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How Commutative Are Direct Products of Dihedral Groups?

Given a positive integer \(m\), the authors exhibit a group with the probability \(1/m\) that two randomly selected elements commute.

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3870
MSC Codes: 
20-XX
Author(s): 
Cody Clifton (University of Kansas) and David Guichard (Whitman College) and Patrick Keef (Whitman College)
Publication Date: 
Monday, April 9, 2012
Original Publication Source: 
Mathematics Magazine
Original Publication Date: 
April, 2011
Subject(s): 
Algebra and Number Theory
Abstract Algebra
Groups
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Rating Count: 
5.00
Rating Sum: 
15.00
Rating Average: 
3.00
Applicable Course(s): 
4.2 Mod Algebra I & II
Modify Date: 
Monday, April 9, 2012
Average: 3 (5 votes)

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