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1055. Andreas Thom and John Wilson
Some geometric properties of metric ultraproducts of finite simple groups
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Submission date: 13 June 2016

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In this article we prove some previously announced results about metric ultraproducts of finite simple groups. We show that any non-discrete metric ultraproduct of alternating or special linear groups is a geodesic metric space. For more general non-discrete metric ultraproducts of finite simple groups, we are able to establish path-connectedness. As expected, these global properties reflect asymptotic properties of various families of finite simple groups.

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Full text arXiv 1606.03863: pdf, ps.


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