Paper «Products of finite connected subgroups» published in Mathematics

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María Pilar Gállego, Peter Hauck, Lev S. Kazarin, Ana Martínez-Pastor, and María Dolores Pérez-Ramos.
Products of finite connected subgroups.
Mathematics, 18(9):1498 (8 pages), 2020.



For a non-empty class of groups L, a finite group G=AB is said to be an L-connected product of the subgroups A and B if ⟨a,b⟩∈L for all aA and bB. In a previous paper, we prove that, for such a product, when L=S is the class of finite soluble groups, then [A,B] is soluble. This generalizes the theorem of Thompson that states the solubility of finite groups whose two-generated subgroups are soluble. In the present paper, our result is applied to extend to finite groups previous research about finite groups in the soluble universe. In particular, we characterize connected products for relevant classes of groups, among others, the class of metanilpotent groups and the class of groups with nilpotent derived subgroup. Additionally, we give local descriptions of relevant subgroups of finite groups.

2020 Mathematics Subject Classification: 20D40, 20E45, 20D20, 20D60

Keywords: finite groups; products of subgroups; two-generated subgroups; L-connection; Fitting classes; Fitting series; formations

Paper “2-Engel relations between subgroups” published in J. Algebra

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M. P. Gállego, P. Hauck, and M. D. Pérez-Ramos

2-Engel relations between subgroups

J. Algebra, 447:31–55, 2016


In this paper we study groups G generated by two subgroups A and B such that 〈a, bis nilpotent of class at most 2 for all aA and  bB . A detailed description of the structure of such groups is obtained, generalizing the classical result of Hopkins and Levi on 2-Engel groups.

2010 Mathematical Subject Classification: Primary 20F45; Secondary 20F18, 20D15, 20F12

Keywords: 2-Engel condition, 2-generated subgroups, L-connection, Nilpotency class