Groups of order 6

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This article gives information about, and links to more details on, groups of order 6
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There are, up to isomorphism, two groups of order 6, indicated in the table below:

Group GAP ID (second part) Abelian?
symmetric group:S3 1 No
cyclic group:Z6 2 Yes

There are many ways of demonstrating that there are only two groups of order six, including simply looking at the possible multiplication tables. One of the general approaches is via the classification of groups of order a product of two distinct primes. Since 6 = 3 \cdot 2 and 2 \mid (3 - 1), the number 6 falls in the two isomorphism classes case in that classification.

Specific information

Information type For symmetric group:S3 For cyclic group:Z6
element structure element structure of symmetric group:S3 element structure of cyclic group:Z6
subgroup structure subgroup structure of symmetric group:S3 subgroup structure of cyclic group:Z6
linear representation theory linear representation theory of symmetric group:S3 linear representation theory of cyclic group:Z6
endomorphism structure endomorphism structure of symmetric group:S3 endomorphism structure of cyclic group:Z6