# Questions tagged [finite-groups]

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### Centraliser of a finite group

Let $G=\operatorname{Sp}(8,K)$ be a symplectic algebraic group over an algebraically closed field of characteristic not $2$. We have a vector space decomposition $V_8=V_2\otimes V_4$ where the $2$-...
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### Is applying Feit–Thompson’s theorem for the nonexistence of a simple group of order $1004913$ really a circular argument?

In p.212 of Dummit–Foote’s Abstract Algebra, 3rd Edition, an analysis of a hypothetical simple group $G$ of order $1004913 = 3^3 \cdot 7 \cdot 13 \cdot 409$ is carried out. The authors write: We ...
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### What is $H^*(\mathbb{CP}^{2^N-1}/\Sigma_n;\mathbb{Z})$ when $N=\binom{n}{2}$?

$H^*((S^3)^N/\Sigma_n;\mathbb{Q})$ is computed here. It makes a little more sense to compute $H^*((S^2)^N/\Sigma_n;\mathbb{Q})$ given that global phase is irrelevant. The proof is exactly the same. ...
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### Example of a group algebra with commutative Jacobson radical

I am searching a simple example of a finite group $G$, so that the Jacobson radical $J(FG)$, of group algebra $FG$ is commutative, where $F$ is a finite field. I know example for that if $G$ is any ...
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### is the embedding $\mathrm{Sp}_{2m}(p)\leqslant S_{p^m-1}$ possible?
Is the following embedding possible? $\mathrm{Sp}_{2m}(p)\leqslant S_{p^m-1}$ where $S_{p^m-1}$ is a symmetric group and $p$ is prime. I see that when $p=3$ and $m=3$, the order of the former does ...
Let $G$ and $A$ be finite abelian groups and $\rho :G \rightarrow \text{Aut}(G)$ a representation of $G$. We can form the semidirect product $A\rtimes _{\rho} G$. Just to agree on the notation this is ...