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Automorphism groups of isomorphic groups are isomorphic

Say $G \cong H$ are isomorphic groups. Show $Aut(G) \cong Aut(H)$ I just made this up so I'm not sure if actually $Aut(G) \cong Aut(H)$ is true but I'm $99.9\%$ sure this should be true I'm having ...
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$Gal(\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt 2 + \sqrt 3)/\mathbb{Q})$

A basis for $\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt 2 + \sqrt 3)$ over $\mathbb{Q}$ is $\{1,\sqrt 2 , \sqrt 3 , \sqrt 6 \}$ The roots of $x^2 -2$ are $\pm \sqrt 2$ and the roots of $x^2 -3$ are $\pm \sqrt 3$ so to find ...
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Confusion about “horizontal composition” of natural transformations

I'm having trouble with an exercise from Rotman's Homological Algebra. It has to do with what Wikipedia calls "horizontal composition" of natural transformations. Namely, given $F, ...
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Smallest Graph that is Regular but not Vertex-Transitive?

I'm trying to find the smallest graph that is regular but not vertex-transitive, where by smallest I mean "least number of vertices", and if two graphs have the same number of vertices, then the ...
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Problem with understanding homomorphism

Let $G$ be the group of all matrices of the form $\begin{pmatrix} 1 & a & b \\ 0 & 1 & c \\ 0 & 0 & 1 \\ \end{pmatrix}$, $a,b,c \in \mathbb R$, ...
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How do I show a mapping is a homomorphism?

I don't want to make this question too broad, or non-specific. I'll will discuss a simple situation so we can all share a common context, but my question is less about this particular group, and more ...
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Do normal group endomorphisms form a normal submonoid?

What it says on the tin. A group endomorphism $v\colon G\to G$ is called normal if $v(aba^{-1})=av(b)a^{-1}$ for all $a,b\in G$. Equivalently, the map $g\mapsto v(g^{-1})g$ is a group homomorphism. ...
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Homeomorphism form $(-1,1)$ to $\mathbb{R}$

I want to show that every open intervall $(a,b)$ is homeomorph to $\mathbb{R}$. On $(a,b)$ I chose the relative topology $\mathcal{T}_{(a,b)}$ and on $\mathbb{R}$ the trivial topology $\mathcal{T}$ ...
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Collections of Homomorphic (defined) structures via $f$

Long ago I read a text about a collection of algebraic sturctures all homomorphic (or isomorphic) via a unique homomorphism An Example similar to the construction I found was this: Lets take define ...
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What are morphisms in the category of sets $\mathbf{Set}$?

Do i understand correctly that morphisms in the category of sets $\mathbf{Set}$ are ordered triples $(f, A, B)$ where $f$ is a function $A\to B$? It seems that it is often claimed, even in the ...
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homomorphism $f: \mathbb{C}^* \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^*$ with multiplicative groups, prove that kernel of $f$ is infinite.

Let $f: \mathbb{C}^* \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^*$ be a homomorphism of the multiplicative group of complex numbers to the multiplicative group of real numbers. I need to show that the kernel of $f$ must ...
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Evaluation morphisms of formal power series and nilpotent elements

Given a commutative ring $A$, and a finitely presented (associative) $A$-algebra $B$, show that a morphism of $A$-algebras $A[[x]] \longrightarrow B$ is given by evaluation at an nilpotent element $ ...
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How Many Homomorphisms $\Bbb{Z}_4 \to \Bbb{Z}_8 \times \Bbb{Z}_{12} \times \Bbb{Z}_{15}$?

I know that the number of homomorphisms between $Z_n$ and $Z_m$ is $\gcd(m,n)$. However, I don't know what to do with these two questions: How many different homomorphisms exist: $\Bbb{Z}_4 \to ...
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Two Homomorphisms Question

As an exercise in automata and formal languages, we got two question which I would like to share with and ask you if I am on the right lane a) Give all homomorphism $\varphi:\mathbb{N} \rightarrow ...
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Is this morphism flat?

Suppose $X$ is a smooth projective curve over an algebraically closed field $k$. Is the morphism $ X \to \operatorname{Spec}(k) $ necessarily flat? What kind of conditions on the above morphism are ...
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Finite fiber- unramified morphisms

I'm in trouble understandig the proof of Proposition 3.2 Chapter 1 of Milne's Book "Étale Cohomology". Let $f:Y\rightarrow X$ be locally of finite-type. The following are equivalent. $(a)$ f is ...
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Order of $M(x)$, where $M\colon G\to H$ is an injective homomorphism

Let $M\colon G\to H$ be a homomorphism and let $x$ be in $G$. Suppose that $x$ has order $k$. Show that if $M$ is injective the order of $M(x)$ equals order of $x$. My approach: ...
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How do morphisms in a comma category single out commuting squares?

I'm trying to teach myself the rudiments of Category Theory. I have a doubt about the definition of comma categories, more precisely about the morphisms. Suppose have two functors ...
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Space of morhisms of representations, its dimension in special case

The symmetric group $S_n$ acts linearly on $\mathbb{C}^n$, hence it brings up to the representation in $\Lambda^m\mathbb{C}^n$. The goal is to evaluate the dimension of morphisms ...
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Generalizing central automorphism group condition to endomorphisms

Given a group $G$, we can define its central automorphism group by $$\operatorname{Aut}_c(G)= C_{\operatorname{Aut}(G)}(\operatorname{Inn}(G)) = \{ \phi\in\operatorname{Aut}(G) : \phi(g)g^{-1} \in ...
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Two isomorphism questions

Let G = (C - {0}, mult.), and let U be the subgroup U = {x+yi such that x^2 + y^2 = 1}. Use the Fundamental Theorem to show that: a) G/U is isomorphic to (R>0, mult.) b) G/R>0 is isomorphic to U. ...
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Epimorphism (abelian group)

Let $(G,\cdot), (H,*)$ Groups and $f: G\rightarrow H$ an Epimorphism. Show that: If G is an abelian group, then H is also an abelian group. Is the reversal of this proposition also true? My idea: ...
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Classification of endomorphisms in infinite dimension

I'm interested in the following question : let $E$ be an infinite dimensional vector space and $u$ some endomorphism of $E$. We consider endomorphisms equivalent to $u$, that is, of the form $\alpha ...
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How to show there is only one homomorphism between $\mathbb Z_{25}$ and $S_4$?

Show that there is only one homomorphism from $\mathbb Z_{25}$ to $S_4$. How do i approach this question? If anyone could give me a hint or some guidelines that would be great.
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How is this map a well-defined homomorphism?

If $f: R \rightarrow S$ is a homomorphism of rings with kernel $K$, and $I$ is an ideal in $R$ such that $I \subset K$. The hypothesis is that the map $\overline{f}: R/I \rightarrow S$ given by ...
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No isomorphism between $(\mathbb R,+)$ and $(\mathbb R^*, \times)$

My goal is to disprove the existence of an isomorphism between $(\mathbb R,+)$ and $(\mathbb R^*, \times)$. I proceeded by contradiction. Suppose $f$ is such a map. Then $$f(0-0)=f(0)f(-0)=-f(0)^2$$ ...
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Question about automorphisms

Let G be a finite abelian group and let n be a positive integer relatively prime to |G|. a. Show that the mapping ϕ(x)=x^n is an automorphism of G. b. Show that every x∈G has an nth root, i.e., for ...
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Boolean endomorphisms vs endofunctions on finite sets

I stumbled upon a funny fact: Let $\mathbf{Bool} = \{0, 1 \}$. For all functions $f: \mathbf{Bool} \to \mathbf{Bool}$ it is the case that $f^3 = f$. This got me excited and I was wondering whether ...
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How to use flatness here?

Let $X\to S$ be a scheme. Definition: A relative effective Cartier divisor on $X/S$ is a closed subscheme $D\subset X$ such that the ideal sheaf $I$ of $D$ is invertible and $D\to S$ is flat. Let ...
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Differences between nilpotent and pointwise nilpotent endomorphisms.

Consider an endomorphism of a module $f:M\rightarrow M$. We have that $f$ is pointwise nilpotent if $\forall x\in M,\ \exists n,\ n\in \mathbb N$ such that $f^{n}(x)=0$. I already know that the ...
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Relative effective Cartier divisors

I have two different definitions of a relative effective Cartier divisor. The first one is a bit outdated and defines the notion over analytic spaces, in the following way: Definition 1: Let $X$ be ...
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Morphisms, Splitting Fields, and Primitive Cube Roots

Let $\alpha=\sqrt[3]2$ and $\omega=e^{2\pi i/3}$, and let $K=\mathbb{Q}[\alpha,\omega]$ be the splitting field of $f(x)=x^3-2$ over $\mathbb{Q}.$ Determine all morphisms $K\to K$. Ok, so I have ...
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$k$-algebra homomorphisms

I would like to ask if the following is true: Let $A$ be a $k$-algebra where $k$ is any field. If we have a $k$-algebra homomorphism $f:A\rightarrow k$, does it follow that $\ker(f)$ is a maximal ...
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Proving the Frobenius map is an endomorphism

I have prime $p$, and $K$ a field such that $p \cdot 1 = 1+1+\cdots+1 = 0$. I am asked to prove that $F: K \rightarrow K$, $a \mapsto a^p$ is a ring homomorphism. I can prove this for ...
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Say $K=\mathbb Q(2^{1/3})$. Determine all endomorphisms of $K$.

Say $K=\mathbb Q(2^{1/3})$. Determine all endomorphisms of $K$, and justify your answer. Hint: Say $f(x)= x^3-2$. How many roots of $f$ are in $K$? For this I know $x^3-2$ has 1 real root, ...
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Isomorphism of R-modules

Does somebody has an example where the left $R$-modules $R^m$ and $R^n$ are isomorphic for all positive integers $m$, and $n$?
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Isomorphisms and the Fundamental Homomorphism Theorem

Let $$ R=\left\{ \begin{bmatrix} a & b \\ 0 & a \end{bmatrix} : a,b∈ℝ\right\}⊂M_2(ℝ) $$ and $$ I=\left\{ \begin{bmatrix} 0 & b \\ 0 & 0 \end{bmatrix}: b∈ℝ\right\}. $$ Identify the ...
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group,subgroup and isomorphism

I study group theory now but I could not understand isomorphisms very well. In the book that I study I have seen that; $\mathbb{Z}_6=\{0,1,2,3,4,5\}$ is given and $H=\{0,2\}$ is a subgroup of the ...
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Automorphism of $\mathbb{Z}\rtimes\mathbb{Z}$

I'm looking for a description of $\mathrm{Aut}(\mathbb{Z}\rtimes\mathbb{Z})$. I've tried an unsuccessfully combinatorical approac, does anymore have some hints? Thank you.
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Finding homomorphisms and kernels from a given ring R

Give the following rings $R$ and ideals $I$ find a ring $S$ and a homomorphism $f:R \rightarrow S$ with kernel $I$ i) $R=\mathbb{Q} [x], I=(x^{2}-2)R$ ii)$R=\mathbb{Z}[i], I=2R$ (Gaussian Integers) ...
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number of automorphisms for group in order 169

Let $G$ be a group with order 169. Prove number of automorphisms is at least 143. I thought that 169 is 13 squared so maybe G isomorphic to $ Z_{169} $ but I dont have any idea. How can I solve ...
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Hypercube and dihedral group

Let $G_n$ denote the subgroup of the orthogonal group $O_n$ of elements that send the hypercube to itself, the group of symmetries $C_n$, including the orientation-reversing symmetries. It would ...
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Homomorphism on the group of isometries

Prove that the map $f: M \rightarrow \{1,r\}$ defined by $t_a \rho_{\theta} \mapsto 1$, $t_a \rho_{\theta}r \mapsto r$ is a homomorphism. M denotes the set of isometries of the plane; r the reflexion ...
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Can objects repeat in commutative diagrams?

Are objects allowed to repeat in commutative diagrams? This seems to be necessary when representing endomorphisms such as the morphism $f : X \to X$ in the category $\mathbf{Set}$, such as when $f$ is ...
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Exponentials “commutes” explicitly

i have a question about exponentials in a category $\Bbb{A}$. I have to prove that the following holds: $C^{A\times B}\cong(C^A)^B$. Therefore i have to give two arrows. This can be done on an ...
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Functor whose values on morphisms are monomorphisms

Is there a name for a functor whose values on morphisms are monomorphisms?
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A notation for a morphism in a thin category

Consider a thin category with objects $A\leq B$. There exists a unique morphism $A\rightarrow B$. Is there a standard notation for this morphism (given $A$ and $B$)?
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Is the ring $\mathbb{Z}_5[x]$ isomorphic to the ring of polynomial functions from $\mathbb{Z}_5$ to $\mathbb{Z}_5$?

Is the ring $\mathbb{Z}_5[x]$ isomorphic to the ring of polynomial functions from $\mathbb{Z}_5$ to $\mathbb{Z}_5$? If not, what is a good counterexample? If yes, how can we prove that there's a ...
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Morphisms of complexes chain [closed]

I have a small question: Why is the following true? "If we have a continuous mapping between two topological spaces $f:X\rightarrow Y$, we can associate a morphism of chain complexes $f_*\colon ...
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What is the product and coproduct of Morphism category(Arrow category)?

Given category C, Its morphism category D means a category that has 1) "morphisms of C" as its objects 2) "pair (f,g) s.t. the diagram(square) commutes" as its morphisms The above definition is ...