Modular permutations on \(\mathbb{Z}\). (English) Zbl 1166.20002

Summary: The group \(\mathcal M\) of permutations \(\sigma\) of \(\mathbb{Z}\) for which an integer \(n=n(\sigma)>0\) exists such that \((z+n)\sigma=z\sigma+n\) for every \(z\in\mathbb{Z}\) is studied. \(\mathcal M\) is countably infinite locally (Abelian-by-finite) and contains all finitely generated (Abelian-by-finite) groups as subgroups. The commutator subgroup \(\mathcal M'\) is an infinite simple group and the quotient group \(\mathcal{M/M}'\) is isomorphic to \(\mathbb{Z}\). Finally, all Abelian groups that can be represented as modular permutation groups are determined: these are countable Abelian groups whose quotient over the torsion subgroup is free.


20B35 Subgroups of symmetric groups
20B07 General theory for infinite permutation groups
20E32 Simple groups
20E07 Subgroup theorems; subgroup growth
20E25 Local properties of groups
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