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A Symmetry Criterion for Conjugacy in Finite Groups

by Solomon W. Golomb (University of Southern California)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
December, 1996

Subject classification(s): Groups
Applicable Course(s): 4.2 Mod Algebra I & II

If two elements in a group are positioned symmetrically about the main diagonal line in the multiplication table, then the two elements are conjugate.

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