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GROUPS AND SYMMETRY Now take H = H3 ◦ H2 ◦ H1 . Now let F ∈ Γ1 . Then for each vertex Vi , F (Vi ) is a vertex and the effect of F on the vertices determines F . Then for each Vi , H∗ F (Vi ) = H ◦ F ◦ H −1 (Vi ) = H3 ◦ H2 ◦ H1 ◦ F (Ui ), which is a vertex of ∆2 , so H∗ F is indeed a symmetry of ∆2 . It is easy to see that every symmetry of ∆2 arises as H∗ F for some F . Hence Γ2 = H∗ Γ1 and so Γ2 is similar to Γ1 . 6. Finite subgroups of the Euclidean group of the plane In this section we will describe all finite subgroups of Euc(2), up to similarity transformations.

In permutation notation this becomes the n-cycle α = (V1 V2 · · · Vn ), but β is more complicated to describe since it depends on whether n is even or odd. For example, if n = 6 we have α = (V1 V2 V3 V4 V5 V6 ), β = (V2 V6 )(V3 V5 ), while if n = 7 α = (V1 V2 V3 V4 V5 V6 V7 ), β = (V2 V7 )(V3 V6 )(V4 V5 ). We have seen that when n = 3, Euc(2) is the permutation group of the vertices and so D6 is essentially the same group as S6 . If we take the regular n-gon centred at the origin with the first vertex V1 at (1, 0), the generators α and β can be represented as (A | 0) and (B | 0) using the matrices A= cos 2π/n − sin 2π/n , sin 2π/n cos 2π/n B= 1 0 0 −1 In this case the symmetry group is the dihedral group of order 2n, D2n = {ι, α, α2 , .

1. Let (A | t) be the Seitz symbol of an isometry R2 −→ R2 . (a) If s ∈ R and x, y ∈ R2 , show that (A | t)(sx + (1 − s)y) = s(A | t)x + (1 − s)(A | t)y. (b) Show by induction on n that if s1 , . . , sn ∈ R satisfies s1 + · · · + sn = 1 and x1 , . . , xn ∈ R2 , then (A | t)(s1 x1 + · · · + sn xn ) = s1 (A | t)x1 + · · · + sn (A | t)xn . 2. In this question, all permutations are elements of the symmetric group S6 . (a) Determine the following, in each case expressing the answer in a similar form: 1 2 3 4 5 6 2 3 1 5 6 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 , 6 4 2 3 1 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 2 3 1 5 6 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 (c) Determine sgn .

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