Help with abstract algebra

  1. Help with abstract algebra!!

    Here is my quetion.
    What is the order of the set of all 2x2 matricies (such that its entries a,b,c,d are between 0 and p-1), and whose determinant is
    congruent to 1 modulo p ?
    => Order of SL(2,Fp)
    thanks :)
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2005
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  3. Tom Mattson

    Tom Mattson 5,539
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