A note on p-central groups

Camina, Rachel and Thillaisundaram, Anitha (2013) A note on p-central groups. Glasgow Mathematical Journal, 55 (2). pp. 449-456. ISSN 0017-0895

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A group G is n-central if Gn � Z(G), that is the subgroup of G generated by n-powers of G lies in the centre of G. We investigate p k -central groups for p a prime number. For G a finite group of exponent pk , the covering group of G is pk -central. Using this we show that the exponent of the Schur multiplier of G is bounded by p�c/p-1�, where c is the nilpotency class of G. Next we give an explicit bound for the order of a finite pk -central p-group of coclass r. Lastly, we establish that for G, a finite p-central p-group, and N, a proper non-maximal normal subgroup of G, the Tate cohomology Hn (G/N, Z(N)) is non-trivial for all n. This final statement answers a question of Schmid concerning groups with non-trivial Tate cohomology. Copyright © Glasgow Mathematical Journal Trust 2013.

Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G100 Mathematics
Divisions:College of Science > School of Mathematics and Physics
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