Artinian group

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group with the minimum condition for subgroups, group with the descending chain condition

A group in which any decreasing chain of distinct subgroups terminates after a finite number. Artinian groups are periodic, and the question of their structure hinges on Schmidt's problem on infinite groups with finite proper subgroups [3] and the minimality problem: Is an Artinian group a finite extension of an Abelian group? Both these problems have been solved for locally solvable groups [1] and locally finite groups [3], [4].


[1] S.N. Chernikhov, "Infinite locally solvable groups" Mat. Sb. , 7 (49) : 1 (1940) pp. 35–64 (In Russian)
[2] S.N. Chernikhov, "The finiteness condition in general group theory" Uspekhi Mat. Nauk , 14 : 5 (1959) pp. 45–96 (In Russian)
[3] M.I. Kargapolov, "On a problem of O.Yu. Schmidt" Sibirsk. Mat. Zh. , 4 : 1 (1963) pp. 232–235 (In Russian)
[4] V.P. Shunkov, "On the minimality property for locally finite groups" Algebra and Logic , 9 : 2 (1970) pp. 137–151 Algebra i Logika , 9 : 2 (1970) pp. 220–248


Schmidt's problem actually states: Under what conditions does an infinite group have proper infinite subgroups?


[a1] O.H. Kegel, B.V. Wehrfritz, "Locally finite groups" , North-Holland (1973)
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