# “Natural” example of cosets

Do you know natural/concrete/appealing examples of right/left cosets in group theory ?

This notion is a powerful tool but also a very abstract one for beginners so this is why I’m looking for friendly examples.

The plane $\mathbb{R}^2$ is a group under addition, and the $x$-axis $\{(a,0)\colon a\in\mathbb{R}\}$ is a subgroup of it. Then the lines parallel to $x$-axis are precisely the cosets of this subgroup.
Instead of $x$-axis, you can take any line through origin; it will be a subgroup, and lines parallel to it will be cosets.
Similarly, $\mathbb{C}^*=\mathbb{C}-\{0\}$ is group under multiplication; think it like a punctured plane. Then $S^1=\{z\in\mathbb{C}\colon |z|=1\}$ is a subgroup, which is a circle with center origin and radius $1$. Its cosets are concentric circles to $S^1$.
Edit: Consider the group ${\rm GL}_n(k)$ of $n\times n$ invertible matrices over a field $k$ and ${\rm SL}_n(k)$ be the subgroup consisting of matrices with determinant $1$. Then for every $\lambda\in k-\{0\}$, the subset of ${\rm GL}_n(k)$ consisting of matrices with determinant $\lambda$ is a coset of ${\rm SL}_n(k)$ (where $\lambda=1$ gives trivial coset).