By A. A. Ivanov

ISBN-10: 0521062837

ISBN-13: 9780521062831

This ebook is the 1st quantity in a two-volume set, with a purpose to give you the entire evidence of category of 2 vital sessions of geometries, heavily concerning one another: Petersen and tilde geometries. there's an enormous relatives of tilde geometries linked to nonsplit extensions of symplectic teams over a box of 2 components. in addition to that there are twelve unparalleled Petersen and tilde geometries. those unprecedented geometries are relating to sporadic uncomplicated teams, together with the recognized Monster crew and this quantity offers a building for every of the Petersen and tilde geometries that offers an self reliant lifestyles facts for the corresponding automorphism staff. very important functions of Petersen and tilde geometries are thought of, together with the so-called Y-presentations for the Monster and similar teams, and a whole identity of Y-groups is given. this is often an important buy for researchers in finite workforce conception, finite geometries and algebraic combinatorics.

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The following question turned out to be crucial for the construction. L 5 (2) be the stabilizer in BM of an element of type 5 in &(BM) and E = 2'2E(,(2)2 be the stabilizer of an F4-subgeometry. 12 The stages of classification 31 element q € 02(Gs) such that q e E \ £'? The affirmative answer to this question was given in [ISh93b] and was independently checked in [Wil93] using computer calculations. This enabled to construct a proper 2-cover ^ of &(BM). After that a very tight bound on the order of the automorphism groups of any such 2-cover was established and it became possible to deduce that ^ = ^(3 4371 • BM) is in fact the universal 2-cover.

Using the simple connectedness of 30 Introduction the subgeometries it was shown that every covering cp of ^(JA) induces a covering q>1 of £ with respect to which all triangles are contractible. Finally it was shown that every cycle in X can be triangulated, which means that cpl and cp must be isomorphisms. About the same time the triangulability of Z was established in [ASeg91] within the uniqueness proof for J4. The idea of studying triangulability of cycles in intersection graphs of various families of simply connected subgeometries turned out to be rather fruitful.

The kernel of the action of G(x) on T(x) is denoted by Gi(x). Locally projective graphs of girth 4 with non-trivial kernels at vertices were classified in [CPr82] and it was believed for a while that no such graphs of girth 5 exist. In [Iv88] and [Iv90] the classification problem of locally projective graphs of girth 5 with non-trivial kernels at vertices was reduced to the classification of P -geometries. This brought an additional interest in P -geometries and their derived graphs. The local analysis needed for the classification of P4-geometries was carried out in [Sh88].

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