Award Date

1-1-2005

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Mathematical Sciences

First Committee Member

Michelle Schultz

Number of Pages

33

Abstract

Let Gamma be a finite group, let X be a subset of Gamma where X-1 = X and 1 ∉ X. The conjugacy graph Con(Gamma; X) has vertex set Gamma and two vertices g, h ∈ Gamma are adjacent if and only if there exists x ∈ X with g = xhx-1. Let O be a group with generating set Delta. The conjugacy number con(O; Delta) is defined as the minimum integer k ≥ 2 for which there exists a nonabelian group Gamma of order k|O| and a subset X of Gamma such that Cay(O; Delta) is isomorphic to a component of Con(Gamma; X). We call this Gamma a conjugacy group for O and Delta. We will calculate the conjugacy numbers for C6, C8 and C10 and identify possible conjugacy groups. Finally we will verify that certain groups of order 4 n cannot be conjugacy groups for C2 n.

Keywords

Conjugacy; Cyclic; Even; Groups; Numbers; Order

Controlled Subject

Mathematics

File Format

pdf

File Size

911.36 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/bt5w-19d0


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