Definition:Generated Normal Subgroup

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Definition

Let $G$ be a group.

Let $S \subset G$ be a subset.


Definition 1

The normal subgroup generated by $S$, denoted $\gen {S^G}$, is the intersection of all normal subgroups of $G$ containing $S$.


Definition 2

The normal subgroup generated by $S$, denoted $\gen {S^G}$, is the subgroup generated by the set of conjugates of $S$:

$S^G = \set {g^{−1}sg: g \in G, s \in S}$


Definition 3

The normal subgroup generated by $S$, denoted $\gen {S^G}$, is the smallest normal subgroup of $G$ containing $S$:

$\gen {S^G} = \gen {x G x^{-1}: x \in G}$


Also known as

The generated normal subgroup is also known as the conjugate closure or normal closure.


Also see