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    Factoring Formal Maps into Reversible or Involutive Factors

    O'Farrell, Anthony G. and Zaitsev, Dmitri (2014) Factoring Formal Maps into Reversible or Involutive Factors. Journal of Algebra, 399. pp. 657-674. ISSN 0021-8693

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    An element g of a group is called reversible if it is conjugate in the group to its inverse. An element is an involution if it is equal to its inverse. This paper is about factoring elements as products of reversibles in the group Gn of formal maps of (Cn, 0), i.e. formally-invertible n-tuples of formal power series in n variables, with complex coefficients. The case n = 1 was already understood [25]. Each product F of reversibles has linear part L(F) of determinant ±1. The main results are that for n ≥ 2 each map F with det(L(F)) = ±1 is the product of 2+3 • ceiling(log2 n) reversibles, and may also be factored as the product of 9 + 6 • ceiling(log2 n) involutions (where the ceiling of x is the smallest integer ≥ x).

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the preprint version of the published article, which is available at doi:10.1016/j.jalgebra.2013.09.053
    Keywords: Involution; Reversible; Power series; Group;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 6271
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    Depositing User: Prof. Anthony O'Farrell
    Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2015 14:51
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Algebra
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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