## Publications > Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

### The classification of normalizing groups

Araújo, João; Cameron, Peter; Mitchell, James D.; Neunhöffer, Max

Journal of Algebra, 373 (2013), 481-490
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jalgebra.2012.08.033 (preprint - http://arxiv.org/pdf/1205.0450)

Let $X$ be a finite set such that $|X|=n$. Let $\trans$ and $\sym$ denote respectively the transformation monoid and the symmetric group on $n$ points. Given $a\in \trans\setminus \sym$, we say that a group $G\leq \sym$ is $a$-normalizing if $$<a,G> \setminus G=<g^{{-1}}ag\mid g\in G>.$$ If $G$ is $a$-normalizing for all $a\in \trans\setminus \sym$, then we say that $G$ is normalizing. The goal of this paper is to classify normalizing groups and hence answer a question posed elsewhere. The paper ends with a number of problems for experts in groups, semigroups and matrix theory.