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Their sum is the remainder after division of a + b by n. This addition in Z/nZ is associative and commutative: (¯ a + ¯b) + c¯ = a ¯ + (¯b + c¯) a ¯ + ¯b = ¯b + a ¯. And a ¯ + ¯0 = ¯0 a ¯ + (−a) = ¯0 . For example, in Z/10Z, ¯5 + ¯7 = ¯2 , ¯4 + ¯6 = ¯0 . Multiplication can also be defined on Z/nZ: a ¯ · ¯b := ab . As with addition we can think of this as just multiplication modulo n for two numbers from {0, 1, . . , n − 1}. It too is associative and commutative, and 1¯ is the identity element.

How many 3-cycles are there in S4 ? Write them out. 5. How many 3-cycles are there in Sn for any n? How many r-cycles are there in Sn for an arbitrary r ≤ n? 6. Prove that if α is an r-cycle, then αr is the identity permutation. 7. Two permutations α and β are said to be disjoint if α(i) ̸= i implies that β(i) = i and β(j) ̸= j implies that α(j) = j . Prove that disjoint permutations commute with one another. 8. 4. EXERCISES a) ( ) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 4 6 7 1 5 2 8 3 9 b) ( ) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 6 1 7 5 4 2 8 9 3 9.

PERMUTATION GROUPS Output is in standard mathematical cycle notation. You can apply these functions to lists of permutations. {a,b} {( ) ( ) ( ) 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 , , , 2 6 4 5 3 1 4 6 2 5 1 3 6 2 3 5 4 1 ( ) } 1 2 3 4 5 6 6 4 1 5 2 3 Out[8]= These functions are useful for checking whether a set of permutations form a group. 4. SOFTWARE AND CALCULATIONS So 45 ( )−1 ( ) 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 = 2 3 1 5 4 3 1 2 5 4 is not in the set G and therefore G is not a permutation group. The function Group calculates the permutation group generated by a given set of permutations.