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==Definition==
 
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===Symbol-free definition===
 
===Symbol-free definition===
  
A nontrivial [[group]] is said to be '''centrally indecomposable''' if it cannot be expressed as the central product of two proper subgroups.
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A nontrivial [[group]] is said to be '''centrally indecomposable''' if it satisfies the following equivalent conditions:
  
Note that, for a non-abelian group, this is equivalent to saying that there is no nontrivial [[central factor]]. However, for an abelian group, this is not equivalent, because, for instance, a [[cyclic group]] of order <math>p^2</math> is centrally indecomposable but it has a proper nontrivial central factor.
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# It cannot be expressed as the [[defining ingredient::central product]] of two proper subgroups.
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# Every proper nontrivial [[defining ingredient::central factor]] is a [[defining ingredient::central subgroup]], i.e., it is contained in the [[center]] of the group.
  
 
===Definition with symbols===
 
===Definition with symbols===
  
A [[group]] <math>G</math> is said to be a centrally indecomposable group if we cannot write:
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A [[group]] <math>G</math> is said to be a centrally indecomposable group if it satisfies the following equivalent conditions:
 
 
<math>G = H * K</math>
 
 
 
viz., as a [[central product]] for proper subgroups <math>H</math> and <math>K</math> of <math>G</math>.
 
 
 
==Formalisms==
 
 
 
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The [[group property]] of being centrally indecomposable is obtained by applying the [[simple group operator]] to the [[subgroup property]] of being a [[central factor]].
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# We cannot write <math>G = H * K</math>, viz., as a [[central product]] for proper subgroups <math>H</math> and <math>K</math> of <math>G</math>.
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# Every proper nontrivial [[central factor]] of <math>G</math> is a [[central subgroup]] of <math>G</math>, i.e., it is contained in the [[center]] <math>Z(G)</math>.
  
 
==Relation with other properties==
 
==Relation with other properties==

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Definition

Symbol-free definition

A nontrivial group is said to be centrally indecomposable if it satisfies the following equivalent conditions:

  1. It cannot be expressed as the central product of two proper subgroups.
  2. Every proper nontrivial central factor is a central subgroup, i.e., it is contained in the center of the group.

Definition with symbols

A group G is said to be a centrally indecomposable group if it satisfies the following equivalent conditions:

  1. We cannot write G = H * K, viz., as a central product for proper subgroups H and K of G.
  2. Every proper nontrivial central factor of G is a central subgroup of G, i.e., it is contained in the center Z(G).

Relation with other properties

Stronger properties

Weaker properties