Date of Award

1-21-2020

Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name

M.Sc.

Department

Mathematics and Statistics

First Advisor

Mehdi Monfared

Keywords

Amenable, Border, Cayley graph, Expansion, Folner sequence, Invariant means

Rights

info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Abstract

In this thesis we will study the definitions and properties relating to groups and Cayley graphs, as well as the concept of amenability. We will discuss McMullen's theorem that states that an infinite tree $X,$ with every vertex having degree equal to 2 is amenable, otherwise if every vertex has degree greater than 2, $X$ is nonamenable. We will also examine how if $G$ is a finitely generated group acting on a set $X$, where $A$ and $B$ are two finite symmetric generating sets of $G$, then the Cayley graph $\textsf{Cay}_A(G,X)$ is amenable if and only if $\textsf{Cay}_B(G,X)$ is amenable. We will show that $(G,X)$ satisfies F$\o $lner's condition if and only if for every finitely generated subgroup $H$ of $G$, $\textsf{Cay}(H,X)$ is amenable. We will prove that for a finitely generated group $G$, $(G,X)$ is amenable if and only if $\textsf{Cay}(G,X)$ is amenable; this is derived from the fact that $(G,X)$ and $\textsf{Cay}(G,X)$ have the same F$\o $lner's sequences.

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