By Edwin Hewitt, Kenneth A. Ross

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10 Definition For a finite p-group G and a positive integer r, F(G, r) denotes the intersection of the kernels of all homomorphisms of G into GL r (F p ). Since the image of any homomorphism of a p-group G into GLr (Fp) is a p-group, and every p-subgroup of GL r(Fp) is conjugate to a subgroup of the lower uni-triangular group U r (F p ), we could equally well define V(G,r) as the intersection of the kernels of all homomorphisms of G into Ur(Fp). Note that an element g of G belongs to V(G, r) if and only if g acts trivially in every linear representation of G on any Fp-vector space of dimension at most r.

This is a pro-p group, so its open normal subgroups intersect in the identity. If TV < o Q then Q/N is a finite elementary abelian p-group, and so $>(Q/N) = 1. 14 Proposition Let G be a pro-p group. Then G is finitely generated if and only if $(G) is open in G. Proof If $(G) is open then G/<&(G) is finite. 9. For the converse, suppose G — (X) where \X\ = d is finite. 13, and can be generated by d elements; consequently \G : N\ < pd. Among all such subgroups N we may therefore choose one, No say, whose index in G is as large as possible.

Pro-p) topology on the subspace A of F. (iii) Now suppose that A < F, with n : A —> F/A the natural epimorphism. Prove that the sequence is exact. (iv) Show that 'profinite completion' is an exact functor on the category of polycyclic-by-finite groups. ] 22. Let F be a torsion-free finitely generated nilpotent group, with upper central series 1 = Zo < ... < Zc = F. Then Zi/Zi-i = ZTi for certain positive integers r*i,... ,r c . Show that the upper central series of F is 1 = Zo < ... < Zc = F, and that for each i we have Zi = Z{ and Zi/Zi-i = Z^/Z^-i, where ^ denotes either profinite completion or pro-p completion.

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