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GT17. Symmetric and Alternating Groups

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Published on Jan 25, 2012

Abstract Algebra: We review symmetric and alternating groups. We show that S_n is generated by its 2-cycles and that A_n is generated by its 3-cycles. Applying the latter with the Conjugation Formula, we show that A_5 is simple.

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