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A Lie group is called p-regular if it has the p-local homotopy type of a product of spheres. (Non)triviality of the Samelson products of the inclusions of the factor spheres into p-regular SO(2n (p) is determined, which completes the list of (non)triviality of such Samelson products in p-regular simple Lie groups. As an application, we determine the homotopy normality of the inclusion SO(2n − 1) → SO(2n) in the sense of James at any prime p.



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Glasgow Mathematical Journal
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