# Events

### Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 - 3:30pm - Allen 411

Math Club

The probability of generating a group

Dr. Russ Woodroofe, Mathematics, Msstate

**Title:** The probability of generating a group**Blurb:** If you pick an element at random from a cyclic group, what is the probability that the group is generated by that element? More generally, if you have any group G, and pick a sequence of elements from G at random, what is the probability that the sequence generates the entire group? We'll show how to answer both of these questions!

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