Date of Graduation
Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics (PhD)
Second Committee Member
Mark E. Arnold
Pure sciences; Applied sciences; Automorphism groups; Graph groups; Partially commutative groups; Polynomial time; Right-angled artin groups; Word problems
We provide an algorithm which takes any given automorphism f of any given right-angled Artin group G and determines whether or not f is the identity automorphism, thereby solving the word problem for the automorphism groups of right-angled Artin groups. We do this by solving the compressed word problem for right-angled Artin groups, a more general result. A key piece of this solution is the use of Plandowski's algorithm. We also demonstrate that our algorithm runs in polynomial time in the size of the given automorphism, written as a word in Laurence's generators of the automorphism group of the given right-angled Artin group.
Whittle, Carrie Anne, "The Word Problem for the Automorphism Groups of Right-Angled Artin Groups is in P" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 894.