Wielandt subgroup

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The notion of Wielandt subgroup was introduced by Wielandt in the paper Ober den Normalizator den Subnormalen Untergruppen, Math Z. 45 (1939), Pages 209-244.


Symbol-free definition

The Wielandt subgroup of a group is defined as the intersection of the normalizers of all its subnormal subgroups.

Definition with symbols

The Wielandt subgroup W(G) of a group G is defined as the intersection, over all H subnormal in G, of the groups N_G(H).

Relation with other subgroup-defining functions

Smaller subgroup-defining functions

  • Baer norm: This is the intersection of normalizers of all subgroups
  • Center: This is contained inside the Baer norm as well

Effect of operators

Fixed-point operator

A group equals its Wielandt subgroup if and only if every subnormal subgroup of the group is normal, or equivalently, if and only if the group is a T-group.


  • Ober den Normalizator den Subnormalen Untergruppen by Wielandt, Math Z. 45 (1939), Pages 209-244.