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By Derek J. S. Robinson

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ISBN-13: 9780387944616

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As an additive group and a multiplicative monoid which satisfies the left distributive law, F(G) is a type of algebraic system known as a left near ring. Let End G denote the set of all endomorphisms of G; thus {O, 1} S;; End G s;; F(G). If~, f3 E End G, then ~f3 E End G, so that the End G is a multiplicative submonoid of F(G). The sum ~ + f3 need not be an endomorphism, but in case it is, ~ and f3 are said to be additive. 1. Let ~, f3 be endomorph isms of a group G. Then ~ + f3 is an endomorphism if and only if every element of 1m ~ commutes with every element of 1m f3.

Permutation Groups and Group Actions If X is a nonempty set, a subgroup G of the symmetric group Sym X is called a permutation group on X. The degree of the permutation group is the cardinality of X. , elements) x and y of X are said to be G-equivalent if there exists a permutation n in G such that xn = y. It is easy to see that this relation is an equivalence relation on X. The equivalence classes are known as G-orbits, the orbit containing x being of course {xnln E G}. Thus X is partitioned into G-orbits.

If S ::;; G, define sa to be {sal s E S}, the image of the restriction exls of ex to S (which is a homomorphism). Thus sa ::;; 1m ex. Conversely suppose that T::;; 1m ex and define T* = {x E Glx a E T}; this is the preimage (or inverse image) of T. It is evident from the definition that T* ::;; G and (T*)a = T; notice also that T* contains Ker ex. Utilizing this notation it is easy to describe the subgroups of 1m ex. 6. The functions S r-+ sa and T r-+ T* are mutually inverse bijections between the set of subgroups of G that contain Ker ex and the set of subgroups of 1m ex.

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