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Higher K -theory of group-rings of virtually infinite cyclic groups

Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trst, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy
Mathematische Annalen (Impact Factor: 1.13). 03/2003; 325(4):711-726. DOI: 10.1007/s00208-002-0397-2

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 F.T. Farrell and L.E. Jones conjectured in [7] that Algebraic K-theory of virtually cyclic subgroups V should constitute `building blocks' for the Algebraic K-theory of an arbitrary group G. In [6], they obtained some results on lower K-theory of V. In this paper, we obtain results on higher K-theory of virtually infinite cyclic groups V in the two cases: (i) when V admits an epimorphism (with finite kernel) to the infinite cyclic group (see 2.1 and 2.2(a),(b)) and (ii) when V admits an epimorphism (with finite kernel) to the infinite dihedral group (see 3.1, 3.2, 3.3).

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  • Aderemi Kuku asked a question in K-Theory:
    Has anyone proved an isomorphsim between the Nil groups of Bass and those of Waldhausen for all n > 1?
    As matters arising from my joint paper with G. Tang, " Higher K-theory of group-rings of virtually infinite cyclic groups" Math Annalen 325 (2003) 711-725, I am curious to know if anyone has since proved that the Nil groups of Bass and those of Waldhausen are isomorphic for all n > 1. Such an isomorphism is well known for n less than equal to 1 and we used it to show the vanishing of lower Waldhausen nil groups for regular rings.
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