Lie powers of relation modules for groups

L. G. Kovács*, Ralph Stöhr

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    Motivated by applications to abstract group theory, we study Lie powers of relation modules. The relation module associated to a free presentation G=F/N of a group G is the abelianization Nab=N/[N,N] of N, with G-action given by conjugation in F. The degree n Lie power is the homogeneous component of degree n in the free Lie ring on Nab (equivalently, it is the relevant quotient of the lower central series of N). We show that after reduction modulo a prime p this becomes a projective G-module, provided n>1 and n is not divisible by p.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)192-200
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of Algebra
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2011


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