We study the quotient of a free product of groups by the normal closure of a word that is contained in a certain type of 2-generator subgroup, and hence can be expressed in the form of a pushout involving a generalized triangle group. Using the theory of generalized triangle groups, we extend the range of conditions under which a number of results for one-relator products of groups, such as the Freiheitssatz and the solubility of the word problem, are known to hold. Copyright © 2004 by Marcel Dekker, Inc.
- Generalized triangle group
- Word problem