Groups of order 15

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This article gives information about, and links to more details on, groups of order 15
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Up to isomorphism, there is a unique group of order 15, namely cyclic group:Z15, which is also the external direct product of cyclic group:Z3 and cyclic group:Z5.

The fact of uniqueness follows from the classification of groups of order a product of two distinct primes. Since 15 = 3 \cdot 5 and 3 does not divide (5 - 1), the number 15 falls in the one isomorphism class case.

Another way of viewing this is that 15 is a cyclicity-forcing number, i.e., any group of order 15 is cyclic. See the classification of cyclicity-forcing numbers to see the necessary and sufficient condition for a natural number to be cyclicity-forcing.