# Tagged Questions

A group is an algebraic structure consisting of a set of elements together with an operation that satisfies four conditions: closure, associativity, identity and invertibility. Group theory studies groups.

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### On a maximal subgroup of the direct product of groups

Let $A$ be a maximal abelian (nilpotent) subgroup of the direct product $G=F\times H$ of groups $F$ and $H$.Then prove that $$A= (A\cap F)\times (A\cap H).$$
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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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### Prove that the order of $U(n)$ is even when $n>2$.

I'm trying to provide a solution to the following claim: "The order of $U(n)$ is even when $n>2$." Note: here, $U(n)$ is the set of all positive elements that are less than and relatively prime ...
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### Is S a group under matrix addition

Another matrix question! Let $$S=\{A \in M_2(\mathbb{R}):f(A)=0\}\text{ and }f\left(\begin{bmatrix}a&b\\c&d \end{bmatrix}\right)=b$$ Is S a group under matrix addition. Either prove that ...
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### Group of order 1183 is abelian if and only if contains an element of order 91

Let $G$ be a group such that $|G|=1183=7\cdot 13^2$. Show that $G$ is abelian if and only if $G$ has an element of order $91=7\cdot 13$. What i did: $7||G|\Rightarrow \exists x\in G : |x|=7$ and ...
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### Please check my proof on: $\sim$ is an equivalence relation $\Leftrightarrow S<G$

Problem: Let $\emptyset\ne S\subset G$, where $G$ is a group, and define a relation on $G$ by $a\sim b\Leftrightarrow ab^{-1}\in S$. Show that $\sim$ is an equivalence relation if and only if $S$ is a ...
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### Countably generated group has at most countably many finite index subgroups

I know that if $G$ is a finitely generated group, then $G$ has at most countably many finite index subgroups. Is this result still true if $G$ is countably generated?
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### Why does $x^{m \cdot 2^i} \equiv -1$ with odd $m$ imply that $x$ has order $m \cdot 2^{i+1}$?

It is clear that $$x^{m \cdot 2^{i+1}} \equiv 1$$ for odd $m$ but is there a theorem or an obvious reason why $x$ cannot have order smaller than $m \cdot 2^{i+1}$? Context: I am trying to understand ...
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### Almost pointwise inner automorphism of free products of groups.

Let $A,B$ be groups, let $G = A\ast B$ be their free product and let $\phi \in \text{Aut}(G)$ be a automorphism of $G$. We say that $\phi$ is pointwise inner if $\phi(g) \sim_G g$ (there is $w \in G$ ...
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### Semidirect products as (amalgamated) free product

It is well known that $\mathbb{Z}\rtimes \mathbb{Z}_2$ is free product $\mathbb{Z}_2 \star \mathbb{Z}_2$. Are there more examples of these kind?
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### Prove $H_1 \cap H_2 \le H_1$ when $H_1, H_2 \le G$ and $H_1$, $H_2$ are finite.

Prove that $H_1 \cap H_2 \le H_1$ when $H_1, H_2 \le G$ and $H_1$, $H_2$ are finite. What I've done Use the definition of subgroup: $G$ is a group and $H \subseteq G$. $H \le G \iff HH=H$ and ...
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### Is there a group-theoretic proof of the Riemann rearrangement theorem?

The analytic proofs of the Riemann rearrangement theorem are easy to understand but they don't explain why commutativity breaks down when you go from finite sums to infinite sums of real numbers. I ...
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### If $H$ and $K$ are subgroups of G then $H \times K$ is a subgroup of $G \times G$

I know that if $H$ and $K$ are subgroups of $G$ then $HK= \{ hk \mid h \in H , k \in K\}$ is not necessarily a subgroup of $G$, this requires that $HK = KH$. But it follows that if $H$ and $K$ are ...
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### Irreducible action of a group on a set

Let $p$ be a prime. I am solving a problem and I am told that I should use that the action of $\text{SL}_2(p)$ on $\mathbb{F}_p^2$ is irreducible. But I don't know what this means?
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### Lower central series and the center of $S/S^k$

Let $S$ be a $p$-group and assume that $S$ has maximal class - so if we assume $\vert S \vert = p^n$ then the lower (and upper) central series has length $n-1$. I don't know much about lower central ...
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### How to find $[A_n,A_n]$

Let $n \in \mathbb{N}$. How could I find $$[A_n,A_n] \quad \cong \quad \langle ghg^{-1}h^{-1} \ : \ g,h \in A_n \rangle$$ My own thoughts I remembered that any element in $A_n$ can be written as ...
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### Realizing $\mathbb{Z}/n \mathbb{Z} \oplus \mathbb{Z}/n\mathbb{Z}$ as an isometry group

Every finite group arises as the isometry group of a subspace of an euclidean space (Albertsona, Boutin, Realizing Finite Groups in Euclidean Space). What are natural examples of spaces realizing the ...
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### Is an arbitrary group generated by a traversal of the conjugacy classes?

Let $G$ be a group, and let $\mathcal C$ be the collection of conjugacy classes of $G$. Let $S$ be a traversal of $\mathcal C$ (that is $S$ contains exactly one element from each set in $\cal C$). ...
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### what are the other 2 nontrivial elements of the automorphism group of $\Bbb Z/5\Bbb Z$?

It is known that the automorphism group of the units of $\Bbb Z/5\Bbb Z$ is isomorphic to the cyclic group of order $4$, so the automorphism group must also have $4$ elements. The two nontrivial ones ...
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### Is isomorphism not always unique?

Given two isomorphic groups G and H, is it possible that two or more functions define their isomorphism? Also, is it possible that another group say, L is isomorphic to G but not to H?
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### Solvable groups and orders of elements

I am trying to prove the following result. Let $G$ be a group containing elements $x$ and $y$ such that the orders of $x$, $y$, and $xy$ are pairwise relatively prime; prove that $G$ is not ...
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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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### Free action by cyclic group.

Let $G$ be a group acting on a set $X$. If $g\in G$ has no fixed points, prove or disprove the cyclic group $\left \langle g \right \rangle$ acts freely on $X$. edit: Can also assume $g$ has finite ...
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### Finite groups with a cyclic maximal subgroup.

In the book A Course in the Theory of Groups by Derek J.S. Robinson, Finite $p$-groups with a cyclic maximal subgroup are classified. Now I wish to know whether finite groups with a cyclic maximal ...
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### Can the derived subgroup be realized as an intersection of stabilizers?

For any group $G$, we have that $Z(G)=\bigcap_{x\in G}C_G(x)$ and that each $C_G(x)$ is the stabilizer of $x$ when $G$ acts on itself by conjugation. Is there a similar representation for $G'$? That ...
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### Finitely generated, periodic group such that each conjugacy class is finite must be finite?

This is essentially a repeat of this question. However, the OP didn't seem to put in any work towards a solution and didn't provide context. Nevertheless, I'm still interested in the solution, and I ...
Let $\alpha$ be a cardinality. Is there a Tarski moster group with exacly $\alpha$ non-trivial proper subgroups‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌? Edit: I found it interesting to know if there is such ...