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Here the left-hand side means “apply the group element g to α, in the given action on Ω1 , and then map across to Ω2 using f ”, while the right-hand side means “map to Ω2 using f , and then apply g using the action on Ω2 ”. Another way that this is commonly expressed is that the following diagram commutes, in the sense that all routes through the diagram following the arrows give the same result: f g↓ → Ω2 ↓g Ω1 → Ω2 Ω1 f The gs on left and right refer to the two actions. Recall that, if G acts on Ω, then the stabiliser Stab(α) of a point α is Stab(α) = {g ∈ G : αg = α}.

Proof Suppose that N is a non-trivial normal subgroup of G. Then N is transitive, so N ≤ Stab(α). Since Stab(α) is a maximal subgroup of G, we have N Stab(α) = G. Let g be any element of G. Write g = nh, where n ∈ N and h ∈ Stab(α). Then gAg−1 = nhAh−1 n−1 = nAn−1 , since A is normal in Stab(α). Since N is normal in G we have gAg−1 ≤ NA. Since the conjugates of A generate G we see that G = NA. Hence G/N = NA/N ∼ = A/(A ∩ N) is abelian, whence N ≥ G , and we are done. 2 Symmetric and alternating groups In this section we examine the alternating groups An (which are simple for n ≥ 5), prove that A5 is the unique simple group of its order, and study some further properties, including the remarkable outer automorphism of the symmetric group S6 .

But the equation xk − 1 = 0 has at most k solutions. So we must have k = q − 1. Now in our proof of the Fundamental Theorem of Finite Abelian Groups, we saw that there is an element whose order is equal to the exponent. So the multiplicative group is cyclic. (c) We will not prove this, but simply describe an automorphism of the field which generates the automorphism group. This is the Frobenius map u → u p . To show that it is a homomorphism: p (u + v) p = (uv) p ∑ i=0 p p p p−i i u v = u p + v p, i = u v .