On Torsion-Free Barely Transitive Groups


Abstract: B. Hartley asked the following question: Does there exist a torsion free barely transitive group? Existence of torsion free simple barely transitive group is also unknown. We answer the latter question negatively in a special case. Moreover we proved the following: Let $G$ be a simple barely transitive group, and $H$ be a stabilizer of a point. If for a non-identity element $x \in G$, $C_G (x)$ is infinite then, $C_G (x)$ cannot contain $H$.

Keywords: Barely transitive, commensurable.

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