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Dear Gap-Forum,

I have a conceptual question concerning "HNN extensions".

In the book

B. Chandler / W. Magnus, "The History of Combinatorial Group Theory" (1982)

on page 111, the definition of the HNN extension is given. It is followed

by the remark: "In particular, t (the "stable letter") is always of infinite

order in H (the extended group)."

Is this remark really correct - and if, then why ?

Thank you!

--Toni

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