# Automorphism I don't understand

1. Feb 20, 2006

### S&S

A permutation p of the vertex set of a graph G with the property that {a,b} is an edge if and only if {p(a), p(b)} is an dege, is called an automorphism of G. Is this right? this sounds isomorphism to me.

2. Feb 20, 2006

### AKG

An automorphism is an isomorphism whose domain equals its codomain. So you know the general notion of an isomorphism f : G -> H. Well an isomorphism f : G -> G is called an automorphism of G.