2-Engel group

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Definition

No. Shorthand A group is termed a Levi group or a 2-Engel group if ... A group G is termed a Levi group or 2-Engel group if ...
1 conjugates commute any two conjugate elements of the group commute. x commutes with gxg^{-1} for all x,g \in G
2 normal closures abelian the normal closure of any cyclic subgroup (or the normal subgroup generated by any one-element subset) is abelian the normal subgroup generated by x is abelian for all x \in G.
3 union of abelian normal subgroups the group is a union (as a set) of abelian normal subgroups there is a collection of abelian normal subgroups N_i, i \in I of G such that G = \bigcup_{i \in I} N_i
4 2-local class two the 2-local nilpotency class of the group is at most 2. for any x,g \in G, the subgroup \langle x,g \rangle is a group of class at most two.
5 2-Engel the group is a 2-Engel group: the commutator between any element and its commutator with another element is the identity element. the commutator [x,[x,g]] is the identity element for all x,g \in G.
6 cyclic property of triple commutators triple commutators are preserved under cyclic permutation of the inputs. for all x,y,z \in G, we have [x,[y,z]] = [y,[z,x]] = [z,[x,y]].


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Formalisms

In terms of the Levi operator

This property is obtained by applying the Levi operator to the property: Abelian group
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Relation with other properties

Stronger properties

Property Meaning Proof of implication Proof of strictness (reverse implication failure) Intermediate notions
abelian group 3-abelian group|FULL LIST, MORE INFO
Dedekind group every subgroup is normal |FULL LIST, MORE INFO
group of nilpotency class two nilpotency class at most two; or, quotient by center is an abelian group 2-Engel not implies class two for groups |FULL LIST, MORE INFO

Weaker properties

Property Meaning Proof of implication Proof of strictness (reverse implication failure) Intermediate notions
group generated by abelian normal subgroups generated by abelian normal subgroups |FULL LIST, MORE INFO
bounded Engel group k-Engel group for some finite k |FULL LIST, MORE INFO
Engel group For any two elements x and y, the iterated commutator of x with y eventually becomes trivial |FULL LIST, MORE INFO
group in which order of commutator divides order of element For any two elements x and y, if the order of x is finite, the order of [x,y] divides the order of x |FULL LIST, MORE INFO
nilpotent group (for finite groups)