It's not just possible. That's the definition of a cyclic group. Cyclic groups are groups generated by a single element.
It's not just possible. That's the definition of a cyclic group. Cyclic groups are groups generated by a single element.
So far as I know, the phrase "one generator" and "generated by a single element" mean the same thing.
[EDIT]: See below for a correction of the understanding here.
I'm not an algebraist, but that's my understanding. The wiki page to which I linked before has a precise definition of the term. It says, "In group theory, a cyclic group is a group that can be generated by a single element, in the sense that the group has an element g (called a 'generator' of the group) such that, when written multiplicatively, every element of the group is a power of g (a multiple of g when the notation is additive)."
Does that answer your question?
Oops. I have to be careful here. A cyclic group can be generated by only one generator. However, it may not be the case that every element in a cyclic group generates the whole group. In addition, more than one element in the group may generate the group. In for example, every element except the identity generates the group.
,.,.thnx a lot sir,.,now i understand,.,.one last question sir,.,.i find it easy now to find examples of cyclic groups with more than one generator such as Z7 and Z6,.,.but im having a hard tym looking for a cyclic group with one generator,.,can u give me an example??thnk u so much for ur help sir,.,
I would write that group additively as {0,1} using addition modulo 2, or multiplicatively as {-1,1} using regular multiplication. I think {e,1} might be a bit confusing unless it's understood that you're talking about a multiplicative group, and e = 0.
You're very welcome for whatever help I could provide.
the number of generators of a cyclic group of order is and the number of generators of an infinite cyclic group is . to see this, suppose is a cyclic group of order . then we know that the order of an element of , say , is . so is a generator of if and only if and this proves what i said.
if you want your group to have one generator only, it means which has two solutions: