Central European Journal of Mathematics

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 722–739 | Cite as

Schreier type theorems for bicrossed products

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We prove that the bicrossed product of two groups is a quotient of the pushout of two semidirect products. A matched pair of groups (H;G; α; β) is deformed using a combinatorial datum (σ; v; r) consisting of an automorphism σ of H, a permutation v of the set G and a transition map r: GH in order to obtain a new matched pair (H; (G; *); α′, β′) such that there exists a σ-invariant isomorphism of groups H α⋈β GH α′⋈β′ (G, *). Moreover, if we fix the group H and the automorphism σ ∈ Aut H then any σ-invariant isomorphism H α⋈β GH α′⋈β′ G′ between two arbitrary bicrossed product of groups is obtained in a unique way by the above deformation method. As applications two Schreier type classification theorems for bicrossed products of groups are given.


Matched pairs Bicrossed product of groups 


20B05 20B35 20D06 20D40 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Faculty of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of BucharestBucharest 1Romania

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