4-free groups and hyperbolic geometry
Shalen, Peter B.
PublisherOxford University Press
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We give new information about the geometry of closed, orientable hyperbolic 3-manifolds with 4-free fundamental group. As an application we show that such a manifold has volume greater than 3.44. This is in turn used to show that if M is a closed orientable hyperbolic 3-manifold such that vol M < 3.44, then dim(Z2) H-1(M; Z(2)) < 7.