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In mathematics, in the realm of group theory, a group is said to be capable if it occurs as the inner automorphism group of some group. These groups were first studied by Reinhold Baer, who showed that a finite abelian group is capable if and only if it is a product of cyclic groups of orders n1,...,nk where ni divides ni+1 and nk–1=nk.


Baer, Reinhold (1938), "Groups with preassigned central and central quotient group",
Transactions of the American Mathematical Society 44: 387–412, JSTOR 1989887

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Bounds on the index of the center in capable groups

Mathematics Encyclopedia

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