | a^2 = b^3 = (ab)^5 = 1>

Computations of the Ikosaeder group

#### Mathieu group M_{11}

The Mathieu group M_{22} has the following presentation

M_{11} = <x,y | xy = y^{-3}x^{-4}, y[x^{-1},y^{-1}] = [x^{-1},y]x^{-1}>

Computations of the Mathieu group M_{11} References: EFFICIENT PRESENTATIONS FOR THREE SIMPLE GROUPS P.E. Kenne Department of Computer Science, Australian National University, GPO Box 4, Canberra ACT 2601.

#### Mathieu group M_{22}

The Mathieu group M_{22} has the following presentation

M_{22} = <a,b | a^2 = (ab)^{11}, (ababb)^7 = b^4, (ab)^{2}(ab^{-1})^{2}abb(ab)^{2}ab^{-1}ab(abb)^2=b>

Computations of the Mathieu group M_{22} References: Efficient presentations for the Mathieu simple group M 22 and its cover Marston Conder, George Havas and Colin Ramsay

#### Quaternion group

The Quaternion group has the following presentation

Q_8 = <a,b | a^4 = 1, x^2 = y^2, y^{-1}xy = x^{-1}>

Computations of the Quaternion group

#### Tits group

The Tits group has the following presentation

T = <a,b | a^2 = b^3 = (ab)^13 = [a,b]^5 = [a,bab]^4 = ((ab)^4ab^{-1})^6 = 1 >

Computations of the Tits group

#### Special Linear group

The special linear group has the following presentation

SL_2(Z) = <a,b | aba = bab, (aba)^4 = 1 >

Computations of the Special Linear group

#### Special Linear group SL_2(32)

The special linear group S_2(32) has the following presentation

SL_2(32) = <a,b | b^3 = (ab)^{2} = a^{6}ba^{-2}ba^{2}b^{-1}a^{3}b^{-1}ab^{-1}a^{-3}b >

Computations of the Special Linear group SL_2(32) Reference: EFFICIENT PRESENTATIONS FOR THREE SIMPLE GROUPS P.E. Kenne Department of Computer Science, Australian National University, GPO Box 4, Canberra ACT 2601.

#### Special Linear group with prime p

The Special Linear group SL_2(p) has the following presentation

SL_2(p) = (x,y | x^{2} =(xy)^{3},(xy^{4}xy^{t})^{2}y^{p}x^{2k}=1>

Computations of the Special Linear group with prime p Reference: EFFICIENT PRESENTATIONS FOR FINITE SIMPLE GROUPS AND RELATED GROUPS Colin M. Campbell, E.F. Robertson and P.D. Williams* 1988

#### Modular group

The Modular group has the following presentation

PSL(2,Z) = <a,b | a^2 = (ab)^3 = 1 >

Computations of the Modular group

#### Alternating groups

The Alternating groups have the following presentation

A_{n+2} = <x_{1},..x_{n} | x_{i}^{3} = (x_{i}x_{j})^2 = 1 for every i != j>

Computations of the Alternating groups Reference: PRESENTATIONS OF FINITE SIMPLE GROUPS: A COMPUTATIONAL APPROACH R. M. GURALNICK, W. M. KANTOR, M. KASSABOV, AND A. LUBOTZKY

#### Thompson group

T = <a,b | [ab^{-1},a^{-1}ba] = [ab^{-1},a^{-2}ba^{2}] = 1> = <x_{0},x_{1},x_{2},... | x_{k}^{-1}x_{n}x_{k} = x_{n+1} for all k < n> with a = x_{0}, x_{n} = a^{1-n}ba^{n-1}

#### Triangle groups

The triangle groups describe the application of reflections across the sides of a triangle (A,B,C) with the three reflections a,b,c and can be represented as the following:

Triangle(l,m,n) = {a,b,c | a^{2} = b^{2} = c^{2} = (ab)^{l} = (bc)^{m} = (ca)^{n} = 1}

There are three different cases depending on the choice of the parameters l,m,n:

The euclidian case: 1/l + 1/m + 1/n = 1 The spherical case: 1/l + 1/m + 1/n > 1 The hyperbolical case: 1/l + 1/m + 1/n < 1