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Normal subgroups { the building blocks of the structure theory We have seen that the kernel of a group homomorphism ': G ! H is a subgroup of G. Our object here is to study a special property of this kind of subgroup, which turns out to be the key to the whole structure theory. Remark 1. If a 2 ker ' and g 2 G; then gag 2 ker '. Indeed, 1 '(gag ) = '(g)e'(g ) = e: 1 1 Let us formalize this property. De nition 2. A subgroup N of G is normal, written N / G, if gag 2 N for all a 2 N; g 2 G. We call an element of the form gag the conjugate of a by g; thus N is normal i N contains every conjugate of each element of N .

If ' is an isomorphism then o('(g)) = o(g), seen by applying this observation also to ' 1 . Proposition 12. Exp(G) is an invariant. Proof. Suppose ': G1 ! G2 is an isomorphism. Then exp(G1 ) = lcmfo(g) : g 2 G1 g = lcmfo('(g)): g 2 G1 g = exp(G2 ): For example Euler(8) has exponent 2 and thus cannot be isomorphic to (Z4; +). We shall introduce new invariants as the occasion requires. 26 Homomorphic Images Recalling that homomorphisms can relate two groups that are not necessarily isomorphic, we are interested in information concerning arbitrary homomorphisms, including what happens to subgroups.

2 2 Proof. 5. Take any two distinct elements a; b 6= e. By hypothesis o(a) = o(b) = 2, so hai; hbi are subgroups each of order 2, satisfying DP1 and DP3. But DP2 holds by remark 12, so G hai hbi Z2 Z2 (since any group of order 2 is cyclic and thus isomorphic to Z2). Example 15. Euler(8) and the Klein group are each isomorphic to Z2 Z. 2 Thus we begin to see that the direct product construction encompasses all of our examples of Abelian groups. Corollary 16. If jGj < 6 then G is Abelian, and isomorphic to one of the following groups: feg; Z; Z; Z; Z Z; Z: 2 3 4 2 2 5 Proof.

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