On a conjecture of a bound for the exponent of the Schur multiplier of a finite $p$-group

Document Type: Research Paper

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Abstract

Let $G$ be a $p$-group of nilpotency class
$k$ with finite exponent $exp(G)$ and let $m=lfloorlog_pk floor$. We show that $exp(M^{(c)}(G))$ divides
$exp(G)p^{m(k-1)}$, for all $cgeq1$, where $M^{(c)}(G)$ denotes the c-nilpotent multiplier of $G$. This implies that
$exp( M(G))$ divides $exp(G)$, for all finite $p$-groups of class at most $p-1$. Moreover, we show that our result
is an improvement of some previous bounds for the exponent of
$M^{(c)}(G)$ given by M. R. Jones, G. Ellis and P. Moravec in some cases.

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Volume 37, No. 4
November and December 2011
Pages 235-242
  • Receive Date: 31 March 2009
  • Revise Date: 01 August 2010
  • Accept Date: 01 August 2010