a1 School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS.
There are many constructions of the Suzuki groups in the literature (see for example Suzuki's original paper , as well as [1, 2, 4]), and one needs to make a strong case to justify publishing another. Yet I believe the construction below is sufficiently new and sufficiently elementary that in time it will come to be regarded as the standard construction.
(Received June 22 2009)
(Revised August 05 2009)
(Online publication November 20 2009)