Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics

2000, Volume 62, Series A, Pt. 3, pp. 350--359

SOFIC GROUPS AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS

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BENJAMIN WEISS, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

SUMMARY. Sofic groups were first defined by M. Gromov as a common generalization of amenable groups and residually finite groups. We discuss this new class and especially its relationship to an old problem in topological dynamics of W. Gottschalk on surjunctive groups.

AMS (1991) subject classification. 37B05.

Key words and phrases. Sofic groups, surjunctive groups.

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