Category of groups with homoclinisms

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This article describes a category (in the mathematical sense) where the notion of "object" is groupand the notion of morphism is homoclinism of groups. In other words, it gives a category structure to the collection of all groups.
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The category of groups with homoclinisms is defined as follows:

Aspect Name Definition/description
objects groups A group is a set with associative binary operation admitting an identity element and inverse map.
morphisms homoclinism of groups A homoclinism of groups is a pair of homomorphisms, one between the respective inner automorphism groups and the other between the respective derived subgroups, that are compatible via the commutator map.
composition law for morphisms  ? Compose the morphisms separately for the inner automorphisms group side and for the derived subgroup side.

Note that this is an unconventional category structure on groups. It is definitely not the default category structure. When people talk of the category of groups without mentioning what they mean by the morphisms, they typically do not mean this category and instead mean the usual category of groups where the morphisms are the usual homomorphisms of groups.

Constructs in this category

Construct Name in this category Definition/description
isomorphism isoclinism of groups An isoclinism is a homoclinism for which both the component homomorphisms are isomorphisms.
monomorphism  ?
epimorphism  ?
categorical product the usual external direct product We take the usual external direct product and apply the coordinate projections separately on the inner automorphism group and derived subgroup.
categorical coproduct  ?
zero object any abelian group

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