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SchreierSims Algorithm
Introduction Throughout this article, we let G be a subgroup of generated by a subset We wish to consider the following questions. Given A, how do we compute the order of G? How do we determine if an element lies in G? Assuming , how … Continue reading
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Tagged group actions, group theory, permutations, programming, rubik's cube, schreiersims, symmetries
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Burnside’s Lemma and Polya Enumeration Theorem (1)
[ Note: this article assumes you know some rudimentary theory of group actions. ] Let’s consider the following combinatorial problem. Problem. ABC is a given equilateral triangle. We wish to colour each of the three vertices A, B and C by … Continue reading
Casual Introduction to Group Theory (1)
Introduction Last year, I created a blog which was supposed to introduce concepts to abstract algebra in a systematic manner. Though I was reasonably happy with the end result, I got the sneaky feeling upon completion that the end product … Continue reading
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Tagged 15 puzzle, abstract algebra, basic, casual, conjugate, group theory, order, permutations, rubik's cube, symmetries
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