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Prove identity involving alternating groups

Prove the following identity: where $I_{A_n}(x_1,...,x_n)$ is a cyclic index the natural action of the alternating group $A_n$ on the set ${1,...,N}$ (assuming that $I_{A_0} = 1$).
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If the automorphism group of a group is cyclic, then the group is commutative [duplicate]

Let $G$ be a group and the $Aut(G)$ group is cyclic $\Rightarrow$ the group $G$ is commutative. I looked at the homomorphism $\varphi : G \rightarrow Aut(G) \ g \mapsto (x \mapsto gxg^{-1})$. Let ...
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Show that $Z\times Z$ is not cyclic… [duplicate]

The full problem is as stated in the title. I am here to check if this is a valid proof. I thought it would be easiest using Linear Algebra. Recall that an infinite cyclic group is isomorphic to ...
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Show whether the following groups are cyclic or not…

Here's the full problem: Show whether the groups $G_{10},G_{7}$ are cyclic or not. If so, find their generators. $G_{10}$ and $G_7$ are the sets of invertible elements mod 10 and mod 7. So, I ...
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Cyclic subgroups of semidirect products

Let $H$ and $N$ be two finite groups and $\phi:H\to Aut(N)$ a homomorphism. Let $G=N\rtimes_\phi H$ and let $\pi:G\to G/N=H$ be the quotient map. Let $p$ be a prime which does not divide $|N|$ but ...
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What exactly does $\langle a,b \rangle$ mean? Where a and b are elements of a group G?

Does it mean either a or b will generate the whole of $\langle a,b \rangle$ or does it mean that some of the elements will be generated by a, some by b, and some by $a^rb^q$? The book I'm reading ...
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Are the only generators of a Cyclic Group $G=\langle g\rangle$, where $|g| = \infty$, $g$ and $g^{-1}$?

I'm self studying group theory, and this is a question in the textbook I've taken out, there is no answer given so I'm assuming that's because it's too simple to require one. I'm almost certain that ...
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Finding kernel of homomorphism $f:\mathbb Z \to S_8$ such that $f(1)=(1426)(257)$

Let $f:\mathbb Z \to S_8$ be a homomorphism such that $f(1)=(1426)(257)$ , then how to compute $\ker(f)$ and $f(20)$? I know that $f(n)=f^n(1)$ but this seems too tedious; please help
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Prove that if G is a cyclic group with more than 2 elements, then there always exists an isomorphism ϕ:G→G that is not the identity mapping [duplicate]

The full question is Prove that if G is a cyclic group with more than 2 elements, then there always exists an isomorphism ϕ:G→G that is not the identity mapping.I have no idea where to start?
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A persisting element in all subgroups.

Let $G$ be a finitely generated abelian group and $a$ be a nontrival element of $G$ contained in all nontrivial subgroups of $G$. Is $G$ necessarily cyclic?
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$G$ is an abelian group of order a product of distinct primes $\implies G$ is cyclic?

If $G$ is an abelian group of order $p_1p_2...p_k$ , where $p_1,p_2,...,p_k$ are distinct primes , then is it true that $G$ is cyclic ?
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Another Presentation of Certain Cyclic Groups

Show that the the group with presentation $$\langle x, y\ \mid\ x^2=y^2x^2y,\ (xy^2)^2=yx^2, \ yx^{-1}y^2=x^n\rangle $$ is cyclic of order $3(n+1)$, for $n=0 \mod 3$ or $n= 1 \mod 3$, $n\ge 0$. This ...
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Cyclic Group Presentation

Show that the the group with presentation $$\langle x, y\ \mid\ x^2=y^2x^2y,\ (xy^2)^2=yx^2, \ yx^{-1}y^2=x^7\rangle $$ is cyclic of order 24. This presentation was obtained using the Todd-Coxeter ...
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Artin Algebra 2.8.3 “Does every group whose order is a power of a prime $p$ contains an element of order $p$?”

I'm not sure whether or not my answer and proof for this question are valid. Could you point out any flaw? Let $G$ be an arbitrary group, an arbitrary element of $G$ be $g$ and $|G|=p^n$. Since a ...
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What are all the automorphisms of a group of order $9$ generated by two elements?

Let $G$ be a group of order $9$ generated by two elements $a$ and $b$ such that $a^3 = b^3 =e$. How to determine all possible automorphisms of $G$?
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Cosets/ Cyclic group

Let $G=\langle a\rangle$ and $H=\langle a^2\rangle$. Find all the right cosets of $H$ in $G$. Additional info: I understand that a right coset of $H$ in $G$ is of the form $Ha=\{ha:h \in H\}$. But I ...
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Be $G$ a group of order $|G|=2p$ where $p$ is a prime number odd, prove that either $ G $ is cyclic or dihedral $G\simeq D_p$ the group of order 2$p$. [duplicate]

Be $G$ a group of order $|G|=2p$ where $p$ is a prime number odd, prove that either $ G $ is cyclic or dihedral $G\simeq D_p$ the group of order 2$p$. I thought the question a little difficult ...
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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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Prove any subgroup of a cyclic group is cyclic.

was just wondering if this is a valid proof for the aforementioned question? I am quite confident that it isn't, but not exactly sure why. Maybe I am missing the point of proofs by induction ...
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Why $(\mathbb{Z}/N\mathbb{Z})^{\times}[2]$ is of order $2$?

Why if $(\mathbb{Z}/N\mathbb{Z})^{\times}$ is cyclic, the group of his elements of order dividing $2$ is of order 2?
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Find a generator of the multiplicative group of $\mathbb{Z}/23\mathbb{Z}$ as a cyclic group

I need to find a generator of the multiplicative group of $\mathbb{Z}/23\mathbb{Z}$ as a cyclic group. Since $\mathbb{Z}/23\mathbb{Z}$ only has $23$ elements and ord$(x)$ where $x$ is a generator ...
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Show that a subset of the $2 \times 2$ matrices is an infinite cyclic group

Let $M$ Denote the set of 2x2-matrices of the form $$A=\pmatrix{1&m\\0&1}$$ where the entries are integers. Show that $M$, with respect to matrix multiplicaation, is an infinite cyclic ...
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Matrix Groups in Abstract Algebra

QUESTION: Let $h= \begin{pmatrix} -1 & 1\\-1&0 \end{pmatrix} \in GL_2(\Bbb R)$. Find $\langle h\rangle$. I'm stuck on the solution, but here is what I have: Let $h=\begin{pmatrix} ...
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Algebra I: Cyclic Generators

The direct product $\mathbb{Z}_{45} \times \mathbb{Z}_{98}$ is cyclic and isomorphic to $\mathbb{Z}_{4410}$ because $gcd(45,98)=1$; furthermore the element $n=([1]_{45},[1]_{98})$ is a cyclic ...
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computing the order of an element in a semidirect product and the center

$\newcommand{\lcm}{\text{lcm}}\newcommand{\Aut}{\text{Aut}}$Let $G=C_9\rtimes_\phi C_6$, where $C_9=\langle x:x^9=1\rangle$ and $C_6=\langle y:y^6=1\rangle$, and $\phi:C_6\mapsto \Aut(C_9)$ is defined ...
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What is this notation? Cyclic group $\mathbb{Z}^*_8$

$\mathbb{Z}^*_8$ As I understand it - $\mathbb{Z}_8$ is the group of integers under addition modulo 8. So am I correct in thinking its elements are: $\{0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7\}$? I thought the $*$ meant ...
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Why define $\gcd(r,s)$ as a positive generator $d$ of the cyclic group $H=\{nr+ms|n,m\in\mathbb{Z}\}$?

This is in regards to definition 6.8, p. 62 from Fraleigh's "A first course in abstract algebra". 6.8 Definition Let $r$ and $s$ be two positive integers. The positive generator $d$ of the ...
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Question about 3-cycles?

Assume $n \ge 5$ and let $ H \triangleleft S_n$ be a normal subgroup. If $H$ contains at least one $3$-cycle, prove $H = S_n$ or $H = A_n$. I have no idea how to do this? I think i need to use the ...
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Any group of prime order is cyclic - Proof blueprint [Fraleigh p. 100 Cory 10.11] [closed]

Not querying the proof or formality. I include only part of the proof. The order of the group is a prime number. Call it p. Hence by means of the definition of prime number, $p > 1$. Since the ...
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if $f$ is of prime order, then can the orbit of $s$ under $f$ have one element?

if $f\in A(S)$ has order $p$, $p$ a prime, show that for every $s\in S$ the orbit of $s$ under $f$ has one or $p$ elements.* Since the cyclic group generated by $f$ has $p$ elements, therefore ...
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How to count generators for a cyclic group

Show that there are $\varphi (n)$ generators for a cyclic group $G$ of order $n$. Give their form explicitly. Here $\varphi (n)$ is the Euler's function. I don't know what to do, please help.
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Finding homomorphisms from $\mathbb Z_{12}$ to $\mathbb Z_{6}$.

Find all homomorphisms from $\mathbb Z_{12}$, the cyclic group of order $12$, to $\mathbb Z_6$. For each homomorphism $f\colon \mathbb Z_{12}\to \mathbb Z_6$, determine the kernel $\ker(f)$ and the ...
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Subsets of cyclic group with distinct pairwise differences

Given a number $m\in\mathbb N$, let $\mathbb Z_m=\{0,1,\dots,m-1\}$ denote the ring of integers modulo $m$ (although we won't need multiplication, so any cyclic group of order $m$ will do). Given a ...
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Number of elements in a group

The group $G$ consists of the binary strings of length $5$ under addition $\mod 2$ in each component. (It is isomorphic to $(\mathbb Z_2)^5$, the direct product of $5$ copies of $\mathbb Z_2$.) Let ...
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How many subgroups of $\Bbb{Z}_4 \times \Bbb{Z}_6$?

I have been trying to calculate the number of subgroups of the direct cross product $\Bbb{Z}_4 \times \Bbb{Z}_6.$ Using Goursat's Theorem, I can calculate 16. Here's the info: Goursat's Theorem: Let ...
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Is this subgroup normal?

Let $T$ be a cyclic subgroup of a group $G$ such that $T$ is normal in $G$. Let $S$ be a subgroup of $T$. What can we say about whether or not $S$ is normal in $G$? My work: Let $T \colon = ...
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group theory proof

Let $G=\langle t \rangle$ be a cyclic group with $\text{ord}(t)=n$. I want to show that for all $d|n$ it holds that $$\left\lbrace s \in G ;\text{ord}(s)=d \right\rbrace=\left\lbrace t^{\frac{n}{d}k} ...
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Does this condition gaurantee the cyclicity of a finite abelian group?

Let $G$ be a finite abelian group in which there are at most $n$ solutions of the equation $x^n = e$ for each posivite integer $n$. How to determine if $G$ is cyclic or not?
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Which elements of this cyclic group would generate it?

Let $n$ be a given arbitrary positive integer, and let $U_n$ denote the group of all the positive integers less than $n$ and relatively prime to $n$ under multiplication mod $n$. Then for which values ...
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Concerning a Cyclic Galois Group

Why is it that: $\forall K \supseteq \mathbb{Q}(\mathbb{i}), G=Gal(K / \mathbb{Q}) = \langle \sigma \rangle \implies \sigma (\mathbb{i}) = - \mathbb{i}$? (Note: I am guessing that $\sigma ≠ ...
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Is the subgroup of orthogonal matrices in $GL_3(\mathbb R)$ cyclic? What's generating it?

Is the subgroup of $GL_3(\mathbb R)$ denoted by $Q=\{A \in GL_3(\mathbb R)\mid AA^t=I_3\}$ cyclic? What's generating it? I showed $Q$ is a group, and realized it's the group of all orthogonal ...
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Finite cyclic group

Can anyone give me a specific example of this: Let $G=\langle a\rangle$ be a finite cyclic group of order n. If $m\in \mathbb{Z}$, then $\langle a^m\rangle =\langle a^d\rangle$, where $d=\gcd(m,n)$ ...
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Suppose $G$ is a group of order 4. Show either $G$ is cyclic or $x^2=e$.

I've figured out that if I know $G$ is not cyclic, then it for any $a \in G, o(a) \neq 4$ (or the order of any element in group $G$ is not 4). I know ahead of time that the elements in the group ...
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Abstract Algebra: Cosets

Find all of the distinct left cosets of <4> in Z18 and all the cosets of <4> in the subgroup <2> of Z18. So The distinct left cosets of <4> in Z18 are 0 + <4> and 1 + <4>. Do I ...
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G is group of order pq, pq are primes

Problem. Let $G$ be a group of order $pq$ such that $p$ and $ q$ are prime integers. I am to show that every proper subgroup of $G$ is cyclic. My attempt. What I know: Any element $a$ divides $pq$ ...
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Finding a permutation $ \alpha $ given $ \alpha^4 $ [duplicate]

I have the following question: Find a permutation $\alpha ∈ S_7 $ such that $\alpha^4 = (2 1 4 3 5 6 7)$. Is $\alpha$ unique? How should I go about this? I've tried a few different trial and error ...
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Regarding the order of elements in a factor group

If I have understood it correctly, a factor group consists of all cosets of a subgroup $H$ of $G$. Since it is a requirement that $H$ is normal, left and right cosets are equivalent. I am asked to ...
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If a group has only one element $a$ of order $n$, then $a$ belongs to $Z (G)$ and $n=2$.

I understand that $a \in Z (G)$ by this proof: Group question: only one element $x$ with order $n>1$, then $x\in Z(G)$ But I don't understand why $n$ must be equal to $2$?
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Proof blueprint - If $G/Z(G)$ cyclic then $G$ Abelian - Fraleigh p. 153 15.37

(1.) Why didn't Fraleigh state the result in the direct form like in my title? Why state it with the negations and then prove the contrapositive? Isn't this extra unnecessary work? (2.) How do you ...
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Subgroup of a cyclic groups and are isomorphic

I don't know whether I am right or wrong. Can anyone help me to clear below problem ? Question 1: Let C2 be the cyclic group of order 2 and C202 be the cyclic group of order 202. Find all subgroups ...