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Soluble products of connected subgroups

  • M. Pilar Gállego

    Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
  • Peter Hauck

    Universität Tübingen, Germany
  • M. Dolores Pérez-Ramos

    Universitat de València, Burjassot (Valencia), Spain
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The main result in the paper states the following: For a finite group G=ABG=AB, which is the product of the soluble subgroups AA and BB, if a,b\langle a,b \rangle is a metanilpotent group for all aAa\in A and bBb\in B, then the factor groups a,bF(G)/F(G)\langle a,b \rangle F(G)/F(G) are nilpotent, F(G)F(G) denoting the Fitting subgroup of GG. A particular generalization of this result and some consequences are also obtained. For instance, such a group GG is proved to be soluble of nilpotent length at most l+1l+1, assuming that the factors AA and BB have nilpotent length at most ll. Also for any finite soluble group GG and k1k\geq 1, an element gGg\in G is contained in the preimage of the hypercenter of G/Fk1(G)G/F_{k-1}(G), where Fk1(G)F_{k-1}(G) denotes the (k1k-1)th term of the Fitting series of GG, if and only if the subgroups g,h\langle g,h\rangle have nilpotent length at most kk for all hGh\in G.

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M. Pilar Gállego, Peter Hauck, M. Dolores Pérez-Ramos, Soluble products of connected subgroups. Rev. Mat. Iberoam. 24 (2008), no. 2, pp. 433–461

DOI 10.4171/RMI/542