nLab characteristic series

Different things are called characteristic series in mathematics. For instance

  • the formal power series characterizing a genus (see there) of oriented or stable almost complex manifolds

  • in group theory, a subgroup series of a group GG is termed a characteristic series if all members of the series are characteristic subgroup?s of GG. For instance, a central series is a characteristic series.

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