Mathematical Notes

, Volume 95, Issue 3–4, pp 443–449 | Cite as

The Hopfian property of n-periodic products of groups

  • S. I. AdianEmail author
  • V. S. Atabekyan


LetH be a subgroup of a groupG. A normal subgroupN H ofH is said to be inheritably normal if there is a normal subgroup N G of G such that N H = N G H. It is proved in the paper that a subgroup \(N_{G_i }\) of a factor G i of the n-periodic product Π iI n G i with nontrivial factors G i is an inheritably normal subgroup if and only if \(N_{G_i }\) contains the subgroup G i n . It is also proved that for odd n ≥ 665 every nontrivial normal subgroup in a given n-periodic product G = Π iI n G i contains the subgroup G n . It follows that almost all n-periodic products G = G 1 * n G 2 are Hopfian, i.e., they are not isomorphic to any of their proper quotient groups. This allows one to construct nonsimple and not residually finite Hopfian groups of bounded exponents.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Steklov Mathematical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Yerevan State UniversityYerevanArmenia

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