Section 7.3: Analysis

The idea that a subgroup can generate the original group is an interesting idea. The definition of a subgroup doesn’t mention anything about infinite subgroups, so they should be a possibility. (Later they are explicitly mentioned but only with cyclic subgroups.)

The center of a group is the set \{ a \in G | a g = g a \mbox{ for every }g\in G\} . Every example Hungerford gives only has the center being the identity element e or it fails to have a center. Theorem 7.5 part one states that the set G has a unique identity element. The identity element obviously meets this characteristic, but what other cases are valid?

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