A maximal nilpotent subgroup of a group that coincides with its normalizer. Introduced by R. Carter . Any finite solvable group $G$ has a Carter subgroup, and all Carter subgroups of $G$ are conjugate (Carter's theorem).
|||R.W. Carter, "Nilpotent selfnormalizing subgroups of soluble groups" Math. Z. , 75 : 2 (1961) pp. 136–139|
|||A.I. Kostrikin, "Finite groups" Itogi Nauk. Algebra 1964 (1966) pp. 7–46 (In Russian)|
An example of a non-solvable group having no Carter subgroup is $A_5$, the alternating group of order 5.
Any Carter subgroup of a finite solvable group is a maximal nilpotent subgroup.
|[a1]||B. Huppert, "Endliche Gruppen" , 1 , Springer (1979) pp. 482–490|
Carter subgroup. Encyclopedia of Mathematics. URL: http://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Carter_subgroup&oldid=32982