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Set of sequences -roots of unity

Consider $G_n$ as the multiplicative cyclic group given by the $n^{th}$ roots of unity. $$G_n = \left\{ e^{ 2ik\pi/n} \mid 1\leq k \leq n \right\}$$ Now construct a sequence from each $G_n$ by ...
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An interesting question from “Group Theory: A First Journey”

I am currently studying the manuscript Group Theory: A First Journey by Vipul Naik. It is available from the web page http://www.cmi.ac.in/~vipul/mathjourneys/ . In this manuscript the author proposes ...
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Inverse elements in the absence of identities/associativity.

Lets view groups as consisting of a binary operation, a distinguished element $e$, and unary operation $x \mapsto x^{-1}$. Then the group axioms can be stated as follows. $(xy)z=x(yz).$ $xe=ex=x.$ ...
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Associativity for Magma

Say I have the operation table for a magma. I want to know whether or not the operation is associative. However, associativity is defined for an operation on 3 elements, and the operation table deals ...
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Prove that this is a group

Let $G$ be a finite, nonempty set with an operation $*$ such that $G$ is closed under $*$ and $*$ is associative Given $a,b,c \in G$ with $a*b=a*c$, then $b=c$. Given $a,b,c \in G$ with $b*a=c*a$, ...