Group actions on one-manifolds, II: Extensions of Hölder's theorem

Benson Farb*, John Franks

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This self-contained paper is part of a series seeking to understand groups of homeomorphisms of manifolds in analogy with the theory of Lie groups and their discrete subgroups. In this paper we consider groups which act on R with restrictions on the fixed point set of each element. One result is a topological characterization of affine groups in Diff22 (R) as those groups whose elements have at most one fixed point.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4385-4396
Number of pages12
JournalTransactions of the American Mathematical Society
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Applied Mathematics


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