Fitting-free group

From Groupprops
Revision as of 22:29, 6 August 2009 by Vipul (talk | contribs) (Definition)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about a definition in group theory that is standard among the group theory community (or sub-community that dabbles in such things) but is not very basic or common for people outside.
VIEW: Definitions built on this | Facts about this: (facts closely related to Fitting-free group, all facts related to Fitting-free group) |Survey articles about this | Survey articles about definitions built on this
VIEW RELATED: Analogues of this | Variations of this | Opposites of this |
View a list of other standard non-basic definitions
This article defines a group property: a property that can be evaluated to true/false for any given group, invariant under isomorphism
View a complete list of group properties
VIEW RELATED: Group property implications | Group property non-implications |Group metaproperty satisfactions | Group metaproperty dissatisfactions | Group property satisfactions | Group property dissatisfactions
This is a variation of simplicity|Find other variations of simplicity | Read a survey article on varying simplicity


Symbol-free definition

A group is said to be Fitting-free (or sometimes, semisimple) if it satisfies the following equivalent conditions:

  1. It has no nontrivial abelian normal subgroup.
  2. It has no nontrivial nilpotent normal subgroup.
  3. It has no nontrivial solvable normal subgroup.
  4. Its Fitting subgroup is trivial.
  5. Its solvable radical is trivial.

When the group is finite, this is equivalent to the following:

Equivalence of definitions

The key idea is to use the fact that any nontrivial solvable group has a nontrivial abelian characteristic subgroup. Further information: Equivalence of definitions of Fitting-free group

Relation with other properties

Stronger properties

Weaker properties