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Title: Infinite Jordan permutation groups
Author: Almazaydeh, Asma Ibrahim A.
ISNI:       0000 0004 7964 4369
Awarding Body: University of Leeds
Current Institution: University of Leeds
Date of Award: 2019
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If G is a transitive permutation group on a set X, then G is a Jordan group if there is a partition of X into non-empty subsets Y and Z with |Z| > 1, such that the pointwise stabilizer in G of Y acts transitively on Z (plus other non-degeneracy conditions). There is a classification theorem by Adeleke and Macpherson for the infinite primitive Jordan permutation groups: such group preserves linear-like structures, or tree-like structures, or Steiner systems or a 'limit' of Steiner systems, or a 'limit' of betweenness relations or D-relations. In this thesis we build a structure M whose automorphism group is an infinite oligomorphic primitive Jordan permutation group preserving a limit of D-relations. In Chapter 2 we build a class of finite structures, each of which is essentially a finite lower semilinear order with vertices labelled by finite D-sets, with coherence conditions. These are viewed as structures in a relational language with relations L,L',S,S',Q,R. We describe possible one point extensions, and prove an amalgamation theorem. We obtain by Fra¨ıss´e's Theorem a Fra¨ıss´e limit M. In Chapter 3, we describe in detail the structure M and its automorphism group. We show that there is an associated dense lower semilinear order, again with vertices labelled by (dense) D-sets, again with coherence conditions. By a method of building an iterated wreath product described by Cameron which is based on Hall's wreath power, we build in Chapter 4 a group K < Aut(M) which is a Jordan group with a pre-direction as its Jordan set. Then we find, by properties of Jordan sets, that a pre-D-set is a Jordan set for Aut(M). Finally we prove that the Jordan group G = Aut(M) preserves a limit of D-relations as a main result of this thesis.
Supervisor: Macpherson, H. Dugald Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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