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The generator of a cyclic quotient group

(I'll use (a) to denote the subgroup of G generated by a) Let G be a finite abelian group of order n. Let a be an element of G of order k. We can easily see that (a) is a normal subgroup of G. If we ...
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Do these groups have a meaning?

Let $G$ be a group. We can say that $Aut(G)\leq S_G$ where $S_G$ denotes the set of all bijection from $G$ to $G$. But $S_G$ is not a good bound for $Aut(G)$ as $S_G$ grows very fast. Let's define ...
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Proving complete reducibility of modular representations

Let $G$ = $S_{3}$ and consider the $3 \times 3 $ permutation representations. For example, we have $$ \psi (123) = \begin{pmatrix} 0 & 0 & 1\\ 1 & 0 & 0\\ 0 & 1 & 0\\ ...
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Is this extension of $Sp(4,2)$ a semidirect product?

Somebody I trust has been insisting to me that a certain extension of $Sp(4,2)$ is actually a semidirect product, and I'm inclined to believe him, but I haven't been able to convince myself he's ...
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The group action of $S_n$ given a partition of $n$

We know that irreducible representations of $S_n$ are given by partitions of $n$. I would like to know if there is a way to explicitly write down the action of some $g \in S_n$ on the representation ...
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Exercise 1: Galois Theory (J. Rotman)

Definition: Let $F$ a figure in the plane, its symmetry group is defined by $\Sigma(F):=\{\sigma \in O(2,\Bbb R)\mid \sigma(F)=F\}$. Here $O(2,\Bbb R)$ denotes the real orthogonal group. Exercise 1: ...
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Eigenvalues of operator on $S_n$'s group algebra

Take the group algebra of the symmetric group $S_n$ (or equivalently consider $S_n$'s regular representation) - I guess over $\mathbb{C}$. If $e_{i,j} \in S_n$ denotes the element which swaps only ...
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Primitive Roots Modulo $2^n$ for $n\geq3$

Question: (a) Prove that there is no primitive root modulo $2^n$ for any $n\geq3$, where $\bar{a}\in(\mathbb{Z}/2^n\mathbb{Z})^\ast$ is a primitive root modulo $2^n$ if the order of $\bar{a}$ is ...
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Inequivalent representations of a finite group

I'm looking for this result: A finite group has only finitely many inequivalent representations of given degree over a field of characteristic $0$. Do someone know where I can find a proof of ...
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A normal intermediate subgroup in L30 lattice with an additional index condition?

This post is a sequel of: A normal intermediate subgroup in L30 lattice? Let $G$ be a finite group and $H$ a subgroup. Let $\mathcal{L}(H \subset G )$ be the lattice of intermediate subgroups ...
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Group theory and centres [duplicate]

If $G$ is a $p$-group and $H$ is a non trivial normal subgroup of $G$, how do I show that the size of $H\cap Z(G)$ (where $Z(G)$ is the centre of $G$) is $\ge p$? A hint is given to consider the ...
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Intuition behind the link between coding theory and group theory

I am trying to find an easy link between group theory and coding theory. The usual path that most of the texts follow is that they present introductory material on groups, fields, rings, etc., and ...
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what is the maximom order of an element is $\mathbb S_{15}$ [duplicate]

Let $S_n$ be the permutation group of order $n$. What is the maximom order of an element on $\mathbb S_{15}$. Is there any way to find maximom order of an element in $\mathbb S_{15}$ or find the ...
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A question about finite simple groups of Lie type

I have a question about finite simple groups of Lie type. By the classification theorem of finite simple groups, we know that there are four important class of finite simple groups as follows: ...
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Finding all the group elements of a certain order of a finite group

Consider a group $G=\langle P, Z, Q \rangle$ generated $P,Z,Q$ where $$Z=\left[ {\begin{array}{ccc} -1 & 0 & 0\\ 0 & 1 & 0\\ 0 & 0 & -1\\ \end{array} } \right] ...
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Order of the Rubik's cube group

Associated to the Rubik's cube is a group as described in this Wikipedia article: $G = \langle F, B, U, L, D, R\rangle$. For example, the element $F$ corresponds to rotating the front face clockwise ...
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A normal intermediate subgroup in L30 lattice?

Let $G$ be a finite group and $H$ a subgroup. Let $\mathcal{L}(H \subset G )$ be the lattice of intermediate subgroups between $H$ and $G$. An intermediate subgroup $H \subset K \subset G$ is a ...
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When a normal subgroup $N$ admits a complament?

Let $G$ be a finite group and let $N$ be a normal subgroup. I am looking for conditions on $N$ (and maybe also on $G$) such that there exist a subgroup $H$ of $G$ such that $$G=N\rtimes H.$$ Clearly, ...
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Number of subgroups and normal subgroups

I am struggling to understand how to calculate the nunmber of subgroups with permutations, for example: How many normal subgroups does S3 have? How many subgroups of order 4 has group S4? And does ...
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What is the forgetful functor for this simple finite category (based on the cyclic group C3)?

I am trying to understand what a forgetful functor is. I have read the definition here but I still cannot figure out what the forgetful functor is exactly for the simple cyclic group C3 viewed as a ...
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Is there a simple group and a subgroup with intermediates lattice L30?

Let $G$ be a finite simple group and $H$ a subgroup. We consider the lattice of intermediate subgroups between $H$ and $G$, noted $\mathcal{L}(H \subset G )$. Let $\mathcal{L}_n = ...
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Finite groups and manifolds

my question is: can we connect finite groups with algebraic manifolds as: Take for example Togliatti surface $X$ with set of 31 singular points $P$. Then consider action $Aut(X)$ on $P$, then group ...
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Presentation of a group isomorphic to $A_4$

I have a group $G$ defined by $G = \langle x,y,z|x^2 = y^3 = z^3 = xyz \rangle$ and we know that $a$ $=$ $xyz$ belongs to the centre of $G$. But im struggling to show that $\frac{G}{\langle a\rangle} ...
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How many possible isomorphisms do we have between G and H? [duplicate]

Let $G=(Z_4,+)$ and let $H=(U_5,*)$ where $U_5 = \{[1],[2],[3],[4] \}$ . I know that $[1]$ and $[3]$ are both generators for $G$. I also know that $[2]$ and $[3]$ are both generators for $H$. In order ...
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Sylow subgroups of Symmetric Group

The symmetric group (=permutation group) $S_n$ acts on the set $X_n$ of polynomials in $n$ variables $x_1, x_2, \cdots, x_n$ [with coefficients from $\mathbb{Z}/ \mathbb{Q}/$ or any ring of ...
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Groups of order 36 - another step in lemma 5.4.

This is a follow up to my question last night Groups of order 36 where I was confused about the first step of Lemma 5.4 of http://matwbn.icm.edu.pl/ksiazki/fm/fm92/fm9211.pdf. I am now confused about ...
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Example of non-Abelian group with 4, 5, or 6 elements of order 2

Is there any example for non-Abelian group in which has more than $3$ elements of order $ 2$, but has less than 7 elements of order $2$?
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Group of order 396 isn't simple

Prove that group of order $396=11\cdot2^2\cdot3^2$ is not simple. $n_{11}$ is $1$ or $12$, so I assumed $n_{11}=12$ and tried to look at the action of the group on $Syl_{11}\left(G\right)$ by ...
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Relationship between submonoids and subgroups

I'm taking my first abstract Algebra course. During one of the last lessons, my teacher told us that If $G$ is a group and $M$ is a finite submonoid of $G$, then $M$ is a subgroup of $G$. For the ...
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Sylow subgroups in a group of order 112 [closed]

Let $G$ be a group of order $112=2^47$. Prove that if a Sylow $7$-subgroup of $G$ is not a normal subgroup of $G$, then $G$ has a normal Sylow $2$-subgroup. Any comments are appreciated for me.
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Groups of order 36

Prove: If a group $G$, of order 36 has a subgroup of order 18 ,$H$, then $G$ either has a normal subgroup of order 9, or a normal subgroup of order 4. This came about while reading the same article ...
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Order of any element divides the largest order.

Let $A$ be a finite Abelian group and let $k$ be the largest order of elements in A. Prove that the order of every element divides $k$. This is my attempt, I sense there is something wrong\incorrect ...
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I need example to satisfy this lemma: Let $P$ be a $p$-group and let $N$ be a nontrivial [closed]

I need example to satisfy this lemma: Let $P$ be a $p$-group and let $N$ be a nontrivial, elementary abelian normal subgroup of $P$ which has a complement $X$ in $P$. If $P = \langle y \rangle X$ for ...
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Group of order $pqr$ and cyclic subgroup

Let $G$ be group of order $pqr$, when $p,q,r$ are different prime numbers. Does $G$ must have normal cyclic subgroup $H$ such that $G/H$ is cyclic too ? I know that $G$ has normal sylow subgroup of ...
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How many squares in a finite group?

Let G be a finite group and denote by S[G] the number of squares in G. The maximum, S[G]=n, is attained for a group of odd order n since each element has a square root in that case. At the other ...
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Let $H$ be a subgroup of the group $(R, +)$ such that $H$ $∩$ [-1,1] is a finite set containing a non zero element. Show that $H$ is cyclic.

Observations: Since $H$ is a subgroup of $(R, +)$ so $0 \in H.$ If $1 \in H,$ then all positive integers belong to $H.$ But $H$ is closed wrt addition, so the negative integers must belong to $H$ ...
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permutizer of a subgroup $H$ of $G$ is defined to be the subgroup generated by all cyclic subgroups of $G$ that permute with $H$,

Let $H$ be a subgroup of $G$ and $N$ a normal subgroup of $G$. permutizer of a subgroup $H$ of $G$ is defined to be the subgroup generated by all cyclic subgroups of $G$ that permute with $H$, i.e. ...
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Prove that there is a fixed point in any subgroup $H$ of $S_4$ of order $6$.

Prove that in every subgroup $H$ of $S_4$ of order 6 there is a fixed point in {$1,2,3,4$}, i.e, there exists $1\le i\le 4$ such that $h(i)=i$ $\forall h\in H$. $Start$: Suppose there is a subgroup ...
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class equation of order $10$

Is it a class equation of order $10$ $10=1+1+1+2+5$. As far as I know for being a class equation each member on RHS has to divide $10$ and should have at least one $1$ on RHS, which is ...
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Some equations in $\mathbb F_{37}$

How to solve efficiently the equations: 1) $[17][b]=[21]$ 2) $[17][b]=[1]$ in $\mathbb F_{37}$
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Semigroups and solutions of equation

It is easy to prove: in a finite semigroup if for all $a$ and $b$, $ax=b$ and $ya=b$ has unique solution. then it is group. But if in a finite semigroup, if for all $a$ and $b$, $ax=b$ and $ya=b$ has ...
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Direct products of simple non-abelian groups 2

Let $G=G^{'}Z(G)$ be a finite non-solvable group, $N$ a simple non-abelian subgroup of $G$ such that $Z(G)\leq N$ and $\frac{G}{N}\cong A$ be a non-abelian simple group. Is it true that $G=N\times A$ ...
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Abelian minimal normal subgroup in a finite non-solvable group

Let $G=G^{'}Z(G)$ be a finite non-solvable group, $N$ an abelian minimal normal subgroup of $G$ ( $|N|=p^d$ for some integer $d$ and prime $p\neq 2,3,5$) such that $N=C_G(N)$, $Z(G)\leq N$ and ...
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Subgroup of $\Bbb {Z}_m \oplus \Bbb {Z}_n$ where $(m,n)=1$.

Let $m,n>1$, $(m,n)=1$. Prove that every subgroup $H$ of $\Bbb {Z}_m \oplus \Bbb {Z}_n$ is $H=A\oplus B$ where $A=H\cap \Bbb {Z}_n$ and $B=H\cap \Bbb {Z}_m$. First attempt: $G=\Bbb {Z}_m \oplus ...
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cyclic groups -class is prime number

How can I prove that a group $G$, such that $|G| = p$, where $p \in \mathbb{P}$, is cyclic?
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Showing $G/Z(R(G))$ isomorphic to $Aut(R(G))$

I am working on this problem with lots of nesting definitions: Show that $G/Z(R(G))$ is isomorphic to a subgroup of $Aut(R(G))$. For your info, $R(G)$ is called the Radical of $G$, defined as ...
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Online Archive of Master Thesis

I am thinking about taking the thesis route to complete my master in pure math. In anticipation of these in the coming semesters, here are my questions: (1) Do you know of any links to archive of ...
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Frobenius groups of order 36 [closed]

Is there a Frobenius group of order 36? If yes, what is it's structure as semidirect product of two subgroups?
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How do I generate group table for elliptic curves over finite fields

Can someone please explain how to generate a group table for an elliptic curve over a finite field? The number of solutions or points are about 16 and it is not possible to do them by adding each ...
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a finite group of order $360$ never has an irreducible character of degree $15$

The following problem is an exercise in character theory: "Prove that a finite group of order $360$ never has an irreducible character of degree $15$." Could you help me for it?