Hyperbolic towers and independent generic sets in the theory of free groups

Larsen Louder, Chloé Perin, Rizos Sklinos

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We use hyperbolic towers to answer some model-theoretic questions around the generic type in the theory of free groups. We show that all the finitely generated models of this theory realize the generic type p0 but that there is a finitely generated model which omits p(2)0. We exhibit a finitely generated model in which there are two maximal independent sets of realizations of the generic type which have different cardinalities. We also show that a free product of homogeneous groups is not necessarily homogeneous.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)521-539
Number of pages19
JournalNotre Dame Journal of Formal Logic
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Free group
  • Generic type
  • Homogeneity
  • Hyperbolic towers
  • Stable groups


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