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# Questions tagged [symmetric-groups]

The symmetric group $S_n$ is the group of permutations of the set of integers $\{1,\dots,n\}$. This has $n!$ elements and is generated by the $n-1$ involutions exchanging consecutive integers. The symmetric groups form the simplest family of Coxeter groups.

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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 ...
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### What is the Lie superalgebra generated by permutations?

Consider the group algebra of the symmetric group $\mathbb{C}S_n$. Then there is a corresponding Lie algebra $\mathfrak{L}(S_n)$ defined by $$[\sigma, \tau] = \sigma\circ\tau - \tau\circ\sigma,$$ ...
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### Lower bound of the largest irreducible character degree of alternating group $A_n$

$\newcommand\cd{\mathrm{cd}}$Let $A_m$ and $A_n$ be two alternating groups and $15\le m+2 \le n$. Denote $\cd_m$ and $\cd_n$ as the largest irreducible character degree of $A_m$ and $A_n$, ...
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### Maximal generalized symmetric groups and the tensor product

Let $S(m,n)$ be the generalized symmetric group which is a wreath product of the cyclic group of order $m$, denoted here by $\mathbb{Z}_m$, and the symmetric group $S_n$. A standard unitary ...
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### What is the unit group of the representation ring of the symmetric group S_3?

The representation ring of the symmetric group S_3 is a fusion ring of rank 3. We wonder its unit group. By direct computation, it needs to solve two inhomogeneous Diophantine equations, but which we ...
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### On a proof involving Young symmetrizers acting on tensor spaces

I hope this is not too elementary for this site, but I already asked something similar on MSE which has not received any attention whatsoever. I am extremely unfamiliar with the algebraic/...
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### Words representations of elements of a symmetric group

Let $S=\{(1,2),(1,2,\ldots,n),(1,n,,n-1,\ldots,2)\}$ be a subset of the symmetric group $S_n$. Let $a=(1,2),b=(1,2,\ldots,n),c=(1,n,n-1\ldots,2)$ be the elements of $S$. My question is, since $S$ is a ...