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Finite Groups with All Maximal Subgroups of Prime or Prime Square Index


Kohler, Joseph (1962) Finite Groups with All Maximal Subgroups of Prime or Prime Square Index. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/JRE0-KW77.


In this thesis finite groups whose maximal subgroups are of prime or prime square index are studied. The main problem considered is to find out to what extent this property is inherited by subgroups. The principal results are: this property is inherited by all subgroups if the group considered has odd order. This is not necessarily true if the group has even order. Let n be a positive integer. A group G of even order is constructed which contains a subgroup H, and H contains a maximal subgroup W with |H:W| larger than n.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:(Mathematics)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Mathematics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Hall, Marshall
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1962
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:08022011-101524826
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ID Code:6565
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:19 Aug 2011 23:24
Last Modified:21 Dec 2023 19:27

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