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Thompson’s problem (\(\sigma^2=3\)) With two appendices. I: The numerical verification of Thompson’s identity by Andrew Odlyzko: II: A check of the Ree group conjecture for small fields by David Hunt. (English) Zbl 0442.20016

20D05 Finite simple groups and their classification
11T30 Structure theory for finite fields and commutative rings (number-theoretic aspects)
20G40 Linear algebraic groups over finite fields
20B25 Finite automorphism groups of algebraic, geometric, or combinatorial structures
11T06 Polynomials over finite fields
11E57 Classical groups
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[1] [T] Thompson, J.: Toward a characterization ofE 2 * (q). Part I: J. Alg.7, 406-414 (1967). Part II: J. Alg.20, 610-621 (1972 Part III: J. Alg.49, 162-166 (1977)
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