The Schur multiplier of a finite group is the second cohomology group with complex coefficients. It was introduced in the beginning of 20th century by Issai Schur in his work on projective representations. Since then they have been proved to be a powerful tool in group theory. To determine the Schur multiplier of a given finite group is often a difficult task. Therefore it is of interest to provide bounds for the numerical qualities such as the order, exponent and the rank of the Schur multiplier. In this talk we shall provide sharp lower and upper bounds for the order of some special p-groups and classify their covering groups.
Seminar Room, School of Mathematical Sciences
Pradeep Kumar Rai
Schur multiplier of some special p-groups