By David S. Dummit, Richard M. Foote

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16 Groups for Undergraduates Say G is a group and H C G is a subgroup, we'll let N(H) c G denote {g E G : gHg- 1 = H } . We know N(H) is a subgroup of G: in fact it is the stabilizer of H in the set of subgroups of G, upon which G acts by conjugation. We call N(H ) the normalizer of H in G because it is the largest subgroup of G which contains H as a normal subgroup. By the orbit-stabilizer theorem, there is a bijection between the set of cosets gN(H) of N(H) and the set of conjugate subgroups of H.

Let n = ab. 1 . 1 Theorem. The rule assigning to any integer c modulo n the pair (c mod a, c mod b) is an isomorphism of commu tative rings 'll,/n'll, teger rxa mod n where x and y are chosen such that --t Z/ a'll, x 'll,/b'll,. In addition, the inverse isomorphism assigns to a pair ( q mod xa qy b + + yb = 1. P roof. a, a r mod b) the in The prescribed rule is clearly a homomorphism of commutative rings, so the only issue is whether it is a bijection. Therefore, it only remains to check that the purported inverse isomorphism is in fact an inverse function.

3 n that the first factor above is a multiple of p - 2 - i . Therefore k n 2 the product is congruent to zero modulo p - -i + , and we k = k' are reduced to showing that k - 2 - j � 0 when k � 2. When j = 0 this is clear. Otherwise, k is a multiple of pi , so certainly k � pi , and it suffices to show pi - s - j � 0 when j � 1. This is true, since we are assuming p is an odd prime, and therefore p � 3. P roof of part (ii) . This is similar to part ( i), and it is left to the reader to make the necessary adjustments.