Physical description 
xi, 174 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. 
Series 
London Mathematical Society lecture note series ; 188. 

London Mathematical Society lecture note series ; 188.

Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167168) and index. 
Contents 
Ch. I. Preliminary Results. 1. Elementary Properties of Solvable Groups. 2. General Results on Representations. 3. Actions of Frobenius Groups and Related Results. 4. pGroups of Small Rank. 5. Narrow pGroups. 6. Additional Results  Ch. II. The Uniqueness Theorem. 7. The Transitivity Theorem. 8. The Fitting Subgroup of a Maximal Subgroup. 9. The Uniqueness Theorem  Ch. III. Maximal Subgroups. 10. The Subgroups M[subscript [alpha]] and A[subscript [sigma]]. 11. Exceptional Maximal Subgroups. 12. The Subgroup E. 13. Prime Action  Ch. IV. The Family of All Maximal Subgroups of G. 14. Maximal Subgroups of Type [actual symbol not reproducible] and Counting Arguments. 15. The Subgroup M[subscript F]. 16. The Main Results  App. A: Prerequisites and pStability  App. B: The Puig Subgroup  App. C: The Final Contradiction  App. D: CNGroups of Odd Order  App. E: Further Results of Feit and Thompson. 
Summary 
In 1963 Walter Feit and John G. Thompson proved the Odd Order Theorem, which states that every finite group of odd order is solvable. The influence of both the theorem and its proof on the further development of finite group theory can hardly be overestimated. The proof consists of a set of preliminary results followed by three parts: local analysis, characters, and generators and relations (Chapters IV, V, and VI of the paper). Local analysis is the study of the centralizers and normalizers of nonidentity psubgroups, with Sylow's Theorem as the first main tool. The main purpose of the book is to present a new version of the local analysis of the FeitThompson Theorem (Chapter IV of the original paper and its preliminaries). It includes a recent (1991) significant improvement by Feit and Thompson and a short revision by T. Peterfalvi of the separate final section of the second half of the proof. The book should interest finite group theorists as well as other mathematicians who wish to get a glimpse of one of the most famous and most forbidding theorems in mathematics. Current research may eventually lead to a revised proof of the entire theorem, but this goal is several years away. For the present, the authors are publishing this work as a set of lecture notes to contribute to the general understanding of the theorem and to further improvements. 
Other author 
Glauberman, G., 1941


Carlip, Walter, 1956

Subject 
FeitThompson theorem.


Solvable groups.

ISBN 
0521457165 (paperback) 
