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Geometric & Functional Analysis GAFA

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 707-730

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Diophantine geometry over groups VI: the elementary theory of a free group

  • Z. SelaAffiliated withInstitute of Mathematics, Hebrew University Email author 

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This paper is the sixth in a sequence on the structure of sets of solutions to systems of equations in a free group, projections of such sets, and the structure of elementary sets defined over a free group. In the sixth paper we use the quantifier elimination procedure presented in the two parts of the fifth paper in the sequence, to answer some of A. Tarski’s problems on the elementary theory of a free group, and to classify finitely generated (f.g.) groups that are elementarily equivalent to a non-abelian f.g. free group.

Keywords and phrases.

First order theory Tarski problem quantifier elimination elementary equivalence limit groups ω-residually free towers

AMS Mathematics Subject Classification.

20F65 03B35 20E05 20F10