Let m, n be positive integers, v a multilinear commutator word and w=v^m. Denote by v(G) and w(G) the verbal subgroups of a group G corresponding to v and w, respectively. We prove that the class of all groups G in which the w-values are n-Engel and w(G) is locally nilpotent is a variety (Theorem A). Further, we show that in the case where m is a prime-power the class of all groups G in which the w-values are n-Engel and v(G) has an ascending normal series whose quotients are either locally soluble or locally finite is a variety (Theorem B). We examine the question whether the latter result remains valid with m allowed to be an arbitrary positive integer. In this direction, we show that if m, n are positive integers, u a multilinear commutator word and v the product of 896 u-words, then the class of all groups G in which the v^m-values are n-Engel and the verbal subgroup u(G) has an ascending normal series whose quotients are either locally soluble or locally finite is a variety (Theorem C).

On varieties of groups with a word whose values are Engel

TORTORA, ANTONIO;TOTA, Maria
2016

Abstract

Let m, n be positive integers, v a multilinear commutator word and w=v^m. Denote by v(G) and w(G) the verbal subgroups of a group G corresponding to v and w, respectively. We prove that the class of all groups G in which the w-values are n-Engel and w(G) is locally nilpotent is a variety (Theorem A). Further, we show that in the case where m is a prime-power the class of all groups G in which the w-values are n-Engel and v(G) has an ascending normal series whose quotients are either locally soluble or locally finite is a variety (Theorem B). We examine the question whether the latter result remains valid with m allowed to be an arbitrary positive integer. In this direction, we show that if m, n are positive integers, u a multilinear commutator word and v the product of 896 u-words, then the class of all groups G in which the v^m-values are n-Engel and the verbal subgroup u(G) has an ascending normal series whose quotients are either locally soluble or locally finite is a variety (Theorem C).
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