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Re: commuting and non-commuting symbols

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  • Subject: [mg31365] Re: [mg31361] commuting and non-commuting symbols
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <andrzej at>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 03:30:55 -0500 (EST)
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Try <>. You may well find what you want, 
particularly if you are using one of the operating systems they support. 
In fact their non-commutative algebra package needs only Mathematica 2.2 
on any platform, but the non-commutative Groebner basis (which for me is 
much more interesting) is a compiled C++ code.

The alternative is to develop everything yourself. I have developed my 
own non-commutative package for doing computations in mod p cohomology 
rings of spaces. In this case when p is odd odd dimensional cohomology 
classes anti-commute. This works quite well, but I have not tried to do 
anything with matrices.

Andrzej Kozlowski
Toyama International University

On Tuesday, October 30, 2001, at 06:35  PM, Ian Swanson wrote:

> Hi
> My research group is trying to use Mathematica to simplify and verify 
> some
> complicated expressions that combine various parameters living in
> different spaces.  Basically, we need to be able to label certain 
> symbols
> as commuting and certain others as non-commuting (ie. Grassman numbers).
> We then need to perform standard matrx multiplication with this mixture 
> of
> commuting and non-commuting variables -- and have Mathematica simplify 
> the
> resulting expressions as much as possible.  Can anyone help??
> Thank you,
> Ian
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