Orbit-Stabiliser Theorem With Application to Rotational Symmetries

Jonas Rädle

20 August 2017


The Orbit-Stabiliser theorem is a basic result in the algebra of groups that factors the order of a group into the sizes of its orbits and stabilisers. We formalize the notion of a group action and the related concepts of orbits and stabilisers. This allows us to prove the orbit-stabiliser theorem. In the second part of this work, we formalize the tetrahedral group and use the orbit-stabiliser theorem to prove that there are twelve (orientation-preserving) rotations of the tetrahedron.
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