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Bounding an index by the largest character degree of a solvable group

Research paper by Mark L. Lewis

Indexed on: 15 Nov '11Published on: 15 Nov '11Published in: Mathematics - Group Theory



Abstract

In this paper, we show that if $p$ is a prime and $G$ is a $p$-solvable group, then $| G:O_p (G) |_p \le (b(G)^p/p)^{1/(p-1)}$ where $b(G)$ is the largest character degree of $G$. If $p$ is an odd prime that is not a Mersenne prime or if the nilpotence class of a Sylow $p$-subgroup of $G$ is at most $p$, then $| G:O_p (G) |_p \le b(G)$.