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Exponents and the cohomology of finite groups

Author: Jonathan Pakianathan
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 128 (2000), 1893-1897
MSC (1991): Primary 20J06, 17B50; Secondary 17B56
Published electronically: November 1, 1999
MathSciNet review: 1646202
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Abstract: We will provide an example of a $p$-group $G$ which has elements of order $p^3$ in some of its integral cohomology groups but which also has the property that $p^2$ annihilates $\bar{H}^i(G;\mathbb{Z})$ for all sufficiently high $i$. This provides a counterexample to a conjecture of A. Adem which states that if a finite group $K$ has an element of order $p^n$ in one of its integral cohomology groups, then it has such an element in infinitely many of its cohomology groups.

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

Received by editor(s): March 16, 1998
Received by editor(s) in revised form: August 13, 1998
Published electronically: November 1, 1999
Communicated by: Ralph Cohen
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