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Nilpotent Singer groups

Gill, Nick (2006). Nilpotent Singer groups. Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 13(1) R94.

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Abstract

Let $N$ be a nilpotent group normal in a group $G$. Suppose that $G$ acts transitively upon the points of a finite non-Desarguesian projective plane $\mathcal{P}$. We prove that, if $\mathcal{P}$ has square order, then $N$ must act semi-regularly on $\mathcal{P}$.
In addition we prove that if a finite non-Desarguesian projective plane $\mathcal{P}$ admits more than one nilpotent group which is regular on the points of $\mathcal{P}$ then $\mathcal{P}$ has non-square order and the automorphism group of $\mathcal{P}$ has odd order.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2006 The American Mathematical Society
ISSN: 1077-8926
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Item ID: 28187
Depositing User: Nick Gill
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2011 12:48
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2011 20:11
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/28187
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