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Solve Equations over Finite Group


Is anyone familiar with a mathematica package which allows one to solve
equations over a finite group? Given

    (1 2 3) x (1 2 3)^(-1) x^(-1) = (1 3 2)

(in S_3, say) I would like the package to respond with x = (1 2).

For general groups (described as subgroups of S_n) I would like the
same. Do such things exist?

Many thanks,

Alex Russell
UT Dept. of Computer Sci.



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