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Abstract Algebra: We review symmetric and alternating groups. We show that S_n is generated by its 2-cycles and that A_n is generated by its 3-cycles. Applying the latter with the Conjugation Formula, we show that A_5 is simple. U.Reddit course materials available at ureddit.com/class/23794/intro-to-group-theory Master list at mathdoctorbob.org/UReddit.html
Includes course on Group Theory (problems and solutions at website) and Ring Theory, and Field Theory. For Prerequisites on proofs and sets, see the Math Major Basics course.