# Degrees, class sizes and divisors of character values

@article{Gallagher2012DegreesCS, title={Degrees, class sizes and divisors of character values}, author={Patrick X. Gallagher}, journal={Journal of Group Theory}, year={2012}, volume={15}, pages={455 - 467} }

Abstract. In the character table of a finite group there is a tendency either for the character degree to divide the conjugacy class size or the character value to vanish. There is also a partial divisibility where the determinant of the character is not 1. There are versions of these depending on a subgroup, based on an arithmetic property of spherical functions which generalizes the integrality of the values of the characters and the central characters.

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