Group of finite homological type

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This article defines a group property: a property that can be evaluated to true/false for any given group, invariant under isomorphism
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This property makes sense for infinite groups. For finite groups, it is always true


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A group is said to be of finite homological type if it has subgroups of finite index which have finite cohomological dimension, and if every such subgroup has finitely generated integral homology. For such groups we can define an Euler characteristic and perform many other homological constructions.


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