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1. ### Solving a Differential Equation

Homework Statement $P^{'}(t)+(\lambda +\mu )P(t)=\lambda$ I have never worked with differential equations before and I am trying to work off of the one example we did in class, but I can't figure out where I am going wrong. Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution...
2. ### Covariance of Binomial Random Variables

Homework Statement Let X be the number of 1's and Y be the number of 2's that occur in n rolls of a fair die. Find Cov(X, Y) Homework Equations Cov(X,Y) = E(XY) - E(X)E(Y) The Attempt at a Solution Both X and Y are binomial with parameters n and 1/6. Thus it is easy to find E(X)...
3. ### Interpretation of random variable

Homework Statement The probability mass function of a random variable X is: P(X=k) = (r+k-1 C r-1)pr(1-p)k Give an interpretation of X. Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution The PMF looks like the setup for a binomial random variable. The first combination looks like you...
4. ### Probability of the Union of Indepedent Events

Homework Statement Show that if A1, A2, ..., An are independent events then P(A1 U A2 U ... An) = 1 - [1-P(A1)][1-P(A2)]...[1-P(An)] Homework Equations If A and B are independent then the probability of their intersection is P(A)P(B). The same can also be said of AC and B. The...
5. ### Proving Non-Simplicity

Homework Statement Let G be a finite group. Prove that if some conjugacy class has exactly two elements then G can't be simple Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution I originally proved this accidentally assuming that G is abelian, which it isn't. So say x and y are...
6. ### Sylow Subgroups of Symmetric Groups

Homework Statement Find a set of generators for a p-Sylow subgroup K of Sp2 . Find the order of K and determine whether it is normal in Sp2 and if it is abelian. Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution So far I have that the order of Sp2 is p2!. So p2 is the highest power of...
7. ### Finding Torsion Coefficients

Homework Statement Let G be a finite abelian group and let #(n) signify the number of elements x in G which satisfy x^n = e. Find the torsion coefficients of G when #(2)=16, #(4)=32, #(3)=9, #(9)=81 and x^36=e for all x in G. Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution I really...
8. ### Sylow Subgroups

Homework Statement If J is a subgroup of G whose order is a power of a pirme p, prove that J must be contained in a Sylow p-subgroup of G. (Take H to be a Sylow p-subgroup of G and let X be the set of left cosets of H. Define an action of G on X by g(xH) = gxH and consider the induced action...
9. ### Group Actions on Truncated Octahedron

Homework Statement Let G be the group of rotational symmetries of the octahedron and consider the action of G on the edges of the truncated octahedron. Describe the orbits of this action. Choose one representative element in each orbit. Describe the stabilizers of these representative...
10. ### Symmetry Groups and Group Actions

Homework Statement I would like to find the number of distinct elements in S17 that are made up of two 4-cycles and three 3-cycles. Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution This seems like a very simple question but since the group is so huge it's hard to figure out. I have...
11. ### Conjugacy Groups of A5

Homework Statement I am interested in proving that A5 has no normal subgroups except itself and {e}. The Attempt at a Solution Some proofs that I have seen use centralizers to do this, but since I haven't gone through that yet I think there should be some say to do it without them. My...
12. ### Subgroups and LaGrange's Theorem

Let H and K be finite subgroups of a group G whose orders are relatively prime. Show H and K have only the identity element in common. By LaGrange's theorem I know that the orders of H and K must divide the order of G. I have attempted a proof by contradiction but have had no luck arriving at...
13. ### Finding Isomorphisms

I have the group G whose elements are infinite sequences of integers (a1, a2, ...). These sequences combine termwise as such: (a1, a2,...)(b1, b2,...) = (a1+b2, a2+b2,...) I would like to find an isomorphism from G x Z (the direct product of G and the integers) to G as well as an isomorphism...
14. ### Showing Isomorphisms in Subgroups

Homework Statement Let G be a subset of Z x Z (direct product) where G = {(a,b)|a+b = 2k for some integer k}. I'd like to show that G is a proper subgroup of Z x Z and determine whether G is isomorphic to Z x Z. I am pretty sure I have shown that it is a proper subgroup but the isomorphism...
15. ### Showing Subgroups of a Permutation Group are Isomorphic

Define two subgroups of S6: G=[e, (123), (123)(456)] H=[e, (14), (123)(456)] Determine whether G and H are isomorphic. It seems as if they should be since they have the same cardinality and you can certainly map the elements to one another, but I don't know what other factors need to be...