ATLAS: Symplectic group S4(11)

Order = 12860654400 =
Mult = 2.
Out = 2.

Standard generators

Standard generators of S4(11) are a and b where a is in class 2B, b has order 3, ab has order 61 and ababb has order 10. (This last condition implies that b is in class 3B.)
Standard generators of 2.S4(11) are preimages A and B where B has order 3 and AB has order 61.

Standard generators of S4(11):2 are not yet defined.
Standard generators of 2.S4(11):2 are not yet defined.

Black box algorithms

To find standard generators for S4(11):
  1. Find an element of even order and power it up to give an involution a.
  2. Look for an element z such that [a, z] has order greater than 11. If we find such an element, then a is in class 2B. Otherwise, go back to step 1.
  3. Find an element s of order 60, and let t=s30, c=s20.
  4. Check the order of [t, y] for a few random elements y. If any of these commutators has order greater than 11, then c is in class 3A, so go back to step 3.
  5. Look for a conjugate b of c such that ab has order 61 and ababb has order 10. If no such conjugate can be found, then c is probably in class 3A, so go back to step 3.
  6. The elements a and b are standard generators.


The representations of S4(11) available are: The representations of 2.S4(11) = Sp4(11) available are:
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Version 2.0 created on 21st June 2004.
Last updated 21.06.04 by SJN.