In this paper we give an example of a linear group such that its tensor square is not linear. Also, we formulate some sufficient conditions for the linearity of non-abelian tensor products G circle times H and tensor squares G circle times G. Using these results we prove that tensor squares of some groups with one relation and some knot groups are linear. We prove that the Peiffer square of a finitely generated linear group is linear. At the end we construct faithful linear representations for the non-abelian tensor square of a free group and free nilpotent group.
- Faithful linear representation
- Linear group
- Non-abelian tensor product
- non-abelian tensor product
- linear group
- faithful linear representation