Publications de l'Institut Mathématique, Nouvelle Série Vol. 99(113), pp. 257–264 (2016) 

A CHARACTERIZATION OF $PGL(2,p^n)$ BY SOME IRREDUCIBLE COMPLEX CHARACTER DEGREESSomayeh Heydari, Neda AhanjidehDepartment of Pure Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, IranAbstract: For a finite group $G$, let $\operatorname{cd}(G)$ be the set of irreducible complex character degrees of $G$ forgetting multiplicities and $X_1(G)$ be the set of all irreducible complex character degrees of $G$ counting multiplicities. Suppose that $p$ is a prime number. We prove that if $G$ is a finite group such that $G=\operatorname{PGL}(2,p)$, $p\in\operatorname{cd}(G)$ and $\max(\operatorname{cd}(G))=p+1$, then $G\cong\operatorname{PGL}(2,p), SL(2,p)$ or $\operatorname{PSL}(2,p)\times A$, where $A$ is a cyclic group of order $(2,p1)$. Also, we show that if $G$ is a finite group with $X_1(G)=X_1(\operatorname{PGL}(2,p^n))$, then $G\cong\operatorname{PGL}(2,p^n)$. In particular, this implies that $\operatorname{PGL}(2,p^n)$ is uniquely determined by the structure of its complex group algebra. Keywords: irreducible character degree; classification theorem of the finite simple group; complex group algebras Classification (MSC2000): 20C15; 20E99 Full text of the article: (for faster download, first choose a mirror)
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