Algebra in Mathematica
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- Subject: [mg56014] Algebra in Mathematica
- From: "jamievicary at NgOmSaPiAlM.com" <jamievicary at gmail.com>
- Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 01:11:01 -0400 (EDT)
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
Dear all, I am trying to implement an algebra in mathematica, but I don't want to use a matrix representation for it. So, I've got elements like A, B and C, and I want to tell Mathematica, for example, that A.B==-C, along with other identities. I then want to put some complicated expression in, like A.B.B.C.B-B.C.A+A.B.C.B.A and have Mathematica simplify it using the rules of the algebra. What's the best easiest way to implement this? The elements of my algebra form a group; are there group-theory capabilities in Mathematica that I can use to do what I want? What if I change my algebra so that it stops being a group (for example, make it nonassociative) --- would this then make things much harder? Thanks very much! Jamie.