Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society

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A condition equivalent to the solvability of the endomorphism problem for free groups

Author: Charles C. Edmunds
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 76 (1979), 23-24
MSC: Primary 20F10
MathSciNet review: 534382
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Abstract: To solve the endomorphism problem for a word W involving n generators of a free group F, it suffices to solve the problem assuming that the images of W involve no more than n generators.

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Keywords: Free group, endomorphism, decision problem
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