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Title: Cyclic and dihedral constructions of even order (English)
Author: Drápal, Aleš
Language: English
Journal: Commentationes Mathematicae Universitatis Carolinae
ISSN: 0010-2628 (print)
ISSN: 1213-7243 (online)
Volume: 44
Issue: 4
Year: 2003
Pages: 593-614
Category: math
Summary: Let $G(\circ)$ and $G(*)$ be two groups of finite order $n$, and suppose that they share a normal subgroup $S$ such that $u\circ v = u *v$ if $u \in S$ or $v \in S$. Cases when $G/S$ is cyclic or dihedral and when $u \circ v \ne u*v$ for exactly $n^2/4$ pairs $(u,v) \in G\times G$ have been shown to be of crucial importance when studying pairs of 2-groups with the latter property. In such cases one can describe two general constructions how to get all possible $G(*)$ from a given $G = G(\circ)$. The constructions, denoted by $G[\alpha,h]$ and $G[\beta,\gamma,h]$, respectively, depend on a coset $\alpha$ (or two cosets $\beta$ and $\gamma$) modulo $S$, and on an element $h \in S$ (certain additional properties must be satisfied as well). The purpose of the paper is to expose various aspects of these constructions, with a stress on conditions that allow to establish an isomorphism between $G$ and $G[\alpha,h]$ (or $G[\beta,\gamma,h]$). (English)
Keyword: cyclic construction
Keyword: dihedral construction
Keyword: quarter distance
MSC: 05B15
MSC: 20D15
MSC: 20D60
idZBL: Zbl 1101.20014
idMR: MR2062876
Date available: 2009-01-08T19:31:29Z
Last updated: 2012-04-30
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