An abstract characterization of Thompson’s group F

@article{Fiore2005AnAC,
  title={An abstract characterization of Thompson’s group F},
  author={M. Fiore and T. Leinster},
  journal={Semigroup Forum},
  year={2005},
  volume={80},
  pages={325-340}
}
  • M. Fiore, T. Leinster
  • Published 2005
  • Mathematics
  • Semigroup Forum
  • We show that Thompson’s group F is the symmetry group of the ‘generic idempotent’. That is, take the monoidal category freely generated by an object A and an isomorphism A⊗A→A; then F is the group of automorphisms of A. 
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