Geometriae Dedicata

, Volume 49, Issue 1, pp 85–116

Generation of classical groups

  • Gunter Malle
  • Jan Saxl
  • Thomas Weigel
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01263536

Cite this article as:
Malle, G., Saxl, J. & Weigel, T. Geom Dedicata (1994) 49: 85. doi:10.1007/BF01263536

Abstract

Each finite simple group other thanU3(3) can be generated by three of its involutions. In fact, each such group is generated by two elements, of which one is strongly real and the other is an involution.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gunter Malle
    • 1
  • Jan Saxl
    • 2
  • Thomas Weigel
    • 3
  1. 1.Mathematisches Institut und IWRHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.DPMMSCambridgeEngland
  3. 3.Mathematisches InstitutFreiburgGermany

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