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If $G$ is a group and $S$ is a subset of $G$, then $S$ is a set of generators if the smallest subgroup of $G$ containing $S$ equals $G$.

Equivalently, $S$ generates $G$ if $G=\bigcap_{S\subseteq H\leq G} H \,.$

The automorphism group of $G$ acts on such $S$, and we say $S$ and $S'$ are equivalent if they are related by this action.

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• Last edited by David Roe on 2021-09-27 19:07:46
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