AuthorJackson, Jack Lee
AdvisorGrove, Larry C.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractIt is well known that all finite metacyclic groups have a presentation of the form G = ‹a,x,aᵐ = 1,xˢaᵗ = 1,aˣ = aʳ›. The primary question that occupies this dissertation is determining under what conditions a group with such a presentation splits over the given normal subgroup ‹a›. Necessary and sufficient conditions are given for splitting, and techniques for finding complements are given in the cases where G splits over ‹a›. Several representative examples are examined in detail, and the splitting theorem is applied to give alternate proofs of theorems of Dedekind and Blackburn.
Degree ProgramGraduate College