Mathematische Zeitschrift

, Volume 110, Issue 3, pp 199–205 | Cite as

The probability of generating the symmetric group

  • John D. Dixon


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© Springer-Verlag 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • John D. Dixon
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  1. 1.Mathematics DepartmentCarleton UniversityOttawa 1Canada

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