Questions about the branch of abstract algebra that deals with groups.

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### It there a nice way to describe the structure of Malcev-complete groups?

Let $\mathbb k$ be a field of characteristic zero. The grouplike functor $\mathbb G$ from complete Hopf algebras to groups is a faithful functor. Its image is the category of Malcev-complete groups ...

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### Finite dimensional compact abelian group that is not a product of connected and a totally disconnected

Let $G$ be a compact abelian group. A compact abelian group is said to have dimension $n$ if $\dim_\mathbb{Q} \mathbb{Q}\otimes \hat G = n$. Equivalently one can show that this holds if $G$ is ...

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### Which partitions realise group algebras of finite groups?

Fix an algebraically closed field $K$ (maybe of characteristic zero first for simplicity, like $\mathbb{C}$).
Given a partition $p=[a_1,...,a_m]$ of an integer $n$. We can identify $p$ with the ...

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### Induced Homomorphism on Cohomology of Symmetric Group 3

For the symmetric group $S_3$, there is an inclusion $i:\mathbb{Z}/3\mathbb{Z}\hookrightarrow S_3$. How can I assert that the induced homomorphism $$i^{\ast}:H^{n}(S_3,\mathbb{Z})\rightarrow H^{n}(\...

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### A generalization of Landau's function

For a given $n > 0$ Landau's function is defined as $$g(n) := \max\{ \operatorname{lcm}(n_1, \ldots, n_k) \mid n = n_1 + \ldots + n_k \mbox{ for some $k$}\},$$
the least common multiple of all ...

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### Why Triangle of Mahonian numbers T(n,k) forms the rank of the vector space?

I am looking for an explanation of why Triangle of Mahonian numbers T(n,k) form the rank of the vector space $H^k(GL_n/B)$?
With respect to the property of Kendall-Mann numbers where the statement ...

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### Gluing hexagons to get a locally CAT(0) space

I believe that there are four ways to glue (all) the edges of a regular Euclidean hexagon to get a locally CAT(0) space:
The first two give the torus and the Klein bottle, respectively. What are the ...

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### Is there a name of semidirect product of a group with its automorphism group?

Consider the construction $G \rtimes \text{Aut}(G)$. Here $
G$ is a group, $\text{Aut}(G)$ is the automorphism group and the semidirect product is over the most obvious action.
1) Is there any name ...

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### How large can a symmetric generating set of a finite group be?

Let $G$ be a finite group of order $n$ and let $\Delta$ be its generating set. I'll say that $\Delta$ generates $G$ symmetrically if for every permutation $\pi$ of $\Delta$ there exists $f:G\...

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### Understanding the functoriality of group homology

EDIT: I've decided to rephrase my question in order for it to be more concise and to the point.
Let $G$ be a group, and let $F_\bullet\rightarrow\mathbb{Z}$ be a free $\mathbb{Z}[G]$-resolution of ...

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### Is $\text{PSL}_2(\mathbb{F}_{p^m})$ known to be a Galois group over $\mathbb{Q}$ for $m>1$?

Let $\mathbb{F}$ be a finite field of characteristic $p$, is it known that $\text{PSL}_2(\mathbb{F})$ can be realized as a Galois extension of $\mathbb{Q}$ for any/all cases when $\mathbb{F}$ is not $\...

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### Can a Shelah semigroup be commutative?

A semigroup $S$ is called
$\bullet$ $n$-Shelah for a positive integer $n$ if $S=A^n$ for any subset $A\subset S$ of cardinality $|A|=|S|$;
$\bullet$ Shelah if $S$ is $n$-Shelah for some $n\in\...

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### About generator of minimal length coset representatives

Let $(W, S)$ be a Coxeter system. Let $J \subseteq S$ and recall that $W_J = \langle s: s \in J\rangle \subseteq W$.
Define $W^J = \{w \in W : \ell(ws) > \ell(w)\ \text{for all } s \in J\}$.
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### Subsets of a group with special property

Let $G$ be a finite group. We say a subset $A$ of $G$, $|A|=m$, is $(m,i)$-good, $m\geq 1$ and $0\leq i\leq m$, if there exist $g_A\in G$ such that we have $|gA\cap A|=m-i$.
I need some groups such ...

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### Can every non-inner automorphism of a group with residually finite outer automorphisms be realised as an non-inner automorphism of a finite quotient?

First some motivation: most proofs that show that the group of outer automorphisms is residually finite do not only show that the subgroup of inner automorphisms is closed in the profinite topology, ...