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Groups

Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 242)

Group theory arose from the study of polynomial equations. The solvability of an equation is determined by a group of permutations of its roots; before Abel [1824] and Galois [1830] mastered this relationship, it led Lagrange [1770] and Cauchy [1812] to investigate permutations and prove forerunners of the theorems that bear their names.

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Normal Subgroup Cyclic Group Binary Operation Identity Element Free Product 
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