@techreport{2af0c45de6bf4c58b1c17b62ffe1f93e,

title = "Cancelation norm and the geometry of biinvariant word metrics",

abstract = "We study biinvariant word metrics on groups. We provide an efficient algorithm for computing the biinvariant word norm on a finitely generated free group and we construct an isometric embedding of a locally compact tree into the biinvariant Cayley graph of a nonabelian free group. We investigate the geometry of cyclic subgroups. We observe that in many classes of groups cyclic subgroups are either bounded or detected by homogeneous quasimorphisms. We call this property the bq-dichotomy and we prove it for many classes of groups of geometric origin.",

keywords = "Mathematics - Geometric Topology, Mathematics - Group Theory",

author = "Michael Brandenbursky and Gal, {{\'S}wiatos{\l}aw R.} and Jarek K{\c e}dra and Micha{\l} Marcinkowski",

year = "2013",

language = "???core.languages.en_GB???",

series = "Arxiv preprint",

type = "WorkingPaper",

}