Definition:Group Automorphism

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Definition

Let $\struct {G, \circ}$ be a group.

Let $\phi: G \to G$ be a (group) isomorphism from $G$ to itself.


Then $\phi$ is a group automorphism.


Also see

  • Results about group automorphisms can be found here.


Linguistic Note

The word automorphism derives from the Greek morphe (μορφή) meaning form or structure, with the prefix iso- meaning equal.

Thus automorphism means self structure.


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