On the distribution of values of certain word maps

Michael Larsen, Aner Shalev

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We prove that, for any positive integers m, n, the word map (x, y) → xmyn is almost measure preserving on finite simple groups. This extends the case m = n = 2 obtained in 2009. Along the way we obtain results of independent interest on fibers of word maps and on character values.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1647-1661
Number of pages15
JournalTransactions of the American Mathematical Society
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2016

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