Characteristic 2 type
In the classification of finite simple groups, there is a major division between group of characteristic 2 type, where involutions resemble unipotent elements, and other groups, where involutions resemble semisimple elements.
Groups of characteristic 2 type and rank at least 3 are classified by the trichotomy theorem.
A group is said to be of even characteristic if
- for all maximal 2-local subgroups M that contain a Sylow 2-subgroup of G.
If this condition holds for all maximal 2-local subgroups M then G is said to be of characteristic 2 type. Gorenstein, Lyons & Solomon (1994, p.55) use a modified version of this called even type.
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