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Two theorems on groups of characteristic 2-type

Geoffrey Mason

Vol. 57 (1975), No. 1, 233–253
Abstract

D. Gorenstein has made the following conjecture: suppose that G is a finite simple group which is simultaneously of characteristic 2-type and characteristic 3-type. Then G is isomorphic to one of PSp(4,3),G2(3) or U4(3). In this paper, we prove two results which, taken together, yield a proof of this conjecture under the additional assumption that G has 2-local 3-rank at least 2.

Mathematical Subject Classification 2000
Primary: 20D05
Milestones
Received: 13 September 1974
Published: 1 March 1975
Authors
Geoffrey Mason
Department of Mathematics
University of California at Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz CA 95064
United States