Date Thesis Awarded

7-2012

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Science (BS)

Department

Mathematics

Advisor

C. Ryan Vinroot

Committee Member

Wouter Deconinck

Committee Member

Gexin Yu

Abstract

In this paper we examine the real and strongly real conjugacy classes of the finite unitary group. We describe the conjugacy classes in terms of elementary divisors, and we first provide a reduction to simple cases of elementary divisors. We then provide nearly a full description of the strongly real conjugacy classes for the unitary group over an odd characteristic finite field. Lastly, we state some results on the strongly real conjugacy classes of the finite symplectic group obtained from its embedding in the finite unitary group.

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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