2018-08-26: Added info about TA, office hours, and first homework.

2018-08-31: Second homework added. Future homeworks will appear on the homework page by the Friday before they are due, without an extra announcement in this space.

**2018-11-08: Updated information about end of semester activities. Project now due on November 20, second prelim to be distributed November 28**

- Time and Place: TR 10:10-11:25, Malott 203.
- Instructor: Jason Manning, email: jflastname at math dot cornell dot edu, Office hours: TR 2:45-3:45 in Malott 573.
- Teaching Assistant: Brandon Shapiro, bts82 at cornell dot edu. Office hours: W 3:30-4:30 in Malott 218 (except September 12).
- Web page: http://pi.math.cornell.edu/~jfmanning/teaching/2018F4560.html

- [M] J. Meier, Groups, Graphs and Trees: An Introduction to the Geometry of Infinite Groups. This is the main text for the course.
- [CM] M. Clay and D. Margalit, eds., Office Hours with a Geometric Group Theorist. This is a good source for projects, and may be a source for some lectures.

Date |
Topic |
Reading |

23 Aug | Introduction to the course. Groups and graphs. | This web page |

28 Aug | Groups acting on graphs | [M], Chapter 1 |

30 Aug | Groups acting on graphs | |

4 Sep | Fundamental domains | |

6 Sep | Fundamental domains, ctd. | |

11 Sep | Reflection Groups | [M], Chapter 2 |

13 Sep | Free Groups | [M], Chapter 3 |

18 Sep | Groups acting on trees | |

20 Sep | Groups acting on trees | |

25 Sep | Groups acting on trees | |

27 Sep | Groups acting on trees | |

2 Oct | Baumslag-Solitar groups | [M], Chapter 4 |

4 Oct | The Word problem | [M], Chapter 5 |

9-11 Oct | No Class -- Fall Break | |

16 Oct | Constructing Cayley graphs | |

18 Oct | Constructing Cayley graphs | |

23 Oct | An infinite torsion group | [M], Chapter 6 |

25 Oct | An infinite torsion group | |

30 Oct | Regular languages | [M], Chapter 7 |

1 Nov | Pumping Lemma and Myhill-Nerode | |

6 Nov | Regular languages and group theory, I | |

8 Nov | Regular languages and group theory, II | |

13 Nov | Lamplighter group | [M], Chapter 8 |

15 Nov | Coarse equivalence, ends | [M], Chapter 11 |

20 Nov | Ends, Student presentations: 11am Conan G. | |

27 Nov | Student presentations: 10:10am Tom S., 10:35am Mike S., 11am Matt F. | |

29 Nov | Student presentations: 10:10am Dongjin L., 10:35 Alex X., 11am Rohin G. | |

4 Dec | Student presentations: 10:10am Alex R., 10:35am Michael A. |

Last Updated 2018-11-26