Archiv der Mathematik

, Volume 85, Issue 1, pp 15–17 | Cite as

Permutation groups of prime degree, a quick proof of Burnside’s theorem

  • Peter MüllerEmail author
Original Paper


A transitive permutation group of prime degree is doubly transitive or solvable. We give a direct proof of this theorem by Burnside which uses neither S-ring type arguments nor representation theory.

Mathematics Subject Classification (2000).

Primary 20B20 Secondary 20B05 


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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mathematisches InstitutUniversität WürzburgWürzburgGermany

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