# Questions tagged [automorphisms]

An automorphism is an isomorphism from an object to itself, and which also preserves the objects structure .

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### Are there half-transitive convex polytopes?

I only consider convex polytopes, i.e. convex hulls of finitely many points. The (edge-)graph of a polytope $P\subseteq\Bbb R^d$ is the graph consisting of the polytope's vertices, two are adjacent if ...

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### Central extension of Tarski monsters

Suppose $G$ is a perfect group ($G=G'$) with the following properties. $G/Z(G)$ is a Tarski $p$-group or another simple finitely generated infinite group in which all proper subgroups are abelian, and ...

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### Linear permutations commuting with $x\rightarrow x^{-1}$

Let $F = \operatorname{GF}(2^n)$ be a finite field. Define a permutation $\phi:F \rightarrow F$ by the formula
$$
\phi(x) = x^{-1}, \ x\neq 0; \ \phi(0) =0.
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We say that a permutations $\psi$ of $F$ ...

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### Extension of isomorphism of fields

I know this is not a "research Mathematical question", but this is a question that I would ask to my Math colleagues, but no one could give me a readily "yes-no" answer. Unfortunately, this is not a ...

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### Invertibility under base change for the Weyl algebra instead of for the polynomial algebra

From Lemma 1.1.8, we obtain the following:
Assume that $R \subseteq S$ are commutative rings
and
$u: R[x,y] \to R[x,y]$ is an $R$-algebra endomorphism
that has an invertible Jacobian, namely,
$Jac(u(x)...

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### What is the name of this substructure/embedding?

I am interested in the following property, be it on an abstract or concrete category:
$A$ is a substructure of $B$ such that every automorphism of $A$ extends uniquely to an automorphism of $B$. Or ...

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### Permutations of points in the projective plane

Let $p_1,...,p_7\in\mathbb{P}^{2}$ be seven general points in the projective plane $\mathbb{P}^{2}$ over the complex numbers.
Let $f$ be an automorphism of $\mathbb{P}^{2}$ inducing a permutation of $...

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### Extending an automorphism to an inner one

Let $D$ be a division ring. I have in mind the following result.
Theorem. For every automorphism $f$ of $D$, there is a division ring $E$ extending $D$ such that $f$ extends to an inner automorphism ...

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### growth of a free group automorphism is same for finite index subgroups?

Let $X=\{x_1,\dots,x_N\}$ and $F=F(X)$ be a free group generated by $X$. Let $\phi\colon F\to F$ be an automorphism of $F$. Define a growth function of $\phi$ as:
$$
\operatorname{gr}_{\phi,X}(n)=\...

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### Constructible sets, I (Morphisms)

I have a number of questions on constructible sets. The first one is on morphisms: suppose $X$ and $Y$ are constructible sets, respectively in projective spaces $\mathbf{P}_1$ and $\mathbf{P}_2$ over ...

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### Cross-ratio and projective transformations

Let $P=\{p_1,\ldots,p_6\}\subset\mathbb{P}^1$ be a set of six general points of the projective line. In particular there are no two different subsets $\{p_{i_1},\ldots,p_{i_4}\}$ and $\{p_{j_1},\ldots,...

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### Extending an automorphism from a sub-algebra to the algebra

Let $A \subseteq B$ be two (associative with $1$) $k$-algebras, where $k$ is a field of characteristic zero, and let $f$ be a $k$-automorphism of $A$.
I am interested to know 'when' one can extend $f$...

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### What happens when you internalize outer automorphisms?

Given a finitely presented group $G = (Gen|Rel)$, we have a set of inner automorphisms $\{ \phi_a(x) = axa^{-1} | a \in G\}$. Defining the set of outer automorphisms to be those automorphisms of $G$ ...

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### automorphism group of tensor product of two graph

Is there any relation between the automorphism group of the tensor product of two graphs $G = G_1 \times G_2$ and the automorphism groups of $G_1$ and $G_2$?
I am aware of the nice results for the ...

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### Conditions for a finite group to be isomorphic to its automorphism group

So in the interest of gaining a better understanding of a conjecture (due to Scott, 1960) on the automorphism series (first part of the automorphism tower, no direct limits) of a finite group that ...

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### Simple automorphisms of finite relations

Finding automorphisms is a hard problem in general, but I am studying some simple subgroups of automorphisms, which are easy to find.
I have some r-ary relation R on a finite set U (if it was a ...

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### Making extensions $L/K$ aware of the Galois group coming from $K/k$

Although inspired by my question on math.SE https://math.stackexchange.com/q/1902190/214353 this is not a crosspost. What happened is that after an answer and some comments I realized more clearly ...

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### Automorphisms of rings fixing all prime ideals

Let $f,g:A \to B$ be two ring homomorphisms of noetherian rings satisfying that for any prime ideal $\mathfrak{q} \subset B$, $f^{-1}(\mathfrak{q})=g^{-1}(\mathfrak{q})=:\mathfrak{p}$ and the induced ...

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### Curves in homogeneous varieties

Let $C$ be a curve in a projective homogeneous variety $X$.
Fixed a general point $x$ in $X$, does there exist a curve $V$ in $X$ passing
through $x$ and such that $C$ and $V$ have the same homology ...

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### Automorphisms of Cartesian products

Let us consider the Cartesian product $X^r$, where $X$ is a smooth projective variety. There is a subgroup $Aut_{\Delta}(X^r)\subset Aut(X^r)$ of automorphisms of $X^r$ mapping a $k$-dimensional ...

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### Automorphisms of locally trivial fibrations

Let $f:X\rightarrow Y$ be a locally trivial fibration with a variety $F$ as the fiber. Here $X, Y, F$ are smooth, projective varieties.
Does any automorphism of $F$ induce an automorphism of $X$?
In ...

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### Obstructed automorphisms of schemes

Let $X$ be a smooth projective scheme over a field $\mathbf{k}$ of characteristic zero such that $\mathrm{H}^0(X, \mathrm{T}X)$ vanishes, and let $f$ be an automorphism of $X$. I would like to have an ...

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### Examples of a topological semidirect product

Let $G$ be a compact topological group, and $\operatorname{Aut}(G)$ the group of autohomeomorphisms of $G$. I have proved some (topological) results about the holomorph $G\leftthreetimes \operatorname{...

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### Automorphisms of del Pezzo surfaces

Let $S$ be a del Pezzo surface of degree six over $\mathbb{C}$. Then $S$ is the blow-up of $\mathbb{P}^2$ in three general points $p_1,p_2,p_3$.
Is it true that its automorphism group is $((\mathbb{C}...

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### Automorphisms of surfaces

Let $X$ be a projective surface with a morphism $f:X\rightarrow\mathbb{P}^1$. Assume that $f^{-1}(t)\cong\mathbb{P}^1$ for any $t\neq 0$ but $f^{-1}(0)$ is the union of two $\mathbb{P}^1$'s ...

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### Graph automorphisms that preserve independent sets [closed]

Let $G=(V,E)$ be a graph and $\mathrm{Ind}(G)$ be the collection of its independent sets.
We call a graph automorphism $f:V \to V$ of $G$ good if it is non-trivial and $f(\mathrm{Ind}(G))=\mathrm{...

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### Very frustrated reading a proof of the faithfulness of Artin's representation of braid groups

I am reading BRAID GROUPS, FREE GROUPS, AND THE LOOP SPACE OF THE 2-SPHERE by F.R. Cohen and J. Wu and here is an extract of the paper:
(The proof is not finished yet but I am very confused by now.)
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### When polynomial GI implies polynomial (edge) colored GI?

(edge) colored graph isomorphism is GI which
preserves the colors (of edges if it is edge colored).
There are several reductions using transformations/gadgets
of (edge) colored GI to GI. For edge ...

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### How hard is a variant of graph automorphism problem?

I'm interested in a variant of graph automorphism problem (which is prime candidate for $NP$-Intermediate problem).
Restricted GA
Input: Given an undirected graph $G(E, V)$, and $\epsilon |V|/2$ ...

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### Property of IA automorphisms of free groups

For $n \in\mathbb{N}$ define:
$X_n=\{x_1,\ldots,x_n\}$,
$F(X_n)$ the free group on $X_n$,
$\varphi:F(X_n)\to F(X_{n-1})$ an epimorphism defined by $x_i\stackrel{\varphi}{\mapsto} x_i$ for $1\le i\le ...

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### Automorphisms of a smooth quadric surface $Q\subset\mathbb{P}^{3}$

Let $Q\cong\mathbb{P^{1}_{1}}\times\mathbb{P^{1}_{2}}\subset\mathbb{P}^{3}$ be a smooth quadric surface. We have the following two actions on $Q$:
$$S_2\times Q\rightarrow Q,\; (\sigma,(x,y))\mapsto\...

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### why do automorphisms preserve ample divisors?

Let $X \hookrightarrow \mathbb{P}$ be a smooth hypersurface inside some projective space $\mathbb{P}$ and let $H$ be a smooth hyperplane section of $X$. Now let $\varphi$ be an automorphism of $X$.
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### Iterated Automorphism Groups

Notation: For each group $G$ define:
$Aut^{(0)}(G):=G$
$Aut^{(1)}(G):=Aut(G)$
$\forall n\geq 1~~~Aut^{(n+1)}(G):=Aut(Aut^{(n)}(G))$
Question: Consider $I\subseteq \omega$. Is there a group $G$ ...

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### automorphisms of smooth complete intersection: action in cohomology

Let $X \subset \mathbb{P}^N$ be a smooth complete intersection, say over the complex numbers, and let $g$ be a finite order automorphism of $X$.
I would like to prove that $g^\ast$ acts trivially on ...

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### Can we flex the rigid models by enough power?

Definition (1): An $\mathcal{L}$ - structure $\mathcal{M}$ called "rigid" iff there is no non-trivial automorphism on $\mathcal{M}$.
Definition (2): An $\mathcal{...

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### automorphisms of C*-algebras and partial isometries

Let $A$ be a $C^*$-algebra, let $p$ and $q$ be Murray-von Neumann equivalent projections in $A$, i.e. there is a partial isometry $v$ such that $v^*v = p$ and
$vv^* = q$. Suppose $\alpha \in Aut(A)$ ...

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### Rigid Strongly Regular Graphs

I need a few examples of graphs that are strongly regular as well as rigid, i.e., have only the trivial automorphism. Any references to relevant literature would be appreciated. Thanks.

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### Random variables invariant under almost automorphisms.

Let $\Omega$ be a standard atomless probability space, we can assume $\Omega=(0,1)$ with Lebesgue measure. A bijection $f:\Omega/A_1\to\Omega/A_2$ is almost automorphism, if $P(A_1)=P(A_2)=0$, $f(A)$ ...

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### When does $Aut(X)=Bir(X)$ hold?

Let $X$ be a projective complex manifold. Under what condition do we have the equality $Aut(X)=Bir(X)$? Here $Aut(X)$ denotes the group of holomorphic automorphisms of $X$ and $Bir(X)$ the group of ...

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### Isomorphism of connected, rigid, N-regular graphs with chromatic index N?

Background/Motivation
I'm working on algorithms for canonical labeling of a certain class of graphs (motivated by biology). The "difficult" instances of this problem can be reduced to graphs of the ...

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### which automorphisms of a subring extend to those of a ring

(Probably a silly question, but..)
Consider the ring $R=k[[x_1,\dots,x_n]]/I$, (e.g. char(k)=0), and its subring, $R_1$, generated by some of $x_i$'s. In general, an automorphism of $R_1$ does not ...

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### Countable structures with uncountable many automorphisms

The following is supposed to be "clear" according to Kueker, but I could not see why. Can anyone help?
Let $A$ be a countable structure with uncountable many automorphisms. Then for every $\vec{a}\in ...