By Koen Thas

The concept of elation generalized quadrangle is a traditional generalization to the idea of generalized quadrangles of the $64000 proposal of translation planes within the idea of projective planes. virtually any recognized category of finite generalized quadrangles could be made from an appropriate category of elation quadrangles.

In this booklet the writer considers a number of features of the speculation of elation generalized quadrangles. designated recognition is given to neighborhood Moufang stipulations at the foundational point, exploring for example a query of Knarr from the Nineteen Nineties in regards to the very inspiration of elation quadrangles. all of the recognized effects on Kantor’s leading strength conjecture for finite elation quadrangles are accumulated, a few of them released right here for the 1st time. The structural concept of elation quadrangles and their teams is seriously emphasised. different comparable subject matters, comparable to p-modular cohomology, Heisenberg teams and lifestyles difficulties for definite translation nets, are in brief touched.

The textual content starts off from scratch and is basically self-contained. many different proofs are given for identified theorems. Containing dozens of workouts at a number of degrees, from really easy to quite tough, this path will stimulate undergraduate and graduate scholars to go into the interesting and wealthy international of elation quadrangles. The extra comprehensive mathematician will specially locate the ultimate chapters hard.

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7 Lie algebras from p-groups 43 of the groups Li . So L is an abelian group itself. Now we define a Lie bracket on L. P /, respectively. 9 (i), (ii), Œx; N y N is well defined in LiCj . Note that one takes Lk to be trivial if k > n. One now extends the definition of the Lie product to all of L by linearity. Exercise. L; Œ ; / is a Lie ring. P / is called the associated Lie ring of P . P / is a vector space over Fp ). Exercise. Determine the Lie algebra associated to the general Heisenberg group.

X/ generated by all root-elations and dual root-elations with (dual) i-root containing x is known to be an elation group, so that in that case, we have a “canonical” way to associate an EGQ to each point of the GQ. x/ could be larger. This is the main theme of Chapter 11. 4 Some features of special p-groups In this chapter we describe several interesting aspects of certain p-groups which model the most important class of nonabelian elation groups known up to present. The starting point of the chapter is the introduction of the general Heisenberg group defined over a finite field.

2 Elation generalized quadrangles We have observed that all finite classical GQs and their point-line duals have, for each point, an automorphism group that fixes it linewise and has a sharply transitive action on the points which are noncollinear with that point. 1 Elations and quadrangles. P ; B; I/ be a GQ. If there is an automorphism group H of Ã which fixes some point x 2 P linewise and acts sharply transitively on P n x ? , we call x an elation point, and H “the” associated elation group.