solvable group

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solvable group

[′säl·və·bəl ′grüp]
(mathematics)
A group G which has subgroups G0, G1,…, Gn , where G0= G, Gn = the identity element alone, and each Gi is a normal subgroup of Gi-1with the quotient group Gi-1/ Gi Abelian.
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By results of Mal'cev and Auslander, it is known that a group G is polycyclic if and only if G is realizable as a solvable subgroup of GL(n, Z), cf.
If F is a solvable subgroup of GL (n, Z[1/p]), does [GAMMA] admit a controlled Folner sequence?
If [GAMMA] is an undistorted solvable subgroup of GL(n, Z[1/p]), then the answer is affirmative by item (4) of the previous proposition, so it would be interesting to know whether there are other solvable subgroups of GL(n, Z[1/p]).