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property = group of prime power order|
stronger = maximal among Abelian characteristic subgroups|
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stronger = maximal among abelian characteristic subgroups|
weaker = Abelian subgroup of maximum order}}
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weaker = abelian subgroup of maximum order}}
  
 
==Statement==
 
==Statement==

Revision as of 20:01, 3 February 2009

This article gives the statement and possibly, proof, of a non-implication relation between two subgroup properties, when the big group is a [[{{{group property}}}]]. That is, it states that in a [[{{{group property}}}]], every subgroup satisfying the first subgroup property (i.e., maximal among abelian characteristic subgroups) need not satisfy the second subgroup property (i.e., abelian subgroup of maximum order)
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Statement

It is possible to have a group of prime power order P, with a subgroup K of P that is maximal among Abelian characteristic subgroups in P, such that K is not an Abelian subgroup of maximum order.

Related facts

Proof

Example of the quaternion group

Further information: quaternion group

In the quaternion group, the center \{ \pm 1 \} is the unique maximum among Abelian characteristic subgroups. However, it is not an Abelian subgroup of maximum order: there are cyclic subgroups of order four that are Abelian.