Charlotte Scott Centre for Algebra

School of Mathematics & Physics, University of Lincoln

New paper accepted by Bulletin of the Brazilian Mathematical Society

New paper by Evgeny Khukhro (Univ. of Lincoln) and Pavel Shumyatsky (Univ. of Brasilia)On finite groups with an automorphism of prime order whose fixed points have bounded Engel sinks” has been accepted for publication in the Bulletin of the Brazilian Mathematical Society. The work was supported by Mathematical Center in Akademgorodok, FAPDF and CNPq-Brazil, and stems from the collaboration with University of Brasilia.

 

Abstract: A left Engel sink of an element $g$ of a group $G$ is a set ${\mathscr E}(g)$ such that for every $x\in G$ all sufficiently long commutators $[…[[x,g],g],\dots ,g]$ belong to ${\mathscr E}(g)$. (Thus, $g$ is a left Engel element precisely when we can choose ${\mathscr E}(g)={ 1}$.) We prove that if a finite group $G$ admits an automorphism $\varphi $ of prime order coprime to $|G|$ such that for some positive integer $m$ every element of the centralizer $C_G(\varphi )$ has a left Engel sink of cardinality at most $m$, then the index of the second Fitting subgroup $F_2(G)$ is bounded in terms of $m$.

A right Engel sink of an element $g$ of a group $G$ is a set ${\mathscr R}(g)$ such that for every $x\in G$ all sufficiently long commutators $[…[[g,x],x],\dots ,x]$ belong to ${\mathscr R}(g)$. (Thus, $g$ is a right Engel element precisely when we can choose ${\mathscr R}(g)={ 1}$.) We prove that if a finite group $G$ admits an automorphism $\varphi $ of prime order coprime to $|G|$ such that for some positive integer $m$ every element of the centralizer $C_G(\varphi )$ has a right Engel sink of cardinality at most $m$, then the index of the Fitting subgroup $F_1(G)$ is bounded in terms of $m$.

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