Maths - Hasse Diagrams

A Hasse diagram is used for partially ordered sets, however here it is used to show subgroup structure of a group, that is a lattice of subgroups.

For example the Hasse diagram for the D4 group, that is the dihedral group of rotations and reflections of a square.

group d4 hasse diagram

So the whole D4 group has 8 permutations and this has 9 subgroups:

The Hasse represents a lattice which is explained on this page.

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see also:
  • For an introduction to Cayley tables see this page.
  • Generating cayley tables for hypercomplex numbers see this page.
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