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Publication# Equivalences between blocks of p-local Mackey algebras

Abstract

Let G be a finite group and (K, O, k) be a p-modular system. Let R = O or k. There is a bijection between the blocks of the group algebra and the blocks of the so-called p-local Mackey algebra mu(1)(R)(G). Let b be a block of RG with abelian defect group D. Let b' be its Brauer correspondant in N-G(D). It is conjectured by Broue that the blocks RGb and RNG(D)b' are derived equivalent. Here we look at equivalences between the corresponding blocks of p-local Mackey algebras. We prove that an analogue of the Broue's conjecture is true for the p-local Mackey algebras in the following cases: for the principal blocks of p-nilpotent groups and for blocks with defect 1.

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Finite group

In abstract algebra, a finite group is a group whose underlying set is finite. Finite groups often arise when considering symmetry of mathematical or physical objects, when those objects admit just a finite number of structure-preserving transformations. Important examples of finite groups include cyclic groups and permutation groups. The study of finite groups has been an integral part of group theory since it arose in the 19th century.

Modular arithmetic

In mathematics, modular arithmetic is a system of arithmetic for integers, where numbers "wrap around" when reaching a certain value, called the modulus. The modern approach to modular arithmetic was developed by Carl Friedrich Gauss in his book Disquisitiones Arithmeticae, published in 1801. A familiar use of modular arithmetic is in the 12-hour clock, in which the day is divided into two 12-hour periods. If the time is 7:00 now, then 8 hours later it will be 3:00.

Nilpotent group

In mathematics, specifically group theory, a nilpotent group G is a group that has an upper central series that terminates with G. Equivalently, its central series is of finite length or its lower central series terminates with {1}. Intuitively, a nilpotent group is a group that is "almost abelian". This idea is motivated by the fact that nilpotent groups are solvable, and for finite nilpotent groups, two elements having relatively prime orders must commute. It is also true that finite nilpotent groups are supersolvable.

Baptiste Thierry Pierre Rognerud

Let G be a finite group and (K, O, k) be a p-modular system “large enough”. Let R = O or k. There is a bijection between the blocks of the group algebra RG and the central primitive idempotents (the blocks) of the so-called cohomological Mackey algebra coμR(G). Here, we prove that a so-called permeable derived equivalence between two blocks of group algebras implies the existence of a derived equivalence between the corresponding blocks of cohomological Mackey algebras. In particular, in the context of Broué’s abelian defect group conjecture, if two blocks are splendidly derived equivalent, then the corresponding blocks of cohomological Mackey algebras are derived equivalent.

Baptiste Thierry Pierre Rognerud

Let G be a finite group and R be a commutative ring. The Mackey algebra μR(G) shares a lot of properties with the group algebra RG however, there are some differences. For example, the group algebra is a symmetric algebra and this is not always the case for the Mackey algebra. In this paper we present a systematic approach to the question of the symmetry of the Mackey algebra, by producing symmetric associative bilinear forms for the Mackey algebra. Using the fact that the category of Mackey functors is a closed symmetric monoidal category, we prove that the Mackey algebra μR(G) is a symmetric algebra if and only if the family of Burnside algebras RB(H) for H≤G is a family of symmetric algebras with a compatibility condition. As a corollary, we recover the well known fact that over a field of characteristic zero, the Mackey algebra is always symmetric. Over the ring of integers the Mackey algebra of G is symmetric if and only if the order of G is square free. Finally, if (K, O, k) is a p-modular system for G, we show that the Mackey algebras μO(G) and μk(G) are symmetric if and only if the Sylow p-subgroups of G are of order 1 or p.

Thévenaz [6] made an interesting observation that the number of conjugacy classes of cyclic subgroups in a finite group G is equal to the rank of the matrix of the numbers of double cosets in G. We give another proof of this fact and present a fusion system version of it. In particular we use finite groups realizing the fusion system F as in our previous work [3].