doserj | and remove the break statement then it gives you the "primes" starting from 1 (ignoring the fact that 1 isn't a prime) |

rsa_md5 | oops sorry..totally overlooked that fact and thanks a lot for that help |

TRWBW | Atraeyu: you can use mathbin too. if you want to you can steal the gif after it's been generated. |

qqex | Let X be the space obtained by identifying two interior points of D^2 (i.e. X=D^2/(p~q)). find the fundamental group of X. |

delta | Atraeyu, http://directory.fsf.org/htmlatex.html ? |

rsa_md5 | doserj:yeah, now it works, but I dint remove the break statement anyways |

doserj | you can leave the break statement, yes |

toed | qqex: I don't understand what points are being identified |

qqex | toed: any two interior points. |

delta | qqex, it looks like S^1 to me. |

toed | oh |

qqex | if they were boundary points, i see what to do. it would be Z. i'm unsure about the "interior" part |

delta | qqex, I'm seeing 2 cones over a S^1 base, with 2 pairs of points identified, the vertices and 1 point on each base circle. This seems homotopic to a circle. |

qqex | i see an elongated hemisphere, pinched above the equator. perhaps delta yours is the same. |

_llll_ | i think the space is a retract of the straight-line joining the two points err, or that one is a retract of it, rather |

delta | qqex, out of curiosity, the question suggests 2 different answers depending on where the initial point are taken? |

eazyass | how do i find the conjugacy classes of S3? |

TRWBW | eazyass: start with the definitons |

qqex | delta: i'm not sure that it does. the points only need be interior to the disk. it seems no matter how i look at, it's a circle. it could very well be... |

TRWBW | eazyass: what the conjugacy relation? |

eazyass | all elements b = x^-1*a*x for a,b, x elements of G |

TRWBW | eazyass: and have you show that it's an equivalence relation? |

delta | qqex, I'd retract X to the circle in a few steps. We can try and see if it makes any sens to you. |

eazyass | it's given to us as one |

Syzygy- | qqex: Identifying two interior points'll be homotopic to inserting a 1d handle connected to those points. |

TRWBW | eazyass: um, that's not how it works |

_llll_ | conjugacy in S_n is just the cycle type (rigth?) |

TRWBW | eazyass: do you know the definition of an equivalence relation? you actually *prove* it _llll_: yes, but i don't think that's the most helpful thing here, seems like eazyass is just starting on this |

_llll_ | huh? did i misunderstand the question, or did you? |

TRWBW | _llll_ i figure they probably want him to do S3 by hand and then lead into proving the general case |

qqex | syzygy: i follow you, though i don't know the significance of that. |

Syzygy- | _llll_: Yeah, it is. And this is why you want Young diagrams when studying the symmetric groups. |

TRWBW | _llll_: but that's just my opinion |