Mathematical Notes

, Volume 105, Issue 3–4, pp 316–328 | Cite as

Asphericity of Groups Defined by Graphs

  • V. Yu. BereznyukEmail author


A graph Γ labeled by a set S defines a group G(Γ) whose set of generators is the set S of labels and whose relations are all words which can be read on closed paths of this graph. We introduce the notion of an aspherical graph and prove that such a graph defines an aspherical group presentation. This result generalizes a theorem of Dominik Gruber on graphs satisfying the graphical C(6)-condition and makes it possible to obtain new graphical conditions of asphericity similar to some classical conditions.


asphericity graphical small cancellation theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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