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In mathematical finite group theory, Thompson's original uniqueness theorem (Feit & Thompson 1963, theorems 24.5 and 25.2) states that in a minimal simple finite group of odd order there is a unique maximal subgroup containing a given elementary abelian subgroup of rank 3. Bender (1973) gave a shorter proof of the uniqueness theorem.


Bender, Helmut (1970), "On the uniqueness theorem", Illinois Journal of Mathematics 14: 376–384, ISSN 0019-2082, MR 0262351
Bender, Helmut; Glauberman, George (1994), Local analysis for the odd order theorem, London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series 188, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-45716-3, MR 1311244
Feit, Walter; Thompson, John G. (1963), "Solvability of groups of odd order", Pacific Journal of Mathematics 13: 775–1029, ISSN 0030-8730, MR 0166261

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