Share This Article:

Classifying Groups of Small Order

Full-Text HTML XML Download Download as PDF (Size:296KB) PP. 58-65
DOI: 10.4236/apm.2016.62007    4,793 Downloads   5,483 Views Citations


The classification of groups of order less than 16 is reconsidered. The goal of the paper is partly historical and partly pedagogical and aims to achieve the classification as simply as possible in a way which can be easily incorporated into a first course in abstract algebra and without appealing to the Sylow Theorems. The paper concludes with some exercises for students.

Cite this paper

Thompson, G. (2016) Classifying Groups of Small Order. Advances in Pure Mathematics, 6, 58-65. doi: 10.4236/apm.2016.62007.

Copyright © 2020 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.

Creative Commons License

This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.