By Derek J. S. Robinson

ISBN-10: 0387944613

ISBN-13: 9780387944616

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This quantity displays the fruitful connections among workforce concept and topology. It comprises articles on cohomology, illustration idea, geometric and combinatorial crew concept. many of the world's top identified figures during this very energetic region of arithmetic have made contributions, together with mammoth articles from Ol'shanskii, Mikhajlovskii, Carlson, Benson, Linnell, Wilson and Grigorchuk that may be priceless reference works for a few future years.

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Each element of G has a unique expression of the form hn where h E Hand n E N. For example, the dihedral group D2n is a semidirect product of a cyclic group of order n and a group of order 2. ) Conjugation in N by an element h of H yields an automorphism h a of Nand 0:: h H ha is a homomorphism from H to Aut N. Observe that G is the direct product of Hand N if and only if 0: is the zero homomorphism. Conversely suppose that we are given two groups Hand N, together with a homomorphism 0:: H -+ Aut N.

Clearly D is a subgroup of C; in fact it is even a normal subgroup. In case A = {Al' A2 , ••• , An}, a finite set, we write D=G; "xG ; ' 2 x"·xG. ;'n Of course C = D in this case. Should the groups G;, be written additively, we shall speak of the direct sum of the G;" and write G;" $ G;'2 $ ... $ G;'n instead of G;" x G;'2 X ... x G;'n' For each A in A we define a function I;,: G;, -. C by agreeing that g1 shall be the vector whose A-component is g;, and whose other components are identity elements.

A p-subgroup of G which has this maximum order pa is called a Sylow psubgroup of G. We shall prove that Sylow p-subgroups of G always exist and that any two are conjugate-so, in particular, all Sylow p-subgroups of G are isomorphic. 16 (Sylow'S Theorem). Let G be a finite group and p a prime. Write IGI = pam where the integer m is not divisible by p. (i) Every p-subgroup of G is contained in a subgroup of order pa. In particular, since 1 is a p-subgroup, Sylow p-subgroups always exist. (ii) If np is the number of Sylow p-subgroups, np == 1 mod p.

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