Magma Proof of Strict Inequalities for Minimal Degrees of Finite Groups

Scott H. Murray and Neil Saunders


The minimal faithful permutation degree of a finite group \(G\), denoted by \(\mu(G)\) is the least non-negative integer \(n\) such that \(G\) embeds inside the symmetric group \(\mathrm{Sym}(n)\). In this paper, we outline a Magma proof that 10 is the smallest degree for which there are groups \(G\) and \(H\) such that \(\mu(G \times H) < \mu(G)+ \mu(H)\).

Keywords: Faithful Permutation Representations.

AMS Subject Classification: Primary 20B35.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009