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On state-closed representations of restricted wreath product of groups \(G_{p,d}=C_{p}wrC^{d}\). (English) Zbl 1427.20034
Summary: Let \(G_{p, d}\) be the restricted wreath product \(C_pwrC^d\) where \(C_p\) is a cyclic group of order a prime \(p\) and \(C^d\) a free abelian group of finite rank \(d\). We study the existence of faithful transitive state-closed (fsc) representations of \(G_{p, d}\) on the rooted \(m\)-ary tree for some finite \(m\). The group \(G_{2, 1}\), known as the lamplighter group, admits an fsc representation on the binary tree. We prove that for \(d \geq 2\) there are no fsc representations of \(G_{p, d}\) on the \(p\)-adic tree. We describe all fsc representations of \(G = G_{p, 1}\) on the \(p\)-adic tree obtained via virtual endomorphisms, where the first level stabilizer of the image of \(G\) contains its commutator subgroup. Furthermore, for \(d \geq 2\), we construct fsc representations of \(G_{p, d}\) on the \(p^2\)-adic tree and exhibit concretely the representation of \(G_{2, 2}\) on the 4-tree as a finite-state automaton group.

MSC:
20E08 Groups acting on trees
20E22 Extensions, wreath products, and other compositions of groups
20F10 Word problems, other decision problems, connections with logic and automata (group-theoretic aspects)
20E36 Automorphisms of infinite groups
05C05 Trees
20F28 Automorphism groups of groups
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