Semi-invariants and weights of group algebras

of finite groups

Authors:
D. S. Passman and P. Wauters

Journal:
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. **127** (1999), 1323-1329

MSC (1991):
Primary 16S34, 20D15, 20D45

Published electronically:
February 4, 1999

MathSciNet review:
1476385

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Abstract: We study the semi-invariants and weights of a group algebra over a field of characteristic zero. Specifically, we show that certain basic results which hold when is a polycyclic-by-finite group with need not hold in the case of group algebras of finite groups. This turns out to be a purely group theoretic question about the existence of class preserving automorphisms.

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**D. S. Passman**

Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706

Email:
passman@math.wisc.edu

**P. Wauters**

Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, Limburgs Universitair Centrum, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium

Email:
pwauters@luc.ac.be

DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-99-04694-8

Received by editor(s):
September 2, 1997

Published electronically:
February 4, 1999

Additional Notes:
The first author’s research was supported in part by NSF Grant DMS-9622566. The second author’s research was supported by an F.W.O.-grant (Belgium). He wishes to thank the Department of Mathematics of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and, in particular, Donald S. Passman and his wife Marjorie for their warm hospitality.

Communicated by:
Lance W. Small

Article copyright:
© Copyright 1999
American Mathematical Society