# What is the automorphism of a graph?

## What is the set of automorphisms of a graph?

The set of automorphisms defines a permutation group known as the graph’s automorphism group. For every group , there exists a graph whose automorphism group is isomorphic to (Frucht 1939; Skiena 1990, p. 185).

## Is the Graph Automorphism problem polynomial-time many one reducible?

The graph automorphism problem is polynomial-time many-one reducible to the graph isomorphism problem, but the converse reduction is unknown.

## What is automorphism and isomorphism?

In category theory, an automorphism is an endomorphism (i.e., a morphism from an object to itself) which is also an isomorphism (in the categorical sense of the word, meaning there exists a right and left inverse endomorphism).

## What is an example of automorphism group?

For example, the automorphisms of the Riemann sphere are Möbius transformations. An automorphism of a differentiable manifold M is a diffeomorphism from M to itself. The automorphism group is sometimes denoted Diff ( M ).

## More about What is the automorphism of a graph?

### 1. Graph Automorphism — from Wolfram MathWorld

An automorphism of a graph is a graph isomorphism with itself, i.e., a mapping from the vertices of the given graph back to vertices of such that the resulting graph is isomorphic with . The set of automorphisms defines a permutation group known as the graph’s automorphism group.

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### 2. Graph automorphism – Wikipedia

In the mathematical field of graph theory, an automorphism of a graph is a form of symmetry in which the graph is mapped onto itself while preserving the edge–vertex connectivity. Formally, an automorphism of a graph G = (V,E) is a permutation σ of the vertex set V, such that the pair of vertices (u,v) form an edge if and only if the pair (σ(u),σ(v)) also form an edge. That is, it is a graph isomorphism from G to itself. Automorphisms may be defined in this way both for dire…

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### 3. What is an automorphism of a graph? What are some examples …

In graph theory an automorphism of a graph is a permutation of the nodes that preserves edges and non-edges. In particular, if two nodes are joined by an edge, so are their images under the permutation.

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### 4. Automorphism – Wikipedia

• In set theory, an arbitrary permutation of the elements of a set X is an automorphism. The automorphism group of X is also called the symmetric group on X.• In elementary arithmetic, the set of integers, Z, considered as a group under addition, has a unique nontrivial automorphism: negation. Considered as a ring, however, it has only the trivial automorphism. Generally speaking, negation is an automorphism of any abelian group, but not of a ring or field.

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### 5. Automorphisms of graphs – University of Michigan

The set of all automorphisms of a graph G, with the operation of com- position of permutations, is a permutation group on VG(a subgroup of the symmetric group on VG). This is the automorphism group of G, denoted Aut(G). We describe any subgroup Hof Aut(G) as a group of automorphisms of G, and refer to Aut(G) as the full automorphism group.

### 6. Automorphisms of Graphs Math 381 | Spring 2011

Automorphisms of Graphs Math 381 | Spring 2011 An automorphism of a graph is an isomorphism with itself. That means it is a bijection, : V(G) !V(G), such that (u) (v) is an edge if and only if uvis an edge: We say preserves edges and non-edges, or as the book says, it preserves adjacency and nonadjacency.

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### 7. Graph Automorphism Groups

A graph automorphismis simply an isomorphism from a graph to itself. In other words, an automorphism on a graph G is a bijection φ: V(G) → V(G) such that uv ∈ E(G) if and only if φ(u)φ(v) ∈ E(G). Note that graph automorphisms preserveadjacency. In layman terms, a graph automorphism is a symmetry of the graph.

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### 9. What is the difference between automorphism and …

Oct 13, 2015 · An automorphism is a relabelling of its vertices so that you get the same graph back again (i.e., the same vertex set, and the same edge set), e.g.: Vertex set: \$\{0,1,2,3,4,5\}\$ and edge set: \$\{01,02,03,04,45\}\$, just as in the original graph. An automorphism is a permutation of the vertex set that maps edges to edges and non-edges to non-edges.

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### 10. graphs – Why we do isomorphism, automorphism and …

Jan 02, 2013 · A graph G is said to be vertex-transitive if for every pair of vertices u, v ∈ V ( G) there is an automorphism f: V ( G) ↦ V ( G) such that f ( u) = v. An example of a vertex-transitive graph is the Petersen graph. and as you can see the graphs “looks” pretty symmetric.

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