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About translating subsets of $\Bbb Z.$

This is a continuation of About translating subsets of R2. Is it possible to find a pair of sets $A,B\subseteq\Bbb Z$ such that A is a union of translated (only translations are allowed) copies of ...
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Are these exactly the abelian groups (2)?

This is a continuation of Are these exactly the abelian groups? I would like to consider another condition on a group and see if it implies commutativity. The condition is $$(\forall A,B\subseteq ...
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Under what conditions can the symmetric group be isomorphic to the abelian group?

The symmetric group is the set of all permutations. My question addresses the representability of the symmetric group using only additions. I am guessing that on the finite field $\mathbb{Z}/n ...
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Rank($U$) = Rank($U^2$) for group of units $U$

I am reading the paper "Algebraic Integers on the Unit Circle" by Ryan C. Daileda (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022314X05002027). I am confused about how he concludes that the ...
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How to count the number of elements of given order?

I am trying to prove the following result. Let $G$ and $G'$ be two finite abelian groups. Besides, they have the same number of elements of any given order. Prove that $G\cong G'$. My attempt is ...
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there is no injective group homomorphism from $\mathbb Z\times\mathbb Z$ into $\mathbb Z$

there is no injective group homomorphism from $\mathbb Z\times\mathbb Z$ into $\mathbb Z$ But i don't know why it is true. should i investigate all group homomorphisms from $\mathbb Z\times\mathbb ...
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Basic Group Theory question

This is not so much a plea of ignorance, but rather me trying to see whether intuitively I actually understand what is going on in group theory. The question asks What group is ...
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generators of groups from exact sequence

Suppose I have a middle term exact sequence of finitely generated abelian groups $G \longrightarrow H \longrightarrow K$. How do I get the generators of $H$ if I know the same for other two groups?
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Finite generated abelian group $G$ and $H<G$. What is the rank of $(G/H)/(G/H)_t$?

I saw another question about this problem here. However there are quite different answers from my expectation. Anyway, here are my trials. Trial 1 : By structure theorem, $G\cong G_t\oplus F_1$ ...
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If direct limits of matrices are isomorphic, is the direct limit of the transpose matrices also isomorphic?

On the one hand, the following conjecture seems reasonable, but on the other hand it doesn't seem natural because some objects are being dualised while others are not. I would appreciate if anyone ...
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Additive non-abelian group?

Sometimes I see in books the term "additive abelian groups". In my opinion, when we use addition to represent the group operation, we already have in mind that the operation is commutative. So ...
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A question on Abelian Groups

Prove that every subgroup of an Abelian group is Abelian but the converse is not true. I recently stumbled onto this question , but not able to solve it . Please help me out!
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Proof that a group is abelian.

If $(G,*)$ is a group and $(a * b)^2 = a^2 * b^2$ then $(G, *)$ is abelian for all $a,b \in G$. I know that I have to show $G$ is commutative, ie $a * b = b * a$ I have done this by first using ...
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Commutators Calculus

I was trying to understand the above Corollary but I have a problem, namely why in the second to last line $A_0 \leq \zeta_p(G)$? Any ideas? Definitions By recurrence we define $[x,_0\, y]=x$; ...
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Proving that a group $(G, \ast)$ is abelian if $x^3=x$ for all $x\in G$

If $(G, \ast)$ is a group so that $x^3=x$ for all $x\in G$ then $G$ is abelian
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Commutativity of direct and inverse limits

In exercise 5.34(iv) of Homological Algebra book by Rotman one is asked to prove that direct limits and inverse limits do not necessarily commute. I have two questions : 1.) Is it true that ...
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A group with bounded element orders and its minimal and maximal subgroups.

Let $n>1$ be an integer. Is there an abelian group $G$ with all elements of order less than $n$ for which exactly one of these conditions is correct: 1) every non-trivial subgroup of $G$ contains ...
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maximal and minimal subgroups of torsion abelian groups

Is there a torsion abelian group $G$ for which exactly one of these conditions is correct: 1) every non-trivial subgroup of $G$ contains a minimal (non-trivial) subgroup of $G$. 2) every proper ...
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What can I say about the quotient group?

Let $G$ be a group of order $24$, and let $H$ be a normal subgroup of order $6$. So the quotient group $ {G\over H} $ is Abelian group?. What can I say about the quotient group beside her order?
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Automorphism group of an abelian p-group

I'd like to know if it's known the structure of the automorphism group of an abelian $p$-group with the minimal condition on subgroups, for some prime number p. I know that if $A$ is an abelian ...
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$n$th power map is an automorphism implies abelian group?

If $G$ is a finite group and $\phi(x) = x^n$ is an automorphism of $G$ does this imply $G$ is abelian? I've been reading this page. Def: A group $G$ is said to be $n$-abelian if $(ab)^n=a^nb^n$ ...
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A finite $\mathbb{Z}$-module whose submodules are totally ordered by inclusion.

I have the following problem: Let $M$ be a finite $\mathbb{Z}$-module such that set of the submodules is totally ordered by inclusion. Prove that there exist a prime $p$ such that $|M|=p^\alpha$ ...
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Show that, given an element $\bar{x}\in\mathbb{Q}/\mathbb{Z}$, there is an integer $n \ge 1$ such that $n\bar{x} = 0$. [duplicate]

Consider $\mathbb{Z}$ as a subgroup of the additive group $\mathbb{Q}$ of rational numbers. >Show that, given an element $\bar{x}\in\mathbb{Q}/\mathbb{Z}$, there is an integer $n \ge 1$ such that ...
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How to prove that $\mathbb Z/p$ is not a direct summand of any direct sum of copies of $\mathbb Z/n$?

How can I prove that $\mathbb Z/p$ ($p$ is a prime) cannot be a direct summand of any arbitrary direct sum of copies of $\mathbb Z/n$, where $p^2$ divides $n$?
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Let $G$ be a group and $a,b,c \in G$. Given that $abc$ and $cba$ are conjugated, prove that $G$ is abelian.

Let $G$ be a group and $a,b,c \in G$. Given that $abc$ and $cba$ are conjugated, prove that $G$ is abelian. In other words, if for any $a,b,c \in G$ there is a $g \in G$ so that $a b c = g c b a ...
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$\operatorname{Hom}(G,\Bbb C\setminus \{0\})$ non- isomorphic to $\operatorname{Hom}(G, \Bbb T)$?

Do you have an example of an abelian group $G$ for which $\operatorname{Hom}(G,\Bbb C\setminus \{0\})$ is not isomorphic to $\operatorname{Hom}(G, \Bbb T)$? $\Bbb C$ is the complex plane and $\Bbb ...
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The factor group $\mathbb{R}^{*}/\{-1,1\}$ is isomorphic to $\mathbb{Z}_{2}$. True or False.

I have been told that the answer for this question is False. And I'm trying to understand why. For what I understand so far, $\mathbb{Z} _2$ is an abelian group. I also understand that for a group ...
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What we know about $\mathbb{Q}/\mathbb{Z}$ as a group? [closed]

What we know about $\mathbb{Q}/\mathbb{Z}$ as a group? Are there any interesting properties? Best regards.
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Self-dualiy of the subgroup lattice of finite abelain groups

For each abelain finite group $G$ let $\mathcal L(G)$ be the lattice of all subgroups of $G$. For which abelian finite groups $G$, is $(\mathcal L(G),\subseteq)$ order-isomorphic to $(\mathcal ...
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Free groups vs. free abelian groups

I'm trying to solve this question in page 74 of Hungerford's book: A free abelian group is a free group (Section I.9) if and only if it is cyclic. I have no idea how to proceed, a solution or a ...
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Proof about existence of subgroups in finite abelian group

I am trying to understand the proof of the following theorem. Theorem: If $G$ is a finite abelian group and $d$ is a divisor of $|G|$, then $G$ contains a subgroup of order $d$. Proof: Let ...
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What does it mean for a group to be Abelian?

I'm revising questions on groups for exams, and I still can't quite understand what an Abelian group is. Please help me understand, if anyone could give me a more simple explanation.
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Normal Abelian Subgroup does not imply Abelian Quotient Group

I'm a bit confused and just need some clarification about what I am missing in this: I have $S_4$ with normal subgroup $N=\lbrace(),(1,2)(3,4),(1,3)(2,4),(1,4)(2,3)\rbrace$. I know that $N$ is ...
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the torsion subgroup of E(Q) (eliptic curves)

if $E$ is an elliptic curve over $Q$, then why $E(Q)_{\rm tor}$ is group and finite set ?
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$mA = 0 = nC, \ \gcd(m,n) = 1 \Rightarrow $ every extension of $A$ by $C$ splits

This is Exercise 7.14(ii) from Rotman, Introduction to homological algebra, and I'm stuck on it. If $A$ and $C$ are abelian groups, with $mA = 0 = nC $ and $\gcd(m,n) = 1$ then every extension of ...
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homomorphisms between amenable (discrete) groups

Let $\theta \,: G \to H$ be a group homomorphism between amenable groups (s.t. $\theta(G)$ is a normal subgroup of $H$, if needed). Is it possible to define amenable means $m_G$ on $L^\infty(G, ...
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Is my solution correct? Finite abelian groups are CLT groups.

I want to solve the following exercise from Dummit & Foote's Abstract Algebra text: Use Cauchy's Theorem and induction to show that a finite abelian group has a subgroup of order $n$ for each ...
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Nilpotent group with torsion divisible abelian quotient

Just want to make sure this is true: If $G$ is a nilpotent group such that $G/[G,G]$ is a torsion divisible abelian group (like $\mathbb{Q}/\mathbb{Z}_{(p)}$), then $G$ is abelian. I get that ...
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A proposition on exact sequence of inverse limit (Lang, Algebra, p. 165)

I am trying to understand this proof. My only question is that what are the vertical maps here?
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Proof of closure and identity element in Abelian Group

For real numbers $x > 1$, which forms the set $G$, it is given that the operation on $a,b$, being $a\ast b$, results in $ab - a - b + 2$ (where $ab$ is the ordinary multiplication of $a$ and $b$). ...
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A doubt in Atiyah-Macdonald's “Introduction to Commutative Algebra”

"Introduction to Commutative Algebra" by Atiyah-Macdonald says the following: Let $G_n$ be the subgroup containing elements of order $p^n$ in the group $\Bbb{Q/Z}$ for all $n\in\Bbb{N}$. Here $p$ ...
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Show that $ℤ^{m}$ is a subgroup (and a free abelian group) of $ℤ^{n}$ for all $m≤n$

My question is: Show that $ℤ^{m}$ is a subgroup (and a free abelian group) of $ℤ^{n}$ for all $0≤m≤n$.
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list of conjugacy classes in elementary abelian p-group

Let G be an elementary abelian p-group, how can I get a complete list of conjugacy classes in G? A general structure of the conjugacy classes will do. Thank you in advance. Magero Fidelius
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Determine the isomorphism class of M/T(M)

Let $M=\Bbb{Z}\oplus\Bbb{Z}\oplus\Bbb{Z}$ and $T: M\rightarrow M$ given by $T(x,y,z)=(4x+2z,2y,2x+10z)$. Show the cokernel $M/T(M)$ is an abelian group of order $72$, and determine its isomorphism ...
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Is this a proof by contradiction?

Below is a proof that any group of order $p^2$ is abelian $(p$ prime of course). Let $Z \left({G}\right)$ be the center of $G$. We know $|Z(G)|>1$. $\color{blue}{\text{Suppose}} \left\vert{Z ...
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$\biggl ( \prod_p G_p \biggr) /\biggl( \bigoplus_p G_p\biggr)$ is divisible

Let $G$ be an abelian group, $p$ a prime, then $G_p$ is the $p$-primary component of $G$, i.e. $$G_p = \lbrace g \in G \ | \exists \ n \in \mathbb{N} \ , p^ng = 0\rbrace$$ I have to prove that ...
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Showing that any group of order 286331153 is abelian

This is the third part of a set of problems, of which I have solved 2. I have shown that if $p$ is prime, the group $Aut(\mathbb Z_p)$ is of order $p-1$. I have shown that $Aut(\mathbb Z_{17})$, ...
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Counting homomorphisms by the order of their images

I am trying to count homomorphisms from $\mathbb Z^r$ to $(\mathbb Z/m)^n$ while keeping track of the order of the image of each map. In other words, for each integer $k$ dividing $m^n$, I want to ...
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Homomorphism from $\mathbb{Z}\oplus \mathbb{Z}_2$ to $\mathbb{Z}$.

What sort of homomorphisms can I have from $\mathbb{Z}\oplus \mathbb{Z}_2$ to $\mathbb{Z}$? What about if I know the homomorphism sends the $\mathbb{Z}$ part to zero. In other words, if I know my ...
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Simple proof of the structure theorems for finite abelian groups

Many proofs of the structure theorems for finite abelian groups first reduce to the problem to $p$-groups, which is fine and is an important technique. However, it seems to me that a simple proof can ...