# Extensions for trivial outer action of Z4 on D8

This article describes all the group extensions corresponding to a particular outer action with normal subgroup dihedral group:D8 and quotient group cyclic group:Z4.

We consider here the group extensions where the base normal subgroup $N$ is dihedral group:D8, the quotient group $Q$ is cyclic group:Z4, and the induced outer action of the quotient group on the normal subgroup is trivial.

## Description in terms of cohomology groups

We have the induced outer action which is trivial: $Q \to \operatorname{Out}(N)$

Composing with the natural mapping $\operatorname{Out}(N) \to \operatorname{Aut}(Z(N))$, we get a trivial map: $Q \to \operatorname{Aut}(Z(N))$

Thus, the extensions for the trivial outer action of $Q$ on $N$ correspond to the elements of the second cohomology group for trivial group action: $\! H^2(Q;Z(N))$

The correspondence is as follows: an element of $H^2(Q;Z(N))$ gives an extension with base $Z(N)$ and quotient $Q$. We take the central product of this extension group with $N$, identifying the common $Z(N)$.

See second cohomology group for trivial group action of Z4 on Z2, which is isomorphic to cyclic group:Z2.

## Extensions

Cohomology class type Number of cohomology classes Corresponding group extension for $Q$ on $Z(N)$ Second part of GAP ID (order is 8) Corresponding group extension for $Q$ on $N$ (obtained by taking the central product with $N$ of the extension for $Q$ on $Z(N)$) Second part of GAP ID (order is 32) Is the extension a semidirect product of $N$ by $Q$? Is the base characteristic in the semidirect product?
trivial 1 direct product of Z4 and Z2 2 direct product of D8 and Z4 25 Yes No
nontrivial 1 cyclic group:Z8 1 central product of D8 and Z8 38 No No