In this paper the structure of a minimal counterexample among the non-p-nilpotent groups having p-nilpotent p-Sylow normalisers is analysed. Several p-nilpotency criteria and many earlier results follow from our main theorem.
Let p be a prime. We say that class X of hyperfinite p-groups determines p-nilpotency locally if every finite group G with a Sylow p-subgroup P in X is p-nilpotent if and only if N_G(P) is p-nilpotent. The results of this paper improve a recent result of Kurdachenko and Otal and show that if a hyperfinite group G has a pronormal Sylow p-subgroup in X, then G is p-nilpotent if and only if N_G(P) is p-nilpotent provided that X is closed under taking subgroups and epimorphic images. If X is not closed under taking epimorphic images, we have to impose local p-solubility to G. In this case, the hypothesis of pronormality can be removed.
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A. Ballester-Bolinches, R. Esteban-Romero, Luis M. Ezquerro,
On the p-length of some finite p-soluble groups
Israel J. Math.
The main aim of this paper is to give structural information of a finite group of minimal order belonging to a subgroup-closed class of finite groups and whose p-length is greater than 1, p a prime number. Alternative proofs and improvements of recent results about the influence of minimal p-subgroups on the p-nilpotence and p-length of a finite group arise as consequences of our study.