ATLAS: Linear group L7(2)

Order = 163849992929280 =
Mult = 1.
Out = 2.

The following information is available for L7(2):

Standard generators

Standard generators of L7(2) are a and b where a is in class 2A, b has order 7 (necessarily class 7E), ab has order 127 and ababababb has order 7.

Type I standard generators of L7(2):2 are c and d where c is in class 2A, d is in class 12H (centr.order 144), cd has order 14 and cdcdd has order 12.

Type II standard generators of L7(2):2 are e and f where e is in class 2D, f is in class 8E/F (centr.order 92160), ef has order ?? and efeff has order ??.

NB: Class 2A is the class of transvections (in a natural 7-dimensional representation) and class 7E is the class of 7-cycles, and is the unique class of elements of order 7 with the smallest centraliser (size 49). The centraliser orders quoted for L7(2):2 are for the L7(2):2-centralisers, not the L7(2)-centralisers (unlike the ATLAS). Class 2D is the unique class of outer involutions.


An outer automorphism of L7(2) of order 2 may be obtained by mapping (a, b) to (a, b-1).

Let u be the given automorphism. Then we may obtain standard generators of L7(2):2 as follows:
Type I generators are given by c = a and d = (ab)4u(ab)10u(ab)-3u(ab)-1.
Type II generators are given by e = u and f = uab.

We can return to L7(2) by letting a = fe[e, f]4 and b = [e, f]4. (This one is the exact inverse of the above, not merely an inverse up to automorphisms.)


Presentations of L7(2) and L7(2):2 on their standard generators are given below.

< a, b | a2 = b7 = [a, b]4 = [a, b2]2 = [a, b3]2 = ((ab)5b-4)15 = (ababab-2)4 = 1 >.

< c, d | c2 = d12 = (cd)14 = (cd6)4 = [c, d2]3 = (cd2cd2cd6)3 = [c, d-2cdcdcd-2]2 = [c, dcd2]2 = [c, dcd3]2 = [c, dcdcd-2cdcd] = 1 >.

< e, f | e2 = f8 = (ef4)4 = [e, f]7 = [e, f2]2 = (efef2ef4)15 = (efef2efef-2)2 = ((ef)6f-3)2 = 1, more relations? >.

Just for comparison (for now), L5(2):2 on its standard generators.

< c, d | c2 = d8 = (cd)21 = (cd4)4 = [c, d]5 = [c, d2]2 = (cdcdcdcd-2)2 = 1 >.


The representations of L7(2) available are: The representations of L7(2):2 available are:

Maximal subgroups

The maximal subgroups of L7(2) are as follows (roughly). The maximal subgroups of L7(2):2 are as follows (roughly).

Conjugacy classes

We have not yet calculated the class representatives for L7(2) [117 classes] or L7(2):2 [114 classes].
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Version 2.0 created on 6th June 2002.
Last updated 31.03.08 by JNB.
R.A.Wilson, R.A.Parker and J.N.Bray.