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A , b , . . , b ∈ k, a 0 � 1 2r−1 1 2r−2 b � 2r−2 � −ai , if i ≤ r − 1; .. � . (17) G�w1 � = g := . � bi = A . otherwise; ai , � 0 b1 a ∈ k ∗ , A ∈ Sp2r−2 (k) 0 0 ··· 0 a−1 Now there is a natural epimomorphism G�w1 � → Sp2r−2 (k) × GL1 (k), g �→ (A, a) e: Q2 and the kernel of this map is the group 1 a1 · · · a2r−2 a2r−1 0 b2r−2 .. (18) Q := g := . I . 0 b1 0 0 ··· 0 1 � . , a2r−1 , b1 , .

Automorphisms. The true signiﬁcance of Tits’ classiﬁcation of the ﬁnite spherical buildings lies in their automorphism groups. We saw earlier that Aut(PGn−1 (q)) = PΓLn (q) which, provided n ≥ 2 or q ≥ 4, is an almost simple group with simple normal subgroup PSLn (q). In the next few sections we will see that the automorphism groups of the classical polar spaces are (generally speaking) almost simple groups with simple normal subgroup equal to a classical group. The beauty of Tits’ classiﬁcation is that the automorphism groups of the spherical buildings are (generally speaking) almost simple groups with simple normal subgroup equal to a ﬁnite group of Lie type.

Isom(Q) = �rv | Q(v) �= 0�, provided Isom(Q) �= O+ 4 (2). Now our deﬁnition is as follows: • Suppose that q is even and that Isom(Q) �= O+ 4 (2). We can assume that n is even by Lemma 68 and thus, by (E109), Oεn (q) = SOεn (q) and by Lemma 72, every element of SOεn (q) can be written as a product of reﬂections. Now the subgroup of S consisting of products of an even number of reﬂections has index 2 in SOεn (q) and this is the group Ωεn (q). It is not a priori clear that this action yields an index 2 subgroup - the next exercise shows that it is true when ε = +.