Nilpotent groups

Abbreviation: NGrp


A \emph{nilpotent group} is a group $\mathbf{G}=\langle G,\cdot,^{-1},1\rangle$ that is

\emph{nilpotent}: if $Z_0=\{1\}$ and $\forall i(Z_{i+1}=\{x \in G : \forall y\ xyx^{-1}y^{-1} \in Z_i\})$ then $\exists n(Z_n=G)$

Remark: Note that $Z_1=Z(G)$, the center of $G$. The smallest $n$ for which $Z_n=G$ is the \emph{nilpotence class of $G$}. E.g. Abelian groups are of nilpotence class 1.

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It is not unusual to give several (equivalent) definitions. Ideally, one of the definitions would give an irredundant axiomatization that does not refer to other classes.


Let $\mathbf{A}$ and $\mathbf{B}$ be nilpotent groups. A morphism from $\mathbf{A}$ to $\mathbf{B}$ is a function $h:A\rightarrow B$ that is a homomorphism: $h(x \cdot y)=h(x) \cdot h(y)$


An \emph{…} is a structure $\mathbf{A}=\langle A,\ldots\rangle$ of type $\langle …\rangle$ such that

$\ldots$ is …: $axiom$

$\ldots$ is …: $axiom$


Example 1:

Basic results


Finite members


f(1)= &1\\
f(2)= &\\
f(3)= &\\
f(4)= &\\
f(5)= &\\

\end{array}$ $\begin{array}{lr}

f(6)= &\\
f(7)= &\\
f(8)= &\\
f(9)= &\\
f(10)= &\\



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