Geometriae Dedicata

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 63–87

Generation of exceptional groups of Lie-type

  • Thomas S. Weigel

DOI: 10.1007/BF00181543

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Weigel, T.S. Geom Dedicata (1992) 41: 63. doi:10.1007/BF00181543


In this paper we prove two theorems concerning the generation of a finite exceptional group of Lie-type GF. The first is: there is a semisimple element s such that for ‘nearly all’ elements xGFthe elements s and x generate the group GF. The second theorem we prove is: if G is a finite simple exceptional group of Lie-type not of type E6 or 2E6, then it is generated by three involutions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas S. Weigel
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  1. 1.Mathematisches Institut der Universität FreiburgFreiburg im Br.Germany