Theorem 14.9

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**Statement:**

Let $H$ be a normal subgroup of $G$. Then $\gamma :G\rightarrow G/H$ given by $\gamma (x)=xH$ is a homomorphism with kernel $H$.

**Proof:**

Let $x,y\in G$. Then,

(1)\begin{align} \gamma (xy) = (xy)H = (xH)(yH) = \gamma (x)\gamma (y) \end{align}

so $\gamma$ is a homomorphism. Since $xH=H$ if and only if $x\in H$, we can see that the kernel of $\gamma$ is indeed in $H$.