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### Fields - Proof that every multiple of zero equals zero

This is one of my first proofs about fields. Please feed back and criticise in every way (including style and details). Let $(F, +, \cdot)$ be a field. Non-trivially, $\textit{associativity}$ implies ...
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### Proof that group is commutative if every element is its inverse (feedback wanted)

This is one of my first proofs about groups. Please feed back and criticise in every way (including style & language). Axiom names (see Wikipedia) are italicised. $e$ denotes the identity element. ...
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### Groups - Prove that every element equals inverse of inverse of element

This is my first proof about groups. Please feed back and criticise in every way (including style & language). Axiom names (see Wikipedia) are italicised. We use $^{-1}$ to denote inverse ...
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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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### 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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### Prove that the field of quotients of an integral domain $D$ is the smallest field containing $D$. . My Attempt Shown

Let $D$ be an integral domain and let $F$ be the field of quotients of $D$. Show that if $E$ is any field that contains $D$, then, $E$ contains a sub field that is ring isomorphic to $F$. Hence, the ...
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### Suppose that $n$ divides $m$ and that $a$ is an idempotent of $Z_n$. Show that the mapping $x \rightarrow ax$ is a ring homomorphism

Suppose that $n$ divides $m$ and that $a$ is an idempotent of $Z_n$. Show that the mapping $x \rightarrow ax$ is a ring homomorphism Attempt: Let $\Phi: Z_m \rightarrow Z_n$ be a ring homomorphism ...
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### Let $F$ be a field. Show that the field of quotients of $F$ is ring isomorphic to $F$. My Attempt Shown

Let $F$ be a field. Show that the field of quotients of $F$ is ring isomorphic to $F$. Attempt: Let $F'$ be the field of Quotients of the field $F$. Let $\Phi:F \rightarrow F'$ such that ...
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### Proof of coset and normal subgroup

I have this question: Let $G$ be a group, $a,b\in G$ and let $H$ be a subgroup of $G$. i) Give the definition of the coset $aH$ ii) Prove that $aH = bH$ if and only if $a^{-1}b\in H$ ...
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### Proving $M_p$ is maximal in $C[0,1]$

Let $M_p$ be the ideal of those continuous functions of $C[0,1]$ which have $p\in [0,1]$ as a zero. It is a commonly known fact that $M_p$ is a maximal ideal. However, the proof is generally ...
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### Counter example of monotone union [duplicate]

I saw this exercise in "Elements of Abstract and Linear Algebra" by E. H. Connell: Suppose $G$ is a group. Suppose $T$ is an index set and for each $t \in T$, $H_t$ is a subgroup of $G$. Furthermore, ...
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### Monotone Union of subgroups being subgroup

I saw this exercise in a book: Suppose $G$ is a group. Suppose $T$ is an index set and for each $t \in T$, $H_t$ is a subgroup of $G$. Furthermore, if $\{H_t\}$ is a monotonic collection, show that ...
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### Algebra subgroup question

Let $G$ be a group, and let $H$ be a subgroup of $G$. Define $$C_G(H) := \lbrace g \in G \mid h \in H :gh=hg \rbrace.$$ (The set $C_G(G)$ is called the centralizer of $H$ in $G$.) Show that $C_G(H)$ ...
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### Proof Check: automorphism sends primitive root to primitive root

I was just wondering if this is a valid proof. I am assuming knowledge that if $\phi$ is an automorphism of a numeric field the $\phi$ fixes $\mathbb{Q}$. Also, if $\phi \in$ ...
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### Orbit-Stabiliser Theorem Application

Question Let $G$ be the symmetric group $S_n$ acting on the $n$ points $\lbrace 1, 2, 3, . . . , n\rbrace$, let $g\in S_n$ be the n-cycle $(1,2,3,. . . , n)$. By applying the Orbit-Stabiliser Theorem ...
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### Let $f$ and $g$ be two group homomorphisms from $G$ to $G'$. Is $H$ a subgroup of $G$?

Can someone please verify this? Let $f$ and $g$ be two group homomorphisms from $G$ to $G'$. Let $H \subset G$ be the subset $\{x \in G: f(x)=g(x)\}$. Is $H$ a subgroup of $G$? Let $e$ and $e'$ ...
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### Prove that the center of a group is normal.

Can someone please verify this? Prove that the center of a group is normal. let $G$ be a group, and let $\operatorname{Z}(G)$ denote its center. Let $g \in G$ and $z \in \operatorname{Z}(G)$. ...
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### Show that $f:\mathbb{R}^+ \longrightarrow \mathbb{C}^\times$ defined by $f(x)=e^{ix}$ is a homomorphism

Can someone please verify my proof? Show that $f:\mathbb{R}^+ \longrightarrow \mathbb{C}^\times$ defined by $f(x)=e^{ix}$ is a homomorphism, and determine its kernel and image. Let $x$ and $y$ ...
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### Which of the following groups are subgroups?

I've written an answer for an exercise in Artin's algebra. Can someone please verify it? Which of the following groups are subgroups? (a) $GL_n(\mathbb{R}) \subset GL_n(\mathbb{C})$ (b) ...
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### Artin algebra chapter 2.3 exercises

I've written some proofs from Artin's book. Can someone please verify them? Prove that the additive group $\mathbb{R}^+$ of real numbers is isomorphic to the multiplicative group $P$ of positive ...
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### Artin chapter 2 exercises

I've written some solutions to Artin's exercises. Can someone please verify them? Assume the equation $xyz = 1$ holds for a group $G$. Does it follow that $yzx=1$? That $yxz=1$? We first show ...
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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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### Polynomial irreducible - maximal ideal

I have a couple of ideals which I wonder if I correctly classify as maximal/prime ideal. $I_1 = \langle 2x^2 + 9x -3\rangle$, $I_2 = \langle x - 1\rangle$ $\mathbf 1)$ Is $I_1$ a maximal ideal in ...
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### Group Homomorphism Questions (my attempts shown)

(a) Let $p$ be a prime. Determine the number of homomorphisms from $\Bbb Z_p \oplus \Bbb Z_p$ into $\Bbb Z_p$. Attempt: Suppose $\Psi:Z_p \oplus Z_p \rightarrow Z_p$ is an into homomorphism. ...
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### Is my solution correct? Finite abelian groups are CLT groups.

I want to solve the following exercise from Dummit & Foote's Abstract Algebra text: Use Cauchy's Theorem and induction to show that a finite abelian group has a subgroup of order $n$ for each ...
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### Dual of Schanuel lemma

This is an exercise from Rotman, Introduction to homological algebra. Given exact sequences of $R$-modules \begin{array}{ccccccccc} 0 & \longrightarrow & M & \overset{i}{\longrightarrow} ...
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The minimal polynomial of the matrix $A = (\begin{smallmatrix} 0 & -1 \\ 1 & 0 \end{smallmatrix})$ is $x^2 + 1$. (At least, I think so - how can one be sure about this?) If we think of this ...
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### Verification of step in a proof of the decomposition of primary f.g torsion modules over PIDs?

I was reading about the decomposition of finitely generated primary torsion modules over PIDs, and though of an alternative way to do the "inductive" step. Since it is substantially simpler than the ...
### $\hom_{\mathbb{Z}}(\mathbb{Z}_n, G) \cong G[n]$
I'm doing this exercise: G is an abelian group, prove that $$\hom_{\mathbb{Z}}(\mathbb{Z}_n, G) \cong G[n]= \lbrace g \in G | ng = 0 \rbrace$$ My attempt: Let's consider the exact sequence  0 \to ...