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Locally finite groups containing a finite inseparable subgroup. (English. Russian original) Zbl 0836.20051
Sib. Math. J. 34, No. 2, 218-232 (1993); translation from Sib. Mat. Zh. 34, No. 2, 23-41 (1993).
Let \(G\) be an infinite locally finite group and let \(H_0\) be an arbitrary finite subgroup in \(G\). Choose a finite nontrivial \(H_0\)-invariant subgroup \(H_1 < G\) with \(H_1 \cap H_0 = 1\). For the subgroup \(\langle H_0, H_1\rangle\), find again a finite nontrivial \(\langle H_0, H_1\rangle\)-invariant subgroup \(H_2\) with \(\langle H_0, H_1\rangle \cap H_2 =1\). Continuing this process further, we thus construct an infinite subgroup \(\langle H_0, H_1, H_2, \dots \rangle\) which is obviously a residually finite group. Executing such a procedure in an arbitrary locally finite group, one sometimes faces the impossibility of choosing the subgroup \(H_i\) at some step of the construction. For instance, the procedure is obviously impossible in the case of a quasi-cyclic group or, more generally, a Chernikov group. It is interesting to classify locally finite groups in which constructing infinite subgroups causes none of the difficulties indicated. To specify the question, we give the following definition. A subgroup \(H\) of a group \(G\) will be called separable in \(G\), if there is a nontrivial \(H\)- invariant subgroup \(K < G\) such that \(H \cap K = 1\). Otherwise, we call \(H\) inseparable. Thus, the main purpose of the present article is to investigate the structure of locally finite groups containing a finite inseparable subgroup.

MSC:
20F50 Periodic groups; locally finite groups
20E07 Subgroup theorems; subgroup growth
20E25 Local properties of groups
20E26 Residual properties and generalizations; residually finite groups
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[1] V. V. Belyaev, ?Locally finite groups containing a finite inseparable subgroup,? Sibirsk. Mat. Zh.,34, No. 2, 23-41 (1993). · Zbl 0836.20051
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