Direct Products and the Classification of Finite Abelian Groups

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Part of the Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series book series (SUMS)

Abstract

We can now determine the structure of finite abelian groups. In particular, every such group is isomorphic to a direct product of cyclic groups, each having prime power order. The proof of this result is our main goal in the present chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematical SciencesLakehead UniversityThunder BayCanada

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