Degree of irreducible representation may be greater than order of derived subgroup

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It is possible to have a finite group G and an irreducible linear representation \varphi of G over a splitting field in characteristic zero such that the degree of \varphi is strictly greater than the order of the Derived subgroup (?) of G.

This is a numerical non-constraint on the Degrees of irreducible representations (?).

Related facts

For more facts, see degrees of irreducible representations.

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Related facts about conjugacy class sizes

These facts are related to the conjugacy class size statistics of a finite group.


Example of extraspecial group

Consider an extraspecial group of order p^5 for any prime number p. The derived subgroup has order p. However, this group has a faithful irreducible representation of degree p^2.