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Does Levi operator always map one-word varieties to one-word varieties?

Suppose $\mathfrak{U}$ is a group variety. Now let’s define $L(\mathfrak{U})$ as the class of all such groups $G$, such that $\forall g \in G$ $\langle \langle g \rangle \rangle \in \mathfrak{U}$ (...
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Is $S_\omega/F_\omega$ embeddable to $S_\omega$?

Let $S_\omega$ be the group of bijections $f:\omega\to\omega$, and let $F_\omega = \{\pi\in S_\omega: \exists N\in \omega(\pi(k) = k \text{ for all } k\geq N)\}$. It is easy to see that $F_\omega$ is ...
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Subgroup generated by a subgroup and a conjugate of it [closed]

Let $H\leq G$ be groups, and $a\in G$ so that $\langle H,a\rangle=G$. Does it follows that $\langle H\cup aHa^{-1}\rangle$ is a normal subgroup of $G$? My hope is that this is true, and my guess is ...
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Generalization of normal subgroup

I am wondering whether the following concept appears in the group theory literature under some (perhaps different) name. Let $G$ be a group and let $A,B$ be subgroups of $G$. Definition. Say that $(...
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Defect of subnormality in unit groups of modular group algebras

Let $p$ be a prime number, $G$ a finite p-Group and $K$ a finite field with $char(K)=p$. It is well-known that the group $1+rad(KG)$ is a p-group containing $G$. $G$ is normal in $1+rad(KG)$ if and ...
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Defect of subnormality and repeated normalizer series

Let $G$ be a a finite group and $S$ a subnormal subgroup of $G$. The lenght of a fastest chain of subgroups $(U_i)_{1\le i\le n}$ such that $U_1=S$, $U_i$ normal in $U_{i+1}$ and $U_n=G$ is called the ...
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Normal Fuchsian subgroups

I've been working with Fuchsian groups and from geometrical motivations finding a cocompact normal Fuchsian subgroups of $PSL(2,\mathbb{R})$ would have intresting properties for my research. It is ...
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Groups whose poset of direct factors are lattices

Let $G$ be a finite group. Denote by $\mathcal{N}(G)$ the modular lattice of normal subgroups of $G$ and denote by $\mathcal{D}(G)$ the subposet of $\mathcal{N}(G)$ whose elements are the direct ...
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Is the intersection of two subgroups, defined below, always trivial?

Suppose, $G = \mathbb{Z} \ast H$, where $H$ is an arbitrary group. Suppose, $g \in G$ and $g \notin \langle\langle H \rangle \rangle $. Is $\langle\langle g \rangle \rangle \cap H$ always trivial? ($\...
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Existence of a cyclic non-normal subgroup in a $p$-group

Let $G$ be a finite non-abelian $p$-group, where $p$ is an odd prime, $N$ be a normal subgroup of $G$ of order $p$, where $\frac{G}{N}$ is non-abelian. Does there exist an element $g\in G$ such that ...
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A kind of cancellation ; exchange problem for groups

For which $(m,n,k,l) \in (\mathbb N\cup \{0\})^4$ , with $m\le n ; k\le l$ , does there exist a group $G$ with a finite subnormal series with torsion-free Abelian quotients such that $G \times \mathbb ...
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Finite groups with lots of conjugacy classes, but only small abelian normal subgroups?

Denote the commuting probability (the probability that two randomly chosen elements commute) of a finite group $G$ by $\operatorname{cp}(G)$. By a result of Gustafson [2], $\operatorname{cp}(G)=\...
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Groups with isomorphic quotients [closed]

Assume we have a finitely presented group $G$ and a non-trivial normal subgroup N. How can one decide that $G/N$ is isomorphic to $G$ or not? $G$ is given as a presentation and $N$ as a set of words.
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A finite distributive lattice which may be represented as the normal subgroup lattice of a supersolvable group

Is there a supersolvable group $G$ with the lattice of all its normal subgroups, order-isommorphic to the 18-element lattice of down-sets of this poset: ? It has been proved that not every finite ...
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Normal Subgroups of $UT_n(q)$

What is known about normal subgroups of $UT_n(q)$, the group of upper triangular matrices with entries in the finite field $\mathbb{F}_q$ and ones on the diagonal? Is there an interpretation of the ...
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Does the hyperoctahedral group have only 3 maximal normal subgroups?

An hyperoctahedral group $G$ is the wreath product of $S_2$ and $S_n$, where $S_{n}$ is the symmetric group on $n$ letters, or in other words the semi-direct product $G=S_2^n\rtimes S_n$, w.r.t. the ...
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Normal Covering of a Finite Group

Suppose $G$ is a finite group and $N_1, N_2, \cdots, N_k$ are proper normal subgroups of $G$. The set $\{ N_1, \cdots, N_k\}$ is called a normal cover for $G$, if $G = \cup_{i=1}^kN_i$. I need to the ...
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Normal subgroup lattice of the group $U_{6n}$

I need to find the normal subgroup lattice of the group $U_{6n} = \langle a,b | a^{2n} = b^ 3= 1, a^{-1}ba = b^{-1}\rangle$. To the best of my knowledge this group was introduced at first by GORDON ...
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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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Normal Subgroups of Free Products

Let $G=A\ast \mathbb{Z}$ be the free product of a group $A$ and the cyclic group $\mathbb{Z}$ and suppose $K$ is a subgroup of $G$. By Kurosh Subgroup Theorem we know that $K=F\ast (\ast_{i\in I}(K\...
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Groups whose normal subgroups form a chain with respect to inclusion

Let G be a finite group. In general, given two normal subgroups N and K of G, we need not have N < K or K < N. The easiest example is the Klein 4-group V4 and its subgroups of order 2. So assume ...
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Existence of simultaneously normal finite index subgroups

It is well known that if $K$ is a finite index subgroup of a group $H$, then there is a finite index subgroup $N$ of $K$ which is normal in $H$. Indeed, one can observe that there are only finitely ...
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Does every finitely generated group have a maximal normal subgroup?

Given an infinite group which is finitely generated, is there a proper maximal normal subgroup?