Z/nZ is cyclic, so it has at least one generator, call it x. we only need to subject this generator to one relation to recover all the algebraic behavior of Z/nZ:
x^n = e.
(this is a really simple example, so don't over-think it).
Dummit and Foote Section 1.2 Dihedral Groups Exercise 15 reads as follows:
Find a set of generators and relations for /n
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If you particularize the problem to say /4 then 1 + 4 is a generator and so is 3 + .
But relations??? Are there any?
I guess then 1 + n is a generator for /n . Is that correct? Other generators? Relations???
Can someone please clarify and help?
Peter
Z/nZ is cyclic, so it has at least one generator, call it x. we only need to subject this generator to one relation to recover all the algebraic behavior of Z/nZ:
x^n = e.
(this is a really simple example, so don't over-think it).