We study the bilipschitz equivalence type of tree-graded spaces, showing that asymptotic cones of relatively hyperbolic groups (resp. asymptotic cones of groups containing a cut-point) only depend on the bilipschitz equivalence types of the pieces in the standard (resp. minimal) tree-graded structure. In particular, the asymptotic cones of many relatively hyperbolic groups do not depend on the scaling factor. We also describe the asymptotic cones as above "explicitly". Part of these results were obtained independently and simultaneously by D. Osin and M. Sapir.
- Asymptotic cone
- Relatively hyperbolic
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geometry and Topology
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics