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dc.contributor.advisorPfeiffer, Götz
dc.contributor.authorMasterson, Brendan
dc.description.abstractThe table of marks was first introduced by William Burnside in his book "Theory of groups of finite order" in 1955. The table of marks counts the number of fixed points one subgroup has in the action of the cosets of another. In doing this it also encodes a lot of useful information about the subgroup lattice of a group G, including the index of each of G's subgroups in both G and their normalizers, containments and what cyclic subgroups G has. Despite their usefulness they are extremely expensive to compute (the GAP table of marks library extends only as far as the symmetric group on 13 letters). Thus one purpose of present research is find an efficient way to compute the table of marks of a direct product of finite group. This is more difficult than one might expect. We consider a direct product of two finite groups GxH, using Goursat's lemma we hope to use knowledge of the table of marks of G and H to compute the table of marks of GxH. The methods developed in the present research also gives rise to a new base change matrix for the double Burnside algebra, QB(G, G), which it will be conjectured gives a cellular basis for theen_IE
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.subjectGroup theoryen_IE
dc.subjectRepresentation theoryen_IE
dc.subjectTable of marksen_IE
dc.subjectBurnside ringsen_IE
dc.titleOn the table of marks of a direct product of finite groupsen_IE
dc.contributor.funderCollege of Scienceen_IE
dc.local.noteIn finite group theory the table of marks of a finite group contains a great deal of useful information about group in question, including the index of each subgroup in the group and the subgroups normalizer, what cyclic groups are contained in the group and a classification of the permutation representation of the group. However they tables of marks are very difficult to compute. In this thesis we develop a method to compute the table of marks of a direct product of finite groups from the table of marks of the individual factor groups and their subgroups.en_IE

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