A polycyclic quotient algorithm

  title={A polycyclic quotient algorithm},
  author={Eddie H. Lo},
  journal={J. Symb. Comput.},
OF THE DISSERTATION A Polycyclic Quotient Algorithm by Eddie H. Lo Dissertation Director: Professor Charles C. Sims Suppose G is a group given by a nite presentation. Let G(n) denote the n-th term in the derived series of G. In 1981, Baumslag, Cannonito and Miller described an algorithm to determine whether the quotient G=G(n) is polycyclic and to nd G=G(n) when it is polycyclic. However, in its original form, the algorithm is not practical for computer implementation. Here, a practical… CONTINUE READING