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Some properties of FC-groups which occur as automorphism groups

Author: Jay Zimmerman
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 96 (1986), 39-40
MSC: Primary 20F28; Secondary 20F24
MathSciNet review: 813805
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Abstract: We prove that if $ G$ is a group such that Aut $ G$ is a countably infinite torsion $ FC$-group, then Aut $ G$ contains an infinite locally soluble, normal subgroup and hence a nontrivial abelian normal subgroup. It follows that a countably infinite subdirect product of nontrivial finite groups, of which only finitely many have nontrivial abelian normal subgroups, is not the automorphism group of any group.

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PII: S 0002-9939(1986)0813805-2
Keywords: Automorphism group, torsion FC-group, semisimple group
Article copyright: © Copyright 1986 American Mathematical Society