Hypoabelian group

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Symbol-free definition

A group is termed hypoabelian if the following equivalent conditions are satisfied:

  1. The perfect core is trivial
  2. The hypoabelianization is the quotient by the trivial subgroup, and hence, isomorphic to the whole group.
  3. The transfinite derived series terminates at the identity. (Note that this is the transfinite derived series, where the successor of a given subgroup is its commutator subgroup and subgroups at limit ordinals are given by intersecting all previous subgroups.)
  4. There is no nontrivial perfect subgroup.
  5. There is a descending transfinite normal series where all the successive quotients are abelian

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