# Diagonal group

From Encyclopedia of Mathematics

A group of non-degenerate diagonal matrices. The group of matrices conjugate with a diagonal group is known as a diagonizable linear group.

#### References

[1] | M.I. Kargapolov, J.I. [Yu.I. Merzlyakov] Merzljakov, "Fundamentals of the theory of groups" , Springer (1979) (Translated from Russian) |

#### Comments

For the role of diagonizable groups in the theory of linear algebraic groups (cf. Linear algebraic group) see [a1].

#### References

[a1] | A. Borel, "Linear algebraic groups" , Benjamin (1969) |

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Diagonal group.

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This article was adapted from an original article by Yu.I. Merzlyakov (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article