# Finite-extensible implies class-preserving

This article gives the statement and possibly, proof, of an implication relation between two automorphism properties. That is, it states that every automorphism satisfying the first automorphism property (i.e., finite-extensible automorphism) must also satisfy the second automorphism property (i.e., class-preserving automorphism)

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## Contents

## Statement

Any finite-extensible automorphism of a finite group is class-preserving automorphism.

## Related facts

### Other facts about finite groups proved using the same method

- Finite solvable-extensible implies class-preserving: Essentially, the same proof works, because if the original group is solvable, all the bigger groups constructed are also solvable.
- Finite-quotient-pullbackable implies class-preserving
- Hall-extensible implies class-preserving

### Facts about infinite groups proved using similar constructions

- Conjugacy-separable with only finitely many prime divisors of orders of elements implies every extensible automorphism is class-preserving
- Conjugacy-separable and aperiodic implies every extensible automorphism is class-preserving

### Other results towards the associated conjecture/problem

`Further information: Extensible automorphisms problem, extensible automorphisms conjecture, finite-extensible automorphisms conjecture`

This fact is part of an attempt to prove the finite-extensible automorphisms conjecture, which states that every finite-extensible automorphism of a finite group must be an inner automorphism. The finite-extensible automorphisms conjecture is closely related to the extensible automorphisms conjecture, which makes a similar statement about extensible automorphisms of (possibly infinite) groups. Some related results:

## Facts used

- Finite-extensible implies Hall-semidirectly extensible
- Hall-semidirectly extensible implies linearly pushforwardable over prime field (where the prime does not divide the order of the group)
- Linearly pushforwardable implies class-preserving when the field is a class-separating field
- Every finite group admits a sufficiently large prime field
- Sufficiently large implies splitting, splitting implies character-separating, character-separating implies class-separating

## Proof

Facts (1) and (2) combine to yield that any finite-extensible automorphism is linearly pushforwardable over a prime field where the prime does not divide the order of the group, and fact (3) yields that if the field chosen is a class-separating field for the group, then the automorphism is class-preserving. Thus, we need to show that for every finite group, there exists a prime field with the prime not dividing the order of the group, such that the field is a class-separating field for the group. This is achieved by facts (4) and (5).