Transitively normal subgroup
This article does not cite any sources. (December 2009) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
In mathematics, in the field of group theory, a subgroup of a group is said to be transitively normal in the group if every normal subgroup of the subgroup is also normal in the whole group. In symbols, is a transitively normal subgroup of if for every normal in , we have that is normal in .
An alternate way to characterize these subgroups is: every normal subgroup preserving automorphism of the whole group must restrict to a normal subgroup preserving automorphism of the subgroup.
Here are some facts about transitively normal subgroups:
- Every normal subgroup of a transitively normal subgroup is normal.
- Every direct factor, or more generally, every central factor is transitively normal. Thus, every central subgroup is transitively normal.
- A transitively normal subgroup of a transitively normal subgroup is transitively normal.
- A transitively normal subgroup is normal.