We define a hyperplane group to be a finite group generated by reflections fixing a single hyperplane pointwise. Landweber and Stong proved that the invariant ring of a hyperplane group is again a polynomial ring in any characteristic. Recently, Hartmann and Shepler gave a constructive proof of this result. By their algorithm, one can always construct generators that are additive. In this paper, we study hyperplane groups of order a power of a prime p in characteristic p and give a slightly different construction of the generators than Hartmann and Shepler. We then show that such generators have a particular form. Furthermore, we show that if the group is defined by a finite additive subgroup W ⊆ , the vanishing ideal of W is generated by polynomials obtained from a set of generators of the invariant ring that are additive. Finally, we give a shorter proof of the fact that the module of the invariant differential 1-forms is free in our situation.
(Received October 31 2008)
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