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Prove that g" = g-1 for all 9 E G and that G is abelian. IGI where XES]. 6. 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}.

Since (h, IN)(lH' n) = (h, n), we have also G = H* N*, while it is clear that H* n N* = 1. Finally (h, lNrl(lH' n)(h, IN) = (lH' nh"), which shows that N*

By transitivity there exist Y E Hand K E K such that x' = xy and y' = yK. Then KY(Y') maps (x, y) to (x, y'). y(y') = (x', y'), whence H '- K is transitive. (ii) Let S = (X x Y) x U and T = X x (Y x U). In the first place the map oc: r H {3-1 r{3 is clearly an isomorphism from Sym S to Sym T. Let us consider the image of (H'- K) '- L under this isomorphism. If Y E H, then (y(y»(u) maps ((x, y), u) to ((xy, y), u) and fixes ((x, yd, u 1) if U1 -# u or Y1 -# y: hence {3-1 (y(y)(u»{3 maps (x, (y, u» to (xy, (y, u» and fixes (x, (Y1' u 1» if (Y1' ud -# (y, u).

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