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Solutions for Chapter 5: Permutation Groups

Contemporary Abstract Algebra | 8th Edition | ISBN: 9781133599708 | Authors: Joseph Gallian

Full solutions for Contemporary Abstract Algebra | 8th Edition

ISBN: 9781133599708

Contemporary Abstract Algebra | 8th Edition | ISBN: 9781133599708 | Authors: Joseph Gallian

Solutions for Chapter 5: Permutation Groups

Solutions for Chapter 5
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Textbook: Contemporary Abstract Algebra
Edition: 8
Author: Joseph Gallian
ISBN: 9781133599708

Summary of Chapter 5: Permutation Groups

In this chapter, we study certain groups of functions, called permutation groups, from a set A to itself.

This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Contemporary Abstract Algebra was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9781133599708. Chapter 5: Permutation Groups includes 85 full step-by-step solutions. Since 85 problems in chapter 5: Permutation Groups have been answered, more than 238747 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Contemporary Abstract Algebra , edition: 8.

Key Math Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Characteristic equation det(A - AI) = O.

    The n roots are the eigenvalues of A.

  • Commuting matrices AB = BA.

    If diagonalizable, they share n eigenvectors.

  • Complete solution x = x p + Xn to Ax = b.

    (Particular x p) + (x n in nullspace).

  • Conjugate Gradient Method.

    A sequence of steps (end of Chapter 9) to solve positive definite Ax = b by minimizing !x T Ax - x Tb over growing Krylov subspaces.

  • Cyclic shift

    S. Permutation with S21 = 1, S32 = 1, ... , finally SIn = 1. Its eigenvalues are the nth roots e2lrik/n of 1; eigenvectors are columns of the Fourier matrix F.

  • Dot product = Inner product x T y = XI Y 1 + ... + Xn Yn.

    Complex dot product is x T Y . Perpendicular vectors have x T y = O. (AB)ij = (row i of A)T(column j of B).

  • Hankel matrix H.

    Constant along each antidiagonal; hij depends on i + j.

  • Hilbert matrix hilb(n).

    Entries HU = 1/(i + j -1) = Jd X i- 1 xj-1dx. Positive definite but extremely small Amin and large condition number: H is ill-conditioned.

  • Multiplicities AM and G M.

    The algebraic multiplicity A M of A is the number of times A appears as a root of det(A - AI) = O. The geometric multiplicity GM is the number of independent eigenvectors for A (= dimension of the eigenspace).

  • Particular solution x p.

    Any solution to Ax = b; often x p has free variables = o.

  • Permutation matrix P.

    There are n! orders of 1, ... , n. The n! P 's have the rows of I in those orders. P A puts the rows of A in the same order. P is even or odd (det P = 1 or -1) based on the number of row exchanges to reach I.

  • Pivot columns of A.

    Columns that contain pivots after row reduction. These are not combinations of earlier columns. The pivot columns are a basis for the column space.

  • Plane (or hyperplane) in Rn.

    Vectors x with aT x = O. Plane is perpendicular to a =1= O.

  • Projection matrix P onto subspace S.

    Projection p = P b is the closest point to b in S, error e = b - Pb is perpendicularto S. p 2 = P = pT, eigenvalues are 1 or 0, eigenvectors are in S or S...L. If columns of A = basis for S then P = A (AT A) -1 AT.

  • Projection p = a(aTblaTa) onto the line through a.

    P = aaT laTa has rank l.

  • Schwarz inequality

    Iv·wl < IIvll IIwll.Then IvTAwl2 < (vT Av)(wT Aw) for pos def A.

  • Special solutions to As = O.

    One free variable is Si = 1, other free variables = o.

  • Spectral Theorem A = QAQT.

    Real symmetric A has real A'S and orthonormal q's.

  • Spectrum of A = the set of eigenvalues {A I, ... , An}.

    Spectral radius = max of IAi I.

  • Stiffness matrix

    If x gives the movements of the nodes, K x gives the internal forces. K = ATe A where C has spring constants from Hooke's Law and Ax = stretching.