Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In mathematics, the property of remaining unchanged by all the substitutions of any group of linear transformations.
  • noun Anthropomorphism; the conception of the lower animals by analogy with man.
  • noun The ascription of one's own characteristics to another, or the habit of judging others or explaining their acts by means of analogies furnished by the knowledge of one's self.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Automorphic characterization.

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  • noun mathematics An isomorphism of a mathematical object or system of objects onto itself.

Etymologies

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auto- +‎ morphism

Examples

  • This has as its automorphism groups F_4 whose root space is a minimal tessellation in 4 dimensions and G_2.

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  • Sym (V) is also a model of set theory with set of atoms A, and Ï induces an automorphism of Sym (V).

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  • But since Ï is an automorphism, it also preserves function application, so that Ï (f (U)) = Ïf (Ï (U)).

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  • If is a model of Z (Zermelo set theory) with an external automorphism σ and an ordinal κ such that κ σ (κ), then

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  • Inasmuch as a mirror reflection of the space is a transformation of the entire space into itself it is called an automorphism.

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  • If such a group is given and held fast, then a figure in space is called symmetric if each automorphism of the group leaves it unchanged.

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  • If the space is a so-called metric space, it is usually expected that the underlying automorphism shall at least be isometric, meaning that the transformations preserve the distance between any pair of points.

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  • Obviously the homogeneity of a space is the more interesting if the underlying group of automorphism is more important.

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  • In general, an automorphism of a space, any space, is an invertible transformation of the entire space into itself, and such a transformation is nothing other than a rearrangement of the totality of the points of the space from their given ordering into any other.

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  • Moore determinant: A determinant defined over a finite field which has successive powers of the Frobenius automorphism applied to the first column.

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