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The occurrence problem for mapping class groups

Author: John Stillwell
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 101 (1987), 411-416
MSC: Primary 20F10; Secondary 57M05
MathSciNet review: 908639
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Abstract: The occurrence problem for the mapping class group $ M(g,0)$ of the closed orientable surface of genus $ g$ is shown to be solvable for $ g = 1$ and unsolvable for $ g > 1$.

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PII: S 0002-9939(1987)0908639-5
Keywords: Occurrence problem, mapping class group
Article copyright: © Copyright 1987 American Mathematical Society

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