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Journal of Group Theory

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Volume 9, Issue 6 (Nov 2006)


Cycle index methods for finite groups of orthogonal type in odd characteristic

John R Britnell
Published Online: 2007-02-12 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/JGT.2006.048


This is the third in a series of papers whose object is to show how cycle index methods for finite classical groups, developed by Fulman [Jason Fulman. Cycle indices for the classical groups. J. Group Theory 2 (1999), 251–289.], may be extended to other almost simple groups of classical type. In [John R. Britnell. Cyclic, separable and semisimple transformations in the special unitary groups over a finite field. J. Group Theory 9 (2006), 547–569.] we treated the special unitary groups, and in [John R. Britnell. Cyclic, separable and semisimple transformations in the finite conformal groups. J. Group Theory 9 (2006), 571–601.] the general symplectic and general orthogonal groups. In this paper we shall treat various subgroups of the general orthogonal group over a field of odd characteristic. We shall focus at first on Ω± (d, q), the commutator subgroup of Ο±(d, q). Subsequently we shall look at groups G in the range

where Π is the group of non-zero scalars.

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Received: 2005-12-08

Revised: 2006-02-17

Published Online: 2007-02-12

Published in Print: 2006-11-28

Citation Information: Journal of Group Theory, ISSN (Online) 1435-4446, ISSN (Print) 1433-5883, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/JGT.2006.048.

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