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730. Eliyahu Rips, Yoav Segev, Katrin Tent
A sharply 2-transitive group without a non-trivial abelian normal subgroup

Submission date: 2 June 2014.


We construct sharply 2-transitive groups without non-trivial abelian normal subgroups. This answers a long-standing open question. The involutions in this group have no fixed points.

Mathematics Subject Classification: 20B22

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Full text arXiv 1406.0382: pdf, ps.

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