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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 12 (1989), Issue 2, Pages 263-266

A generalized Frattini subgroup of a finite group

1Department of Computer Science, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln 68588-0115, NE, USA
2School of Computer and System Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067, India

Received 1 December 1987

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For a finite group G and an arbitrary prime p, let SP(G) denote the intersection of all maximal subgroups M of G such that [G:M] is both composite and not divisible by p; if no such M exists we set SP(G) = G. Some properties of G are considered involving SP(G). In particular, we obtain a characterization of G when each M in the definition of SP(G) is nilpotent.