JournalsjemsVol. 13 , No. 3DOI 10.4171/jems/267

Growth in SL<sub>3</sub>(ℤ/<em>p</em>ℤ)

  • Harald Andrés Helfgott

    Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Growth in SL<sub>3</sub>(ℤ/<em>p</em>ℤ) cover

Abstract

Let G = SL3(ℤ/_p_ℤ), p a prime. Let A be a set of generators of G. Then A grows under the group operation.

To be precise: denote by |S| the number of elements of a finite set S. Assume |A| < |G|1-ε for some ε > 0. Then |A ∙ A ∙ A| > |A|1+δ, where δ > 0 depends only on ε.