By William A. Adkins

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For some a E C is called an inner automorphism or conjugation of G. All other automorphisms are called outer automorphisms of G. Let Inn(G) denote the set of all inner automorphisms of G. Define a function $ : G Aut(G) by t(a) = I. Thus Im(4) = Inn(G). 20) Proposition. 0 is a group homomorphism with Im(4) = Inn(G) and Ker(4k) = Z(G). , Z(G)={aEG:ab=ba forallbEG}. Proof 4(ab)(c) = Iab(c) = (ab)c(ab)-' = a(bcb-1)a-1 = 6(4(c)) = la o Ib(c). Thus 0 is a homomorphism, and the rest is clear. 21) Corollary.

The p-Sylow subgroups of G are all mutually conjugate. The number of p-Sylow subgroups of G is congruent to 1 modulo p and divides IGI. Proof. Let m = IGI and write m = p"k where k is not divisible by p and n > I. We will first prove that G has a p-Sylow subgroup by induction on M. If m = p then G itself is a p-Sylow subgroup. 1) Cl I= iZ(G)I + >[G: C(a)] where the sum is over a complete set of nonconjugate a not in Z(G). There are two possibilities to consider: (1) For some a, [G : C(a)] is not divisible by p.

Hence, if a ,E e E S, a, then a is the product of is written in its cycle decomposition a = al f (a) _ Ei=1(o(a;) - 1) transpositions. We also set f (e) = 0. Now suppose that a = (al bl)(a2 b2) ... (at bt) is written as an arbitrary product of transpositions. We claim that f (a) - t is even. To see this note that (ai1i2 ... bj ... j,)(ab) _ (a11 ... je)(bil ... ir) and (since (a b)2 = e) (ail ... js)(bi1 ... )(ab) _ (ail i2 ... i,, b jl ... j,) where it is possible that no ik or jk is present. Hence, if a and b both occur in the same cycle in the cycle decomposition of a it follows that f (a (a b)) = f (a) - 1, while if they occur in different cycles or are both not moved by a then f (a (a b)) = f (a) + 1.