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Unformatted text preview: Math 913, Spring 2011 HW 2 Due Wednesday, 27 April 2011 1. Let m : V W D be a nondegenerate pairing. For finite dimensional U V and Y W , let Y 1 be a complement to ( U Y ) in W and let U 1 be a complement to ( Y U ) in V . Set U = U U 1 and Y = Y Y 1 . Prove that the restriction of m to U Y is nondegenerate with dim U = dim y 2 max(dim U , dim Y ). 2. (a) Prove that the group G is simple if and only if for every pair of nonidentity elements g and h in G it is possible to write h as the product of a finite number of conjugates of g and g 1 . (b) State and prove the corresponding result for quasisimple G . (Recall that G is quasisimple provided it is perfect G = G and G/Z ( G ) is simple.) 3. Let { G i  i I } be a directed system of subgroups in the group G , which is to say that G = S i I G i and that for every i,j I there is a k I with h G i ,G j i G k . Prove that if each G i is quasisimple, then G is quasisimple.is quasisimple....
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