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    Projective indecomposable modules, Scott modules and the Frobenius-Schur indicator

    Murray, John (2007) Projective indecomposable modules, Scott modules and the Frobenius-Schur indicator. Journal of Alegbra, 311 (2). pp. 800-816. ISSN 0021-8693

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    Let Φ be a principal indecomposable character of a fi nite group G in characteristic 2. The Frobenius-Schur indicator v(Φ) of Φ is shown to equal the rank of a bilinear form de ned on the span of the involutions in G. Moreover, if the principal indecomposable module corresponding to Φ aff ords a quadratic geometry, then v(Φ) > 0. This result is used to prove a more precise form of a theorem of Benson and Carlson on the existence of Scott components in the endomorphism ring of an indecomposable G-module, in case the module aff ords a G-invariant symmetric form.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Green correspondence; Quadratic form; Symmetric bilinear form; Frobenius–Schur indicator; Broué–Robinson form; Scott module.
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 1788
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    Depositing User: Dr. John Murray
    Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2010 10:04
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Alegbra
    Publisher: Elsevier - Academic Press
    Refereed: No
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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