HaskellForMaths-0.4.8: Combinatorics, group theory, commutative algebra, non-commutative algebra

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A module for doing arithmetic in the group algebra.

Group elements are represented as permutations of the integers, and are entered and displayed using a Haskell-friendly version of cycle notation. For example, the permutation (1 2 3)(4 5) would be entered as p [[1,2,3],[4,5]], and displayed as [[1,2,3],[4,5]].

Given a field K and group G, the group algebra KG is the free K-vector space over the elements of G. Elements of the group algebra consist of arbitrary K-linear combinations of elements of G. For example, p [[1,2,3]] + 2 * p [[1,2],[3,4]]



p :: [[Int]] -> GroupAlgebra Q Source

Construct a permutation, as an element of the group algebra, from a list of cycles. For example, p [[1,2],[3,4,5]] constructs the permutation (1 2)(3 4 5), which is displayed as [[1,2],[3,4,5]].