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150A Algebra Monica Vazirani November 3, 2010 Midterm Name: ID: Section: 1. (10 points) In parts (a)-(b), give a careful definition of the terms in boldface. It is set up in several cases that you can just complete the sentence. a. Let ϕ : G G 0 be a homomorphism. Then its kernel , ker ϕ = ... Solution: { g G | ϕ ( g ) = 1 0 } b. The order of an element a G is ... Solution: The smallest positive integer m Z > 0 such that a m = 1 . If no such finite m exists, we say the order is infinite. 2. (15 points) Let G be a group. Suppose x G has (finite) order s . Prove that x m = 1 if and only if s divides m . Solution: = If s | m then m = sk for some k Z . Then x m = x sk = ( x s ) k = 1 k = 1 . = By the Division Algorithm, we can write m = ks + r with 0 r < s (and k, r Z ). Because 1 = x m = x sk + r = ( x s ) k x r = 1 x r = x r , by the minimality of s , it must be that r = 0 . But then m = ks showing s | m .

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Name: ID: Section: 2 3. (20 points) In parts (a) - (d), determine if the given statements are True or False . If it is true, say so, and give a brief explanation. If it is false, say so, and give a counter-example
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