Uniform rank gradient, cost, and local-global convergence
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We analyze the rank gradient of finitely generated groups with respect to sequences of subgroups of finite index that do not necessarily form a chain, by connecting it to the cost of p.m.p. (probability measure preserving) actions. We generalize several results that were only known for chains before. The connection is made by the notion of local-global convergence.
In particular, we show that for a finitely generated group $\Gamma$ with fixed price $c$, every Farber sequence has rank gradient $c-1$. By adapting Lackenby’s trichotomy theorem to this setting, we also show that in a finitely presented amenable group, every sequence of subgroups with index tending to infinity has vanishing rank gradient.
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- Miklós Abért
- Affiliation: MTA Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Budapest, Hungary
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- László Márton Tóth
- Affiliation: Central European University, Budapest, Hungary; and MTA Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Budapest, Hungary
- ORCID: 0000-0002-6821-8060
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- Received by editor(s): September 4, 2018
- Received by editor(s) in revised form: March 12, 2019
- Published electronically: January 7, 2020
- Additional Notes: The authors were supported by the Hungarian National Research, Development and Innovation Office, NKFIH grant K109684 and the ERC Consolidator Grant 648017.
- © Copyright 2019 American Mathematical Society
- Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 373 (2020), 2311-2329
- MSC (2010): Primary 05C99, 20E15, 20E26, 20F69, 37A15
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/tran/8008
- MathSciNet review: 4069220