Date of Thesis

Spring 5-10-2012

Thesis Type

Honors Thesis

Department

Mathematics

First Advisor

Peter Brooksbank

Abstract

Burnside posed the question as to whether or not there exist groups having an external automorphism that behaves in a certain, specific way like an inner automorphism: we shall define such automorphisms to be nearly-inner.

NI-groups are fairly rare. With the aid of the computer algebra system Magma - in particular with the aid of its small group database - we set out to test this hypothesis.

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Mathematics Commons

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