# Central product of D16 and Z4

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## Definition

This group is defined in the following equivalent ways:

1. It is the central product of dihedral group:D16 and cyclic group:Z4, with a common central cyclic group:Z2 identified.
2. It is the central product of semidihedral group:SD16 and cyclic group:Z4, with a common central cyclic group:Z2 identified.
3. It is the central product of generalized quaternion group:Q16 and cyclic group:Z4, with a common central cyclic group:Z2 identified.

## Arithmetic functions

Want to compare and contrast arithmetic function values with other groups of the same order? Check out groups of order 32#Arithmetic functions
Function Value Similar groups Explanation for function value
underlying prime of p-group 2
order (number of elements, equivalently, cardinality or size of underlying set) 32 groups with same order This is a central product of dihedral group:D16 (order 16) and cyclic group:Z4 (order 4) with a kernel cyclic group:Z2. By the product formula, the order is $(16)(4)/2 = 32$.
prime-base logarithm of order 5 groups with same prime-base logarithm of order
max-length of a group 5 max-length of a group equals prime-base logarithm of order for group of prime power order
chief length 5 chief length equals prime-base logarithm of order for group of prime power order
composition length 5 composition length equals prime-base logarithm of order for group of prime power order
exponent of a group 8 groups with same order and exponent of a group | groups with same exponent of a group
prime-base logarithm of exponent 3 groups with same order and prime-base logarithm of exponent | groups with same prime-base logarithm of order and prime-base logarithm of exponent | groups with same prime-base logarithm of exponent
nilpotency class 3 groups with same order and nilpotency class | groups with same prime-base logarithm of order and nilpotency class | groups with same nilpotency class The group is a central product of a group of nilpotency class three and an abelian group
derived length 2 groups with same order and derived length | groups with same prime-base logarithm of order and derived length | groups with same derived length The group is a central product of a group of derived length two and an abelian group.
Frattini length 3 groups with same order and Frattini length | groups with same prime-base logarithm of order and Frattini length | groups with same Frattini length The group is a central product of a group of Frattini length 3 and a group of Frattini length 2.
minimum size of generating set 3 groups with same order and minimum size of generating set | groups with same prime-base logarithm of order and minimum size of generating set | groups with same minimum size of generating set
subgroup rank of a group 3 groups with same order and subgroup rank of a group | groups with same prime-base logarithm of order and subgroup rank of a group | groups with same subgroup rank of a group
rank of a p-group 2 groups with same order and rank of a p-group | groups with same prime-base logarithm of order and rank of a p-group | groups with same rank of a p-group
normal rank of a p-group 2 groups with same order and normal rank of a p-group | groups with same prime-base logarithm of order and normal rank of a p-group | groups with same normal rank of a p-group
characteristic rank of a p-group 2 groups with same order and characteristic rank of a p-group | groups with same prime-base logarithm of order and characteristic rank of a p-group | groups with same characteristic rank of a p-group

## GAP implementation

### Group ID

This finite group has order 32 and has ID 42 among the groups of order 32 in GAP's SmallGroup library. For context, there are 51 groups of order 32. It can thus be defined using GAP's SmallGroup function as:

SmallGroup(32,42)

For instance, we can use the following assignment in GAP to create the group and name it $G$:

gap> G := SmallGroup(32,42);

Conversely, to check whether a given group $G$ is in fact the group we want, we can use GAP's IdGroup function:

IdGroup(G) = [32,42]

or just do:

IdGroup(G)

to have GAP output the group ID, that we can then compare to what we want.