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Amalgamated products of profinite groups: Counterexamples

Author: Luis Ribes
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 37 (1973), 413-416
MSC: Primary 20F20
MathSciNet review: 0382463
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Abstract: If $ {A_1}$ and $ {A_2}$ are profinite groups with a common closed subgroup H, the profinite amalgamated product of $ {A_1}$ and $ {A_2}$ over H is said to exist if $ {A_1}$ and $ {A_2}$ are canonically embedded in the push-out of $ {A_1}$ and $ {A_2}$ over H in the category of profinite groups. It is proved that such products need not exist.

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PII: S 0002-9939(1973)0382463-7
Keywords: Profinite group, pro-p-group, amalgamated product, push-out, nilpotent group
Article copyright: © Copyright 1973 American Mathematical Society

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