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Finite groups that need more generators than any proper quotient

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 April 2009

Francesca Dalla Volta
Dipartimento di Matematica “F. Enriques” Universitá di MilanoVia Saldini 50, 20133 MilanoItaly e-mail:
Andrea Lucchini
Dipartimento di Elettronica per l'Automazione Università di BresciaVia Branze 38, 25123 BresciaItaly e-mail: unibs. it
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A structure theorem is proved for finite groups with the property that, for some integer m with m ≥ 2, every proper quotient group can be generated by m elements but the group itself cannot.

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Copyright © Australian Mathematical Society 1998


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