Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society (Series A)

Research Article

On the O'Nan-Scott theorem for finite primitive permutation groups

Martin W. Liebecka1, Cheryl E. Praegera2 and Jan Saxla3

a1 Department of Mathematics Imperial College London SW7 2BZ United Kingdom

a2 Department of Mathematics University of Western Australia Nedlands WA 6009, Australia

a3 addr-lineDepartment of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics University of Cambridge Cambridge CB2 1SB United Kingdom


We give a self-contained proof of the O'Nan-Scott Theorem for finite primitive permutation groups.

(Received August 30 1985)

(Revised October 02 1986)

1980 Mathematics subject classification (Amer. Math. Soc.)

  • 20 B 05