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Title Orders of Perfect Groups with Dihedral Involution Centralizers
Publication Date
Degree MS
Discipline/Department Mathematics
Degree Level masters
University/Publisher University of Akron
Abstract Let G be a finite group that is equal to its commutator subgroup, and suppose that G contains an element of order 2 whose centralizer in G is dihedral of 2-power order. We study the cases where this centralizer is dihedral of order 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, or 256. It is true in each case that this centralizer is a Sylow 2-subgroup of G. We then use character-theoretic techniques to generate a list of possibilities for the order of G. In the process of generating this list of possible orders, we prove several results about the structure of our group under consideration. We then strengthen the original hypotheses to require G to be non-abelian simple, and we use the results proved about the structure of G to eliminate all possible orders such that there is no non-abelian simple group of that order.
Subjects/Keywords Mathematics; simple groups; dihedral groups; involutions; projective special linear groups; character theory
Contributors Riedl, Jeffrey (Advisor)
Language en
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Record ID oai:etd.ohiolink.edu:akron1365259761
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Date Retrieved
Date Indexed 2020-10-19
Grantor University of Akron

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