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

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### Lexicographic rank of an odd/even permutation

Let $S_n$ be the set of all permutations of integers from $1$ to $n$. Let $P_1$ and $P_2$ be two partitions defined on $S_n$ as follows.
$P_1$ is the set of all those permutations which have even ...

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### Elementary consequences of commuting limits and colimits over groups

This is a crosspost of this MSE question.
In this n-cat cafe post, it is proven that for finite groups $G,H$ of coprime order, $G$-colimits and $H$-limits commute. Later on the following theorem is ...

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### Character tables of the p-core of the binary modular congruence group of p-power level

Let $p \geq 5$ be a prime and let $n$ be positive integer. In his Ph.D thesis (See The characters of binary modular congruence group, Bulletin of the
American Mathematical Society. 79 (1973), no. 4.), ...

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### A conjecture of Lubotzky on ranks of subgroups of special linear groups over the integers

In a 1985 paper named "Dimension function for discrete groups" Lubotzky conjectured that:
For any integer $n \geq 3$ the group $\mathrm{SL}_n(\mathbb{Z})$
contains infinitely many finite index ...

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### Inverse Galois problem for simple Lie type groups

Progress towards the Inverse Galois problem over $\mathbb{Q}$ is very well documented for sporadic groups ($M_{23}$ is the only case open) and for $PSL_n(q)$ (a lot of cases known, but wide open in ...

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### k-fellow traveler property and automatic structur

Let P be a permutation group with some generating set S and let W be the word acceptor automaton of P, if I know the value of k (k-fellow-traveller property of CayleyGraph CG(P,S)).
I realized that ...

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### Exotic 2-adic lifts of mod $2$ Steinberg idempotent

Denote $B_n$ the Borel subgroup of $Gl_n(Z/2)$, i.e., the subgroup of
upper triangular matrices, $\Sigma _n$ the subgroup of permutation matrices.
The (conjugate) Steinberg idempotent is defined to be ...

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### To calculate $Tor_1^G(\mathbb{Z},N_{ab})$ and $Tor_1^Q(\mathbb{Z},N_{ab})$

Let $G$ be a finite $p$-group and $N$ be a normal subgroup of $G$. I wish to calculate $Tor_1^G(\mathbb{Z},N_{ab})$ and $Tor_1^Q(\mathbb{Z},N_{ab})$, where $Q=G/N$. I could not found any lecture notes ...

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### asymptotic for the number of involutions in GL(n,2)

Is it known how the number of involutions in $GL_n(2)$, the group of $n\times n$ matrices over $\mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z}$, behaves as $n\to\infty$ ?
Equivalently, one may ask this for the number of ...

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### Abelian centralizer groups (CA-groups)

I am searching for all information about CA-groups [abelian centralizer groups] and i just found a German book [Huppert] and Nilpotent Centralizer group of Suzuki in 44 pages and Group theory book of ...

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### Computations with conetypes of hyperbolic groups

I'd like to know if there exists (and, in this case, where I can find it) some computer program/programming language/any kind of software that can find explicitly the conetypes of a hyperbolic group ...

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### Schur Multiplier of Tarski Monsters

Is it known whether the Schur Multiplier of the Tarski monsters are finitely generated?

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### Braid group on 4 strands

Consider the braid group $B_4$ with generators
$a=\ $,
$b=\ $
and $c=\ $
Assume
$$\alpha, \alpha'\in \langle a,c\rangle\backslash(\langle c\rangle{\cdot}\langle a\rangle{\cdot}\langle ...

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### Special automorphisms of extraspecial groups

Let $G$ be an extraspecial group of order $p^{2r+1}$ (where $p$ is an odd prime), and let $V$ be a faithful representation of $G$. Consider the normal subgroup $H$ of $Aut(G)$ consisting of all ...

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### A meager subgroup of the real line, which cannot be covered by countably many closed subsets of measure zero?

Is there a ZFC-example of a subgroup $H$ of the real line $\mathbb R$ such $H$ is meager, has zero Lebesgue measure, but cannot be covered by countably many closed subsets of measure zero in $\mathbb ...

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### On the Magnus Representation of Free Metabelian Group

Let $F=\langle x_1,x_2\rangle$ be a free group of rank $2$ and $\Phi=F/F''=\langle \overline{x}_1, \overline{x}_2\rangle$ where $F''$ is second derived subgroup of $F$ (i.e. $F'=[F,F]$ and ...

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### Maximizing sum of matrices

Over the last few months, I've been trying to find the solution to a research-related problem I'm having. However, my research is not in mathematics, and my progress toward reaching a solution has ...

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### A dual version of a theorem of Øystein Ore in group theory

Let $(H \subset G)$ be an inclusion of finite groups.
This post is a dual version for the Generalization of a theorem of Øystein Ore in which it's proved:
Theorem: $\mathcal{L}(H\subset G)$ ...

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### Is an inclusion of finite groups with boolean lattice, linearly primitive?

Let $(H \subset G)$ be an inclusion of finite groups.
Definition: Let $W$ be a representation of $G$, and $X$ a subspace of $W$.
Let the fixed-point subspace $W^{H}:=\{w \in W \ \vert \ kw=w \ ...

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### Examples of Amenable Groups other than Z_n

I'm reading about amenable groups. What are explicit examples of nonabelian discrete amenable groups other than finite groups? Perhaps a group presentation or matrix representation would be useful.

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### The maximal possible rank of a subgroup of a product of special linear groups

In this question I ask for a generalization of What is the maximal possible rank of a subgroup of a special linear group mod a prime?
Let $p_1, \dots, p_r$ be $r$ distinct odd primes.
Set $$G = ...

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### Abelian quotient of a surface group

Let $S$ be a compact closed surface of genus two. Let $x_1$, $y_1$, $x_2$, and $y_2$ be the standard generating set for $\pi_1(S)$ (i.e. $\pi_1(S) \ = \ <x_1, y_1, x_2, y_2 | [x_1,y_1][x_2,y_2] = ...

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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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### What is the maximal possible rank of a subgroup of a special linear group mod a prime?

Let $p$ be a prime number, and let $\mathbb{F}_p$ be the unique field of cardinality $p$.
What is $\max \{d(H) : H \leq \mathrm{SL}_3(\mathbb{F}_p)\}$?
Here we denote by $d(G)$ the smallest ...

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### Maximal subgroups of special linear groups over finite fields

Let $p$ be a prime number, and denote by $\mathbb{F}_p$ the field with $p$ elements.
Is there a classification of the maximal subgroups of $G = \mathrm{SL}_3(\mathbb{F}_p)$ ?
I am interested in ...

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### Chinese remainder theorem for cyclic subfactor planar algebras

This post was inspired by an exchange with the indian woman mathematician Ajit Iqbal Singh.
The chinese remainder theorem can be stated as follows:
Let $n_1, \dots, n_r \ge 2$ be positive integers ...

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### Finite groups with elements of order n

Consider a finite group where all elements have the same order $n$.
What could be said about such groups?
For $n=2$ it could be proved that such group is isomorphic to $(\mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z})^k$.
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### How to find composition series for $GL_{2}(\mathbb{Z}/5\mathbb{Z})$ and $GL_{2}(\mathbb{Z}/25\mathbb{Z})$ [migrated]

I'm having trouble trying to find composition series for $GL_{2}(\mathbb{Z}/5\mathbb{Z})$ and $GL_{2}(\mathbb{Z}/25\mathbb{Z})$. I have no idea how to construct this... Someone says that the number ...

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### Inducing up the group homomorphism between mapping class groups

There are many ways to embed the braid group into the mapping class group of a surface. To describe one of them, let ${C}_{2g+2}(\mathbb{D}^2)$ be the configuration of unordered $2g+2$ points in the ...

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### calculation in a group ring

I have some problems with the verification of the third equation in Lemma 1 in this paper.
First of all, one has to notice that there is at least one Error in the Definition of $a_{\kappa,\nu}$ ...

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### Centralizer of hermitian matrices with zero trace

In Quantum Physics one often has to deal with commutators.
Here I want to denote by $H_0$ the set of all hermitian matrices with trace equal to zero!
One can easily relate it to ...

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### a characterization for special linear group

Thanks for any help or comments.
In my research I need a characterization for special linear groups over finite fields by some information of its subgroups, especially centralizers. I saw the ...

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### Finite subgroups of ${\rm SL}_2(\mathbb{Z})$ (reference request)

I recently read the statement "up to conjugacy there are 4 nontrivial finite subgroups of ${\rm SL}_2(\mathbb{Z})$." They are generated by
$$\left(\begin{array}{cc} -1&0 \\\ ...

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### Normalizer of a reflection supgroup of a finite complex reflection group

Let $W \leq \operatorname{GL}(\mathbb{C}^\ell)$ be a finite complex reflection group acting on the finite dimensional complex vectorspace $\mathbb{C}^\ell$.
Let $W' \leq W$ be a reflection subgroup, ...

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### Free abelian subgroups of SL(3,$\mathbb{Z}$) [migrated]

Does SL(3,$\mathbb{Z}$) have any free abelian subgroup of rank > 2?
I want to find 3 $\times$ 3 integer matrices with determinant 1 such that the matrices are commutative, but there exists no other ...

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### Just-not-nilpotent-by-compact quotient of a locally compact group

It is known (and not complicated to prove) that for a finitely generated not virtually nilpotent group $G$, we can pass to a quotient $G/N$ of $G$, such that the quotient is just not virtually ...

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### The name of a class of linearly ordered groups

My friend asked me to ask his question here. Is there a special name for a linearly ordered group $G$ such that for every positive element $g\in G$ there exists an element $h\in G$ such that ...

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### Is the Tensor/Exterior square $G\otimes G$ or $G\wedge G$ of infinite p-group also a p-group?

Let $G$ be an infinite countable p-group. Is it true that $G\otimes G$ or $G\wedge G$ are also p-groups? (where G acts on itself by conjugation). For simplicity, you can consider that $G=[G,G]$, and ...

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### extending homomorphisms to semidirect products

Let $A = F_2$ be the free group on two generators (not sure if this is important.)
Suppose you have a semidirect product $A\rtimes C$ coming from some homomorphism $\beta: C\rightarrow ...

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### fixed points of permutation groups

As is well-known (see, for example, a nice exposition by our own Qiaochu: https://qchu.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/fixed-points-of-random-permutations/) that the distribution of the number of fixed ...

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### Transitivity on $\mathbb{N}_0$ — a 42 problem

Let $r(m)$ denote the residue class $r+m\mathbb{Z}$, where $0 \leq r < m$.
Given disjoint residue classes $r_1(m_1)$ and $r_2(m_2)$, let the class
transposition $\tau_{r_1(m_1),r_2(m_2)}$ be the ...

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### Maximum relator and hyperbolicity

It is a well-known theorem that a finitely generated group is hyperbolic if and only if it admits a finite Dehn presentation. To prove the "only if" direction one proceeds roughly as follows:
Suppose ...

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### Nilpotent Groups of Generalized Prime Exponent

A group $G$ is called of generalized exponent $n$ if there exists elements $a_1,\dots,a_n \in G$ such that $x^{a_1}\cdots x^{a_n}=1$ for all $x\in G$, where $x^a=a^{-1}xa$.
See the following question
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### Minimal number of algebra generators of a group ring

Let $k$ be a commutative ring with unit and let $(A,\varepsilon)$ be a (not necessarily commutative) augmented, finitely generated $k$-algebra with augmentation ideal $I$.
If $\mu(A)$ denotes the ...

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### Is there a one relator group with property (T)?

Is there an $n > 2$, and some $x \in F_n$ (the free group on $n$ generators) such that the quotient of $F_n$ by the normal subgroup generated by $x$ has Kazhdan's property $\mathrm{(T)}$ ?

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### Sharp isoperimetry in the discrete Heisenberg group

The exact shape of the set which has the best isoperimetry in the continuous Heisenberg is (from what I know) a difficult open problem. This brought to wonder what is known in the discrete case?
More ...

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### Maximal ideal of group ring

Let $R$ be a finite commutative ring with identity and $G$ an finite abelian group. Is there any more conditions (on $R$ or on $G $) under which we can characterize maximal ideals of group ring $RG $, ...

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### How boundedly generated is $SL_3(\mathbb{Z})$?

The group $G = \mathrm{SL}_3(\mathbb{Z})$ is known to be boundedly generated, that is, there exists some $m \in \mathbb{N}$, and $g_1, \dots, g_m \in G$ such that we have the following equality of ...

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### Which topological spaces are coset spaces of locally compact groups?

What is a topological characterization of the class of spaces that have the form $G/H$ for a locally compact, Hausdorff group $G$ and a closed subgroup $H$ ?
Such a space $X=G/H$ necessarily ...

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### Abelianization of characteristic quotients of $F_2$

Let $F_2$ be the free group on two generators.
Let $U\le F_2$ be a characteristic subgroup of finite index, and let $f : F_2\rightarrow\mathbb{Z}^2$ be the abelianization map.
It's easy to check ...