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ERIC Number: EJ1017592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0746-8342
A Typology for Finite Groups
Tou, Erik R
College Mathematics Journal, v44 n5 p432-436 Nov 2013
This project classifies groups of small order using a group's center as the key feature. Groups of a given order "n" are typed based on the order of each group's center. Students are led through a sequence of exercises that combine proof-writing, independent research, and an analysis of specific classes of finite groups (including the dihedral, symmetric, and alternating groups) to produce a list of groups of each possible type. The project can serve as a capstone experience that unifies group theory with expository mathematical writing.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
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