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A remark on finitely presented infinite-dimensional algebras

Authors: Gilbert Baumslag and Peter B. Shalen
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 108 (1990), 633-635
MSC: Primary 16A45; Secondary 16A64
MathSciNet review: 991690
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Abstract: By estimating dimensions of representation varieties, we show that certain finitely presented algebras are infinite dimensional.

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