# Linearly extensible automorphism

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This article defines an automorphism property related to (or which arises in the context of): linear representation theory
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This term is related to: Extensible automorphisms problem
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## History

### Origin

The notion arose through attempts to use representation theory in solving the Extensible automorphisms problem.

## Definition

### Symbol-free definition

Given a group and a field, an automorphism of the group is termed linearly extensible if it extends to an inner automorphism (of the general linear group)for every faithful finite-dimensional linear representation of the group over the field.

### Definition with symbols

Given a group $G$ and a field $k$ an automorphism $\sigma$ of $G$ is termed linearly extensible if for any faithful linear representation $\varphi: G \to GL_n(k)$, there exists $a \in GL_n(k)$ such that for any $g \in G$: $\varphi(\sigma(g)) = a\varphi(g)a^{-1}$