Questions about the branch of abstract algebra that deals with groups.

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### Bounding the union of conjugates of a maximal subgroup of the Symplectic group over a finite field

Let $g \geq 1$ be a positive integer, and let $p$ be a prime. Consider the symplectic group $G := \operatorname{Sp}_{2g}(\mathbb{F}_p)$ of symplectic matrices with entries in $\mathbb{F}_p$. Let $M \...

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### A question on linear groups

Asking this question I have made a mistake joining my main question with two simple ones, so it hasn't received enough attention, however there was a partial answer, which was not elaborated, and now ...

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### Geography of Kähler manifolds

What is the geography of Kähler manifolds with negative sectional curvature? More precisely, can any hyperbolic group be realized as the fundamental group of a Kähler manifold with negative sectional ...

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### Interplay between the Cayley graph of a finite group and its realizability over Q [on hold]

As the structure of any finitely generated, and thus any finite, group, can be described by the set of its Cayley graphs, have partial results on the realizability of such a group over $\mathbb{Q}$ ...

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### Reference for nonlinearity of covers of $\operatorname{SL}(2,\mathbb R)$

It is known that no nontrivial connected cover of $\operatorname{SL}(2,\mathbb R)$ admits a faithful finite dimensional linear representation (see, for example, page 143 in Fulton-Harris and Exercise ...

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### Can we use GAP to find index of subgroup of an infinite group? [on hold]

Can we use GAP to find index of subgroup of an infinite group? If yes, please tell how, I tried kgmag package of GAP but could not find. From various questions here, I guessed that in MAGMA, one can ...

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### Do the normal forms for braid groups really conceal information about better than randomly applying the braid relations?

In braid based cryptography, one typically wants to conceal the way a certain braid $b$ has been obtained. One therefore puts $b$ into some normal form. Since every braid has a unique normal form, the ...

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### Ring structure on cohomology of groups

Assume that $G$ is a finite group and that $A$ is an arbitrary $G$-module. Then we know that can define the cohomology groups of $G$ with coefficients in $A$ in the usual way and we denote the latter ...

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### Have semigroups with actions on themselves that have a dual to the compatibility axiom ever been studied?

For a semigroup $G$ with a left action on itself, the axiom for compatibility becomes:
$$
\forall f,g,h\in G:hg(f)=h(g(f))
$$
Now suppose there is additional axiom, or constraint if you prefer, ...

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### Exceptional isomorphisms between finite simple Chevalley groups

Steinberg's "Lectures on Chevalley Groups"
https://math.depaul.edu/cdrupies/research/papers/chevalleygroups.pdf
contain ``a complete list of isomorphisms" among the various finite simple Chevalley ...

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### Coarse embeddability into Hilbert space of residually finite groups

By definition a finitely generated group G is coarsely embedded into Hilbert space if there is a function $F: G\to \ell_2$, such that $\|F(g_n)-F(h_n)\|\to\infty$ iff $d(g_n,h_n)\to\infty$, where $d$ ...

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### Does every cocompact lattice admit a homomorphism (with infinite image) into a compact Lie group?

Let $\Gamma$ be a cocompact arithmetic lattice in a semisimple algebraic group. Does it admit a homomorphism $\Gamma \to K$ with infinite image into a compact real Lie group $K$?

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### Finite subgroups (not finite index, just finite) of the modular group

The modular group is commonly described as the group of linear fractional transforms $z \mapsto \displaystyle \frac{az+b}{cz+d}$ with $a,b,c,d$ integers and $ad-bc = 1$. Of course, a great deal is ...

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### Which is better for creating tables of group theory info, GAP or MAGMA?

Specifically, I want to compute the set of values of $|G:\text{ker}(\chi)|/\chi(1)$ for all the characters of a p-group, for a lot of p-groups. I don't know how to use either program, so before I ...

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### Do you know this Burnside ring module?

Let $G$ be a finite group and $\Omega(G)$ its Burnside ring. There is a certain $\Omega(G)$-module, let's call it $M(G)$, that appears in something that I am thinking about. As an abelian group $M(G)$ ...

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### On describing a sort of “well-behaved” subgroups of a free abelian group

I found this question when I tried to figure out what kind of subgroups of a free abelian group behave just as well as in the finitely generated case.
Let $M$ be a free abelian group and $N$ a ...

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### Coboundary for the Cohomology of free groups

Let $G$ be a group. Let $\Bbbk$ be a field of char. $0$. We denote with $C^{n}(G, \Bbbk)$ the set of maps $f\: : \: G^{n}\to \Bbbk$ and with $\partial_{G}\: : \: C^{n-1}(G, \Bbbk)\to C^{n}(G, \Bbbk)$ ...

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### The finiteness criterium $F$ under quasi-isometry

A group $G$ is defined to have $F$ if there exists a finite $K(G,1)$.
This property is clearly not invariant under quasi-isometry as one can see from the trivial group and $\mathbb{Z}_2$.
My question:...

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### Is $(G\rtimes H,H)$ a Gelfand pair iff $G$ is abelian?

Let $G$ be a finite group and $K \subset G$ a subgroup. Then $(G,K)$ is a Gelfand pair if the double coset Hecke algebra $\mathbb{C}(K \backslash G / K)$ is commutative.
Let $H$ be a subgroup of $...

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### Do the irreducible modules of this finite group preserve a tensor product structure?

I am interested in a particular group $G$, where
$$ (A_4\times C_\ell) \lhd G \lhd S_4 \times D_\ell$$
Here, $C_\ell$ is cyclic, $D_\ell$ is dihedral of order $2\ell$, and the two inclusions both have ...

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### Computing subgraph orbits

I have group $G$ acting on a 4-regular 120 node graph $\Gamma$. I want to compute equivalence classes of connected subgraphs of $\Gamma$, where by equivalent I mean in the same orbit. More ...

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### Have finite doubly transitive groups been classified?

I am trying to determine whether the literature contains a complete proof of the classification of finite 2-transitive groups. This is a fundamental result with important applications in many areas ...

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### Do irreducible characters form a closed set?

A character on a discrete group $\Gamma$ is a conjugation-invariant function $\tau$ which is of positive
type, and is normalized so that $\tau(e) = 1$, where $e$ is the identity element of $\Gamma$. A ...

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### When does a normal subgroup H of a group G have a complement in G? [closed]

When does all normal subgroups of a group have complement? This question is different from question When does a subgroup H of a group G have a complement in G?
Related to this question I ask is ...

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### CAT(0)-groups in dimension 2

Suppose I have a space $X$ which is connected, simply connected, CAT(0) of dimension 2 and a group $G$ which acts on $X$ freely, isometrically, properly discontinuously and cocompactly. What can be ...

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### Solvable irreducible subgroups of the $\mathbf{GL}_n$ of $\mathbf{F}_p$ ($p$ prime)

I have a finite-dimensional vector space $E$ over the finite prime field $\mathbf{F}_p$ and a solvable subgroup $G\subset\mathbf{GL}(E)$ for which $E$ is an irreducible representation. Do the groups $...

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### Real-valued character in Block with cyclic defect has at most two constituents modulo $p$

Let $G$ be a finite group and let $(K,R,k)$ be a $p$-modular system (large enough for $G$ etc.) and consider a block algebra $B \subseteq RG$ with cyclic defect group.
My question is about the ...

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### Non-vanishing of the Tate-Shafarevich kernel in group cohomology

Let $G$ be a finite group. Let $M$ be a finite $G$-module (a finite abelian group with an action of $G$).
We consider a special kind of $G$-modules; in particular, our $M$ is a finite dimensional ...

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### “Factorisation” in special linear groups over rings of integers

It is known that for any number field $F$ with infinitely many units (i.e. $F$ is not $\mathbb Q$ or an imaginary quadratic field) with ring of integers $O$ the special linear group $\mathrm{SL}_2(O)$ ...

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### Subgroup ranks of the symmetric group

It's well known that every subgroup $G$ of $S_n$ has a generating set of size at most $n-1$ and that this generating set can be found algorithmically (by Jerrum's filter)
I have heard many times a ...

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### Determining whether or not a subset of $S_n$ generates $S_n$

I have a certain family of subsets of $S_n$, and I'd like to know which subsets in this family generate $S_n$. What techniques exist for solving this type of problem?
Are there any known results on ...

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### Is there an interval of finite groups, at index n, with strictly more elements than the subgroup lattice of any group, of order n?

Let $G$ be a finite group and $\mathcal{L}(G)$ its subgroup lattice.
Let $s(n):= max\{|\mathcal{L}(G)| \text{ for } |G|=n \}$.
There is an OEIS page for the sequence $s(n)$: A018216
1, 2, 2, 5, 2, ...

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### Large almost abelian subgroups of permutation groups

Let $m<n$. Let $t_{m,n}$ be the largest cardinality of a subgroup $G\subseteq S_{n}$ such that if $A\subseteq\{1,...,n\}$ and $|A|=m$, then the subgroup
$\{f\in G:f|_{A}=\text{Id}_{A}\}$ of $G$ is ...

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### Isomorphism with fixed number of Permutations [closed]

Suppose, I have a fixed number of permutations for each sub-graph to determine isomorphism of whole graph. Is it possible to determine efficiently ?
For example, $G, H$ are isomorphic graphs. For ...

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### Is it known whether every symmetric pair of finite groups of Lie type is a Gelfand pair?

A pair of groups $(G,H)$ is called a symmetric pair if $H$ is the group of fixed points of an involutive automorphism of $G$, for example $(GL(2n,\mathbb{F}_q),Sp(2n,\mathbb{F_q}))$ is a symmetric ...

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### Relation between the Frattini Property and Pronormal subgroups of Solvable groups

A subgroup $H$ of $G$ is said to satisfy the Frattini Property if for any subgroup $K$ and $L$ such that $H\leq K \unlhd L$ implies that $L \leq N_L(H)K$
A subgroup is $H$ is pronormal in $G$ if for ...

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### A good upper-bound for the cardinal of an interval of finite groups

This post is a relative version of General bound for the number of subgroups of a finite group
Let $[H,G]$ be a interval of finite groups with $|G:H| = n$.
Question: What is a good upper-bound of $|[...

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### Generating set of Graph-Automorphism from Direct Product

Notation:
$H$ is the adjacency matrix of graph $\mathcal{H}$ .
$$H = \begin{bmatrix}
H_{(3)} & R_{(3, 2)} & R_{(3,1)} \\
R_{(3,2)} & H_{(2)} & R_{(2,1)} \\
R_{(3,1)} & R_{(2,1)}...

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### Is there a nice explanation for this curious fact about cyclic subgroups?

Here's something that I noticed that quite surprised me.
Let $G$ be a finite abelian group. Consider the following expression.
$$
\nu(G) = \sum_{\substack{H \leq G \\ H \text{ is cyclic}}} |H|
$$
It ...

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### Classification of finite subgroup of $PGSp_4(\mathbb{C})$

Is there a classification of the finite subgroups of $PGSp_4(\mathbb{C})$?

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### Historical reference request on Nilpotent groups

From Wikipedia:
"Abelian groups were named after Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel by Camille Jordan because Abel found that the commutativity of the group of a polynomial implies that the ...

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### Groupoid cardinality and Egyptian fraction representations of 1

It is well-known that any rational number can be represented using a sum of distinct Egyptian fractions (that is, rational fractions of the form $1/n$ with $n\in\mathbb{N}$). This may be proven by ...

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### Does the ring $R = \mathbb{Z}[X^{\pm1}]$ of Laurent polynomials over $\mathbb{Z}$ satisfy $SL_2(R) = E_2(R)$?

Let $R = \mathbb{Z}[X^{\pm1}]$ be the ring of Laurent polynomials on one indeterminate over $\mathbb{Z}$. Let $E_2(R)$ be the subgroup of $GL_2(R)$ generated by the matrices that differ from the ...

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### Is the class of commutative generalized Euclidean rings stable under quotient and localization?

Let $R$ be an associative ring with indentity and let $E_n(R)$ be the subgroup of $GL_n(R)$ generated by matrices obtained from the identity matrix by replacing an off-diagonal entry by some $r∈R$. ...

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### A non-surjective coboundary map induced by a central extension

Let $k$ be a number field and
$$ 1\to A \to B \to C \to 1$$ be a central extension of finite groups over $\mathcal{O}_k$ (the ring of integers of $k$), with $B$ non-commutative. Consider the induced ...

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### A metric on $Homeo([0,1])$

One can define a metric on the set $Homeo([0,1])$ by setting $dist(f,g) =$ measure of support of $f^{-1}g$, that is the measure of the set of points $x$ where $f(x)\ne g(x)$. Was this metric studied ...

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### 1-st cohomology of multiplicative group in a vector space

Let $\mathbb k$ be a field of characteristic $p$ and let $\mathbb k_n$ be a 1-dimensional representation of $\mathbb k^\times$, where the action is given by $t\circ v= t^n v$. Is it known what are the ...

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### Realization of irreducible $\mathfrak{S}_d$-modules and the representation theory of Lie algebra

Let $n$ be a positive integer. It is well-known that a method to realize irreducible $\mathfrak{S}_d$-modules is to construct the so-called Specht modules $S^{\mu}$ which are submodules in the so-...

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### Nonvanishing of the dual Euler totient on boolean intervals of finite groups

The rank $n$ boolean lattice $B_n$, is the subset lattice of $\{1,2, \dotsm n \}$.
Let $[H,G]$ be a boolean interval of finite groups. Its Euler totient is defined by $$\varphi(H,G):=\sum_{K \in ...

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### Does there exist a non-hyperelliptic Riemann surface with automorphism group $C_2\times A_4$?

Does there exist a non-hyperelliptic Riemann surface of genus 5 with automorphism group $C_2\times A_4$?