We introduce a class of group endomorphisms - those of finite combinatorial rank - exhibiting slow orbit growth. An associated Dirichlet series is used to obtain an exact orbit counting formula, and in the connected case this series is shown to have a closed rational form. Analytic properties of the Dirichlet series are related to orbit-growth asymptotics: depending on the location of the abscissa of convergence and the degree of the pole there, various orbit-growth asymptotics are found, all of which are polynomially bounded.
|Number of pages||29|
|Journal||Transactions of the American Mathematical Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|