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Maximum length of chains of subgroup in GL(n,q)

Let G=GL(n,q) be a general linear group n-dimensional over a field with q element (q power of a prime). I am looking for an estimate of maximum length of chains of subgroup in G. Thanks.
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Coprime automorphisms of finitely generated pro-$p$ groups

Let $P$ be a finitely generated pro-$p$ group and let $G$ be a semidirect product $P \rtimes A$, where $A$ is a finite group of order coprime to $p$ that acts faithfully on $P$. Then one can show ...
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Groups like symmetric group

For sufficiently large n consider this question Let $G$ be a finite group with the following properties: $|G|=n!$ $H,K$ are subgroups of $G$ such that $H\cap K=1$ and $H\cong S_{3}$ and $K\cong ...
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An application of Maschke's theorem

I've been teaching some elementary representation theory to undergraduates, and want to provide applications of Maschke's theorem to complex group algebras to present in class. In particular, I'd like ...
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Free profinite completions

Let $m,n \in \mathbb{N}$. Which residually finite groups $G$ generated by $m$ elements, have the free profinite group on $n$ generators as their profinite completion?
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Automorphisms of profinite groups

Let $d,n \in \mathbb{N}$, and $p$ a prime number. Let $F$ be a free pro-$p$ group on $d$ generators. Is there an automorphism of $F$ of order $n$?
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generality of the lattice of normal subgroups

Let $(X,\le)$ a (finite) modular lattice. Is there a (finite) group $G$ such that the lattice of all normal subgroups of $G$ is isomorphic to $(X,\le)$?
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Is any finitely generated nilpotent pro-$p$ group necessarily the pro-$p$ completion of some finitely generated nilpotent group?

While thinking about this question, I was led to the following question: My question: Let $G$ be a topologically finitely generated pro-$p$ nilpotent group. Does there exist a finitely generated ...
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Modular group modulo $N$

Let $N\geq2$ be a positive integer. Is the canonical homomorphism $\pi$ from $SL_2(\mathbb{Z})$ to $SL_2(\mathbb{Z}/N\mathbb{Z})$ surjective? What if we ask the same question for $SL_n$?
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Explicit descriptions of self-replicating pro-$p$ groups

A group $G$ is called self-replicating, if there exists a finite index subgroup $H$, such that $H\cong G\times\dots\times G$. Maybe the most famous example of a self-replicating group is a subgroup ...
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Which finite groups can be characterized by their subgroup orders?

Given a finite group $G$, we denote by $\pi_s(G)$ the set of orders of its subgroups. Which finite groups $G$ can be characterized by the set $\pi_s(G)$, i.e. $\pi_s(H)=\pi_s(G)$ implies $H\cong G$? ...
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Groups in which lower central series and upper central series coincide

Let $G$ a finite two-generated $p$-group in which lower and upper central series coincide. Clearly we obtain that the upper central series become strongly central, we have also that at least half of ...
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A nilpotent quotient of free groups

Let $F$ denote the free group on $n$ generators $g_1,\ldots, g_n$. Consider its quotient $Q$ by the universal relation $[x,[x,y]]$ (a "Serre relation" familiar from Lie theory). This group is ...
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Results about the existence of solutions in groups

Let $G$ be a group. Consider an arbitrary equation given by $w(\vec{g})=e$, where $w: G^n \to G$ takes an $n$-tuple $(g_1,...,g_n)$ to some expression involving products of the $g_i$, their inverses ...
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Triangle groups [closed]

I am having a hard time finding references (apart from wikipedia) for the geometric interpretation of triangle groups $T_{a,b,c} = \langle x,y \mid |x|=a, |y|=b, |xy|=c \rangle$. How can these groups ...
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Action of a profinite group

Let $G$ be a finitely generated profinite group, $p$ a prime number. Put $$ V = \prod_{i \in I} \mathbb{Z}_p$$ a (profinite) group equipped with the product topology (for convenience, $I$ may be ...
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Dropping rank of IA automorphisms

Is there a natural way to map a given IA automorphism $\alpha\in Aut(F(X_n))$ to $Aut(F(X_{n-1}))$? Think about braids. A pure braid on $n$ strands can be naturally mapped to a braid on $n-1$ strands ...
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Property of IA automorphisms of free groups

For $n \in\mathbb{N}$ define: $X_n=\{x_1,\ldots,x_n\}$, $F(X_n)$ the free group on $X_n$, $\varphi:F(X_n)\to F(X_{n-1})$ an epimorphism defined by $x_i\stackrel{\varphi}{\mapsto} x_i$ for $1\le ...
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Subgroups from which all class functions extend to class functions on the ambient group

Until someone suggests better terminology, let me call a subgroup H of a finite group G segregated if every class function on H can be extended to a class function on G. Equivalently, H should have ...
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Properties to have matrices that commute in $\mathrm{GL}_n(\mathbb C)$

Let $G$ be a finite subgroup of $\mathrm{GL}_n(\mathbb C)$, $A,B \in G$ whose eigenvalues are thus in the unit circle. Assume that the eigenvalues ​​of $A$ are included in a circle arc of ...
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Bound for the Frattini subgroup of a $p$-group

Assume that $G$ is a finite $p$-group, $p$ odd, with a non-trivial elementary abelian Frattini subgroup. Then both $\Phi(G)$ and $G/ \Phi(G)$ are vector spaces over $\mathbb{F}_p$. Is it possible to ...
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Subgroups of $SL_3(\mathbb{Z})$ that are finitely generated, Zariski-dense, infinite index, and torsion-free

My question stems from Misha's answer of a MathOverflow question. Misha supplied the following question in his answer: Open question: Does there exist a finitely generated Zariski-dense ...
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Variations to Cayley's Embedding Theorem for Groups

Early in a course in Algebra the result that every group can be embedded as a subgroup of a symmetric group is introduced. One can further work on it to embed it as a subgroup of a suitable (higher ...
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Can finitely generated subgroups of limit groups be detected in free group quotients?

In Henry Wilton's excellent paper "Hall's Theorem for limit groups" (Geom. Funct. Anal. 18, pp. 271–303, 2008 ) he proves the following result (see his paper or here and here for the relevant ...
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$p$-groups with $\Omega_1(G)\leq\Phi(G)$ [closed]

Let $G$ be a finite $p$-group with $\Omega_1(G)\leq\Phi(G)$. What do we have information about this group?
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What are finite groups $H$ such that $H^n(H,\mathbb{Q/Z}) \cong H_n(G,\mathbb{Z})$?

Let $G$ be a finite group and $G^{\prime}$ be its commutator subgroup. Let $\mathbb{Z}$ and $\mathbb{Q}$ denote the integers and rationals. $\mathbb{Z}$ and $\mathbb{Q/Z}$ treated as trivial ...
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Normal Subgroup Growth

Let $F$ be a free group on $d$ generators. Denote by $F_{k}$ the $k$-th term in $F$'s derived series. Put $G = F/F_k$. What is the normal subgroup growth of $G$? Explicitly, for each natural number ...
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Cancellations in products of two elements of a hyperbolic group

Let $G$ be a non-abelian free group with the standard generating set and the corresponding word metric. If we take two elements $g,h\in G$ and compute their product $gh$, some letters might cancel, ...
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How to prove that every polynomial in an infinite family is irreducible over Q?

Consider the bivariate polynomial $$p(X,Y) = X^5 - (2 Y + 1) X^3 - (Y^2 + 2) X^2 + Y (Y-1) X + Y^3.$$ For every integer $y \ge 4$, I conjecture that $p(X,y)$ is irreducible in $\mathbb{Q}[X]$. How can ...
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Algorithms in hyperbolic groups

I'm stuck in some algorithms in hyperbolic groups, which may be rather simple. Let $G$ be a hyperbolic group given by a finite presentation. It is known that the hyperbolicity constant $\delta$ can ...
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H S class operator and its equality

$A \in S(K)$ iff $A$ is a subalgebra of some member of $K$ $A \in H(K)$ iff $A$ is a homomorphic image of some member of $K$ It is trivial to see the containment $SH \leq HS$. Taking a simple ...
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Simple groups and words

Let S be a finite simple nonabelian group, w a word in a finite number of variables which is not a power of another word. Must there be a substitution of elements of S in w such that the resulting ...
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Schreier's index formula

A finitely generated group G is said to satisfy Schreier's index formula if for every subgroup H of index k in G we have: d(H) - 1 = k(d(G) - 1). For example, a finitely generated free group satisfies ...
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$2$-group with two isomorphic normal subgroups of index $4$ with non-isomorphic quotients

Hypothesis: Let $P$ be a finite $2$-group with two isomorphic normal subgroups $M$ and $N$ such that $P/M\cong C_4$ (the cyclic group of order $4$) while $P/N\cong C_2^2$. By the lattice theorem, ...
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Relations between Arboreal Group Theory and Tree Group Actions?

By a tree group action, we mean an action of a group $G$ over the infinite regular binary tree $T_2$ such that for each $g \in G$, the mapping $x \rightarrow g.x$ is an automorphism of $T_2$; these ...
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The Alexander-Conway polynomial: from knots to braids?

The Alexander-Conway polynomial was the first knot invariant to be discovered, as far back as 1923 according to this link. Given that knots can be expressed in terms of quasi-toric braid closures, it ...
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Isometry group of an integer as of the corresponding $\Omega(n)$-parallelotope

Let $\prod_{i}p_{i}^{a_{i}}$ be the prime factorization of a positive integer $n$ and let's consider the $\Omega(n)$-parallelotope built with, for all $i\in I$, $a_{i}$ pairwise orthogonal vectors of ...
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Non split extension isomorphic (as a group) to a split extension

$\def\Z{\mathbb{Z}}$ Let $A$ be a finite abelian group and $G$ a finite group acting on $A$. Then the extension $0 \to A \to E \to G \to 1$ is splits if and only if the corresponding $2$-cocycle is ...
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Embedding a linearly ordered free monoid into a linearly ordered group

A linearly ordered (shortly, l.o.) monoid is a triple $\mathbb M = (M, \cdot, \le)$ for which $(M, \cdot)$ is a (multiplicatively written) monoid and $\le$ is a total order on $M$ such that $xy < ...
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Conjugation Quandles and… “Quandle-Groups”? From quandles to Groups

This question is already asked MathSE A quandle $(Q,*,/ )$ is a idempotent right-distributive and right invertible structure. 1) $a*a=a$ 2) $(a*b)*c=(a*c)*(b*c)$ 3) $(a*b) ...
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automorphism of finitly generated group

Let G be a finitely generated group , then can we say that the group of automorphisms of G is also finitely generated .If yes what is the relation between the number of generators.If not under what ...
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Two $p$-groups whose automorphism groups have isomorphic Sylow $p$-subgroups

Fix a prime $p$, and let $M$ be the unique nonabelian group of order $p^3$ and exponent $p$. Let us denote by $E_n$ the elementary abelian group of rank $n$. Is it true that $\operatorname{Aut}(M ...
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On generating Euler Square of index q, q-1 (where q is any prime power)

Can somebody help me in generating Euler Square of index q, q-1 (where q is any prime power). Also, kidly tell me if there is any code availeble for generating the stated Euler Square. The details of ...
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Control of $p$-extensions by subgroups of index coprime to $p$

Let $G$ be a finite group and let $M$ be a $G$-module that is a finite abelian $p$-group. Suppose we have extensions $1 \rightarrow M \rightarrow E_1 \rightarrow G \rightarrow 1$ and $1 ...
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Lattices in general totally disconnected locally compact groups

Besides automorphism groups of trees and buildings, I was wondering if the lattices in general totally disconnected locally compact groups have been studied in the literature? I appreciate if you ...
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Reduction of different RG lattices to kG modules

Every book on modular representation theory of finite groups introduces p-modular systems and describes how to reduce an ordinary representation $U$ to obtain one in characteristic p (call it ...
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Orbits of stabilizer of two points in a 2-transitive permutation group

I was doing something which needs to know sizes of all orbits of the stabilizer of two points in a 2-transitive permutation group. Since all 2-transitive permutation groups are known ans so are their ...
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Group extensions isomorphic as groups

Let $G$ be a group and $A$ a $G$-module. It well know that there is a group isomorphism between the second cohomologoy group $H^2(G,A)$ and the abelian group $OpExt(G,A)$ of classes of extension ...
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Induced graphs of cayley graph

I have a Cayley graph $Cay(G,S)$, its group presentation $G=< S | R >$ and it is a metric graph by assigning a length equal to 1 to each edge. I also have an induced subgraph of that Cayley ...
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An equivariant Hahn Embedding Theorem?

The Hahn Embedding Theorem asserts that for any (linearly) ordered abelian group $\Lambda$, there exists a linearly ordered indexing set $\Omega$ such that $\Lambda$ admits an order-preserving group ...