A Class of Monoids Embeddable in a Group


Abstract: In this paper, we develop a new method to show that a monoid, given by a certain kind of presentation, embeds in a group. A mathematical device called the diamond condition was used in [5] to prove that the singular braid monoid SB_n embeds. Motivated by this, we consider monoid presentations which have the basic properties of the presentation of the singular braid monoid. In the same way as in [5], we prove that the monoid embeds. The proof of the diamond condition is completely geometric in [5], but here we prove it by using elementary algebraic properties.

Keywords: Embedding, monoid presentation, group presentation, geometric braids.

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