The functor of units of Burnside rings for <var>p</var>-groups

  • Serge Bouc

    Université de Picardie - Jules Verne, Amiens, France


In this paper, I describe the structure of the biset functor B× sending a p-group P to the group of units of its Burnside ring B(P). In particular, I show that B× is a rational biset functor. It follows that if P is a p-group, the structure of B×(P) can be read from a genetic basis of P: the group B×(P) is an elementary abelian 2-group of rank equal to the number isomorphism classes of rational irreducible representations of P whose type is trivial, cyclic of order 2, or dihedral.

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Serge Bouc, The functor of units of Burnside rings for <var>p</var>-groups. Comment. Math. Helv. 82 (2007), no. 3, pp. 583–615

DOI 10.4171/CMH/103