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### p-groups and 2-generated abelian images

Let $p$ be a prime number. Is there a finite nonabelian $p$-group $G$ such that any finite epimorphic $2$-generated image of $G$ is abelian?

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### Word metrics and finite index subgroups

Suppose that we are given some finitely generated group $ G $ and some finite index subgroup of it $ H $. Given a finite generating symmetric generating set $ S \subset G $, we can define the word ...

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### Variety of nilpotent Lie algebras or $p$-groups

Here's a couple of analogous questions, one in terms of finite-dimensional complex Lie algebras and one in terms of finite $p$-groups; I'd be interested in an answer to either:
1) Let $\mathcal{L}$ ...

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### Lower central series in a free pro-p group

Let $F$ be a nonabelian finitely generated free pro-$p$ group, $H \leq_c F$ of infinite index. Denote by $\{F_n\}_{n \in \mathbb{N}}$ the lower central series of $F$, and set $r_n = [F : F_nH]$.
Is ...

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### A normal form theorem for presentations of finite $p$-groups of nilpotency class $2$?

When constructing examples of nonabelian finite $p$-groups with abelian automorphism group (and certain other desired properties), the authors of papers like http://arxiv.org/pdf/1304.1974v1.pdf leave ...

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### Subgroups of Nilpotent groups with prescribed center

Let $G$ be a torsion-free, finitely-generated, nilpotent group of nilpotency class at least 3. Does there exist a normal subgroup
$N\leq G$ such that $G/N\cong \mathbb{Z}$ and $Z(G)=Z(N)$? (By ...

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### Regularity of polynomial growth of groups

Let $G$ be a finitely generated group of polynomial growth. This means that the size $B_n$ of the ball of radius $n$ satsifies:
$$
A n^d \leq B_n \leq Bn^d
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for some constants $A$, $B$.
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### Stable homotopy of classifying space for nilpotent groups

Let $BG$ denote the classifying space of a (discrete) group and $BG_+$ its disjoint union with a point.
Question: What is known about the stable homotopy groups $\pi^S_*(BG_+)$ ?
If $G$ is finite ...

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### infranilmanifolds: harmonic forms parallel?

I am studying Lott's paper : "On the spectrum of a finite volume negatively-curved manifold" and the satement is following:
We have an compact infranilmanifold $N$ which is finitely covered by a ...

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### Maximal $p$-subgroups in nilpotent groups

By using Zorn's Lemma one can establish the existence of maximal $p$-subgroups in any group, even infinite. Using this existence, exactly as in the finite case, it is easy to show that in a nilpotent ...

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### element of order n such that $\pi(n)=\pi(G)$, where $\pi(n)$ denote the prime divisors of $n$

Hello. I thank for your answer, in advance.
Let $G$ be a finite group and $G$ has an element of order $n$ such that $\pi(n)=\pi(G)$
where $\pi(n)$ denote the set of prime divisors of $n$ and $\pi(G)$ ...

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### Characteristic subgroup of nilpotent group that is not invariant under powering

I want an example of a nilpotent group $G$, a characteristic subgroup $H$, and a prime number $p$ such that:
$G$ is $p$-powered, i.e., every element of $G$ has a unique $p^{th}$ root in $G$.
$H$ is ...

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### On Canonical generators of torsion free nilpotent group

I read somewhere that Maltcev proved that for any finitely generated torsion free Nilpotent group $G$ there are canonical generators, i.e.
$g_{1},\ldots,g_{k}$ such that any $g \in G$ can be written ...

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### Maximal nilpotent subgroups of SO(n,1)

For the Lie group $SO(n,1)$ I believe the maximal nilpotent subgroups are conjugate to either a diagonal group times a compact group or a unipotent group times a compact group. In either case the ...

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### Extending a representation to a finite little group

I have a question related to Mackey theory applied to discrete nilpotent groups which are not torsion-free and are infinite.
Let us suppose that $G$ is a type I infinite discrete nilpotent group ...

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### Computational complexity of multiplication in a nilpotent group?

What is the computational complexity of multiplication in a Carnot group ?
Background: A Carnot group is a real nilpotent Lie group $N$ whose Lie algebra $Lie(N)$ admits a direct sum decomposition
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### Analyzing words in a “free” group of nilpotency class 2

Suppose that we have a group $G$ generated by a set $S$ of elements with the only family of relations being that all commutators are central. Equivalently, $G$ is the largest group of nilpotency ...

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### Nilpotent pro-$p$ groups

Is it true that every finitely generated (topologically) torsion free nilpotent pro-$p$ group is isomorphic to a subgroup of $U_d(\mathbb{Z}_p)$, the group of $d\times d$-upper triangular matrices ...

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### Homotopy classification of maps into nilmanifolds

I am interested in answers or reference in the literature to the following problem:
Classify up to homotopy all maps $A\to X$, where $A$ is a closed oriented manifold and $X$ is a closed ...

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### Nilpotency of a group by looking at orders of elements

For any finite group $G$, let
$$\theta(G) := \sum_{g \in G} \frac{o(g)}{\phi(o(g))},$$
where $o(g)$ denotes the order of the element $g$ in $G$, and where $\phi$ is the Euler totient function.
It is ...

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### Nilpotent group with ascending and descending central series different?

This may turn out to be a bit embarassing, but here it is. It is probably not true that the ascending and descending central series (*) of a nilpotent group have the same terms. (Or at least one of ...

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### Are higher dimensional Heisenberg groups free nilpotent?

I know that the Heisenberg group { x,y | [x,[x,y]]=[y,[x,y]]=1 } is free nilpotent; what
about the higher dimensional ones? Do the higer dimensional Heisenberg groups have nice presentations? By ...

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### Largest possible order of a nilpotent permutation group?

I'm trying to obtain a bound for the order of some finite groups, and part of it comes down to the order of a permutation group of degree $n$ that is nilpotent. I imagine these have to be much ...