Metanilpotent group

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In mathematics, in the field of group theory, a metanilpotent group is a group that is nilpotent by nilpotent. In other words, it has a normal nilpotent subgroup such that the quotient group is also nilpotent.

In symbols, is metanilpotent if there is a normal subgroup such that both and are nilpotent.

The following are clear:

  • Every metanilpotent group is a solvable group.
  • Every subgroup and every quotient of a metanilpotent group is metanilpotent.


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