Quiz:Symmetric group:S3

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See symmetric group:S3. We take the symmetric group on the set \{ 1,2,3 \} of size three.

Elements

See element structure of symmetric group:S3 for full details.

Review the multiplication table in cycle decomposition notation: [SHOW MORE]


Review the multiplication table in one-line notation: [SHOW MORE]


Review the conjugacy class structure: [SHOW MORE]

1 What is the number of non-identity elements of the symmetric group of degree three?

2
3
4
5
6

2 How many elements are there of order exactly three in the symmetric group of degree three?

2
3
4
5
6

3 What can we say about the order of the product of two distinct elements, each of order exactly two, in the symmetric group of degree three?

The product must be the identity element
The product must have order two
The product can have order either 1 or 2
The product must have order three
The product can have order either 1 or 3

4 What can we say about the order of the product of two distinct elements, each of order exactly three, in the symmetric group of degree three?

The product must be the identity element
The product must have order two
The product can have order either 1 or 2
The product must have order three
The product can have order either 1 or 3

5 Which of the following is false in the symmetric group of degree three?

Any two elements of the same order are conjugate
Every element is conjugate to its inverse
Any two elements generating the same cyclic subgroup are conjugate
Any two elements that together generate the whole group are conjugate
None of the above, i.e., they are all true

6 Which of the following is a correct description of the conjugacy class structure of the symmetric group of degree three?

Conjugacy class of size 1 and order (of elements in the conjugacy class) 1, conjugacy class of size 2 and order (of elements in the conjugacy class) 2, conjugacy class of size 3 and order (of elements in the conjugacy class) 3
Conjugacy class of size 1 and order (of elements in the conjugacy class) 1, conjugacy class of size 2 and order (of elements in the conjugacy class) 3, conjugacy class of size 3 and order (of elements in the conjugacy class) 2
Conjugacy class of size 1 and order (of elements in the conjugacy class) 2, conjugacy class of size 2 and order (of elements in the conjugacy class) 1, conjugacy class of size 3 and order (of elements in the conjugacy class) 3
Conjugacy class of size 1 and order (of elements in the conjugacy class) 2, conjugacy class of size 2 and order (of elements in the conjugacy class) 3, conjugacy class of size 3 and order (of elements in the conjugacy class) 1
Conjugacy class of size 1 and order (of elements in the conjugacy class) 3, conjugacy class of size 2 and order (of elements in the conjugacy class) 1, conjugacy class of size 3 and order (of elements in the conjugacy class) 2
Conjugacy class of size 1 and order (of elements in the conjugacy class) 3, conjugacy class of size 2 and order (of elements in the conjugacy class) 2, conjugacy class of size 3 and order (of elements in the conjugacy class) 1

Subgroups

Summary table on the structure of subgroups: [SHOW MORE]

1 What are the possible orders of subgroups of the symmetric group of degree three?

1 and 6 only
1, 2, and 6 only
1, 3, and 6 only
1, 2, 3, and 6 only
1, 4, and 6 only
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 only

2 What are the possible orders of normal subgroups of the symmetric group of degree three?

1 and 6 only
1, 2, and 6 only
1, 3, and 6 only
1, 2, 3, and 6 only
1, 4, and 6 only
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 only