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Compute the center of Dih(2n)


Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 2.2 Exercise 2.2.7

Let $n \in \mathbb{Z}$ with $n \geq 3$. Prove the following.

(1) $Z(D_{2n}) = 1$ if $n$ is odd.
(2) $Z(D_{2n}) = \{ 1, r^k \}$ if $n = 2k$ is even.


Solution:

(1) This is the content of Exercise 1.2.4.

(2) This is the content of Exercise 1.2.5.


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