The p-groups tag has no usage guidance.

**3**

votes

**1**answer

150 views

### Hall algebra for non-abelian p-groups ?

According to WP article on Hall algebras one counts the number of abelian subgroups in abelian group with fixed type of subgroup, group, quotient.
Two things are claimed:
1) These numbers are ...

**2**

votes

**3**answers

1k views

### Center of p-groups

Can one show that any abelian $p$-group (not necessarily finite) is the center of a $p$-group and of index $p$?

**3**

votes

**3**answers

706 views

### Representation theory of p-groups in particular upper tringular matrices over F_p

Finite p-groups - have p^n elements by definition. According to WP there is rich structure theory.
Question: How far is representation theory of p-groups is understood?
In case this question is too ...

**7**

votes

**1**answer

382 views

### Maximal subgroups of a certain finite 2-group

The following came up in a problem on reconstruction of digraphs. I determined enough about the answer to satisfy the application completely, but still I am curious to know what the complete solution ...

**7**

votes

**2**answers

758 views

### Representation theory of a finite p-group over a field of characteristic p: dim of invariants =1 => dim of coinvariants = 1?

I am trying to understand the proof of Proposition 4 in
S. Ullom, Integral normal bases in Galois extensions of local fields, Nagoya Math. J. Volume 39 (1970), 141-148. The PDF is available here:
...

**3**

votes

**2**answers

605 views

### Maximum value of the number of conjugacy classes of nonabelian p-groups with an abelian subgroup of index p

It is known that if $G$ is a nonabelian $p$-group of order $p^n$, with an abelian subgroup of index $p$, then the number $k(G)$ of conjugacy classes of $G$ can be as large as $p^{n-1} + p^{n-2} - ...

**2**

votes

**4**answers

1k views

### When a group ring is a local ring [closed]

Hi there, I'm stuck with my undergraduate thesis on the following proposition:
If $k$ is a field of characteristic $p > 0$ and $G$ is a finite $p$-group, then the group ring $kG$ is local.
In ...

**4**

votes

**2**answers

500 views

### Center of finite metabelian p-groups

$\DeclareMathOperator\rk{rk}$
Let $G$ be a finite metabelian $p$-group, i.e. the commutator subgroup $G'$ of $G$ is abelian. Then I ask myself under which conditions does the following hold:
...

**13**

votes

**0**answers

288 views

### p-groups as rational points of unipotent groups

Is it true that every finite p-group can be realized as the group of rational points over $\mathbb{F_p}$ of some connected unipotent algebraic group defined over $\mathbb{F_p}$? For abelian p-groups, ...

**4**

votes

**3**answers

396 views

### Molien for modular representations?

Let $G$ be a finite group, and let $k$ be a field whose characteristic divides $\left|G\right|$. Let $\rho:G\to \mathrm{End} V$ be a (finite-dimensional) representation of $G$ over $k$. Prove or ...

**9**

votes

**3**answers

724 views

### faithful unipotent representations of (finite) $p$-groups

The title pretty much summarizes the question: does every $p$-group have a faithful unipotent representation (with coefficients in $\mathbb{F}_p$ or some finite extension thereof)?