# Every automorphism is center-fixing and outer automorphism group is rank one p-group implies not every normal-extensible automorphism is inner

## Definition

Suppose is a group satisfying *both* the following conditions:

- , the outer automorphism group, is a nontrivial group having a
*unique*minimal subgroup. In other words, it is a p-group of rank one. (when finite, it is either a cyclic group of prime power order or a generalized quaternion group). - Every automorphism of is a center-fixing automorphism.

Then, the inverse image in of the unique minimal subgroup of is contained in the group of normal-extensible automorphisms. In particular, not every normal-extensible automorphism is inner.

## Related facts

## Examples

Every finite cyclic group occurs as the outer automorphism group of a finite simple non-abelian group. More specifically, the cyclic group of order is the outer automorphism group of the projective special linear group of degree two . In particular, when for some prime number and , we obtain situations where the theorem applies.