Group with solvable conjugacy problem

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Definition

Symbol-free definition

A group with solvable conjugacy problem is a finitely presented group with a finite presentation having the following property: there is an algorithm that, given any two words in the generators, can, in finite time, test whether the two words represent conjugate elements in the group.

The finite time taken depends on the word, but because the generating set is finite, there are only finitely many words of any length, so we cna obtain an upper bound on the time taken by the algorithm as a function of the length of the word.

Relation with other properties

Stronger properties

Property Meaning Proof of implication Proof of strictness (reverse implication failure) Intermediate notions
finitely generated free group Finitely presented conjugacy-separable group|FULL LIST, MORE INFO
finitely generated abelian group Finitely presented conjugacy-separable group|FULL LIST, MORE INFO
finite group Finitely presented conjugacy-separable group|FULL LIST, MORE INFO
finitely presented conjugacy-separable group finitely presented and conjugacy-separable implies solvable conjugacy problem |FULL LIST, MORE INFO

Weaker properties

Property Meaning Proof of implication Proof of strictness (reverse implication failure) Intermediate notions
group with solvable word problem
finitely presented group