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1 The FPLSA Package

Sections

  1. Main Functions
  2. Auxiliary Variables of FPLSA
  3. Installing the FPLSA Package

This chapter describes the GAP package FPLSA , an interface to the fplsa program by V. Gerdt and V. Kornyak (version 4) for the computation with finitely presented Lie superalgebras.

At present GAP uses only the facility to compute a structure constants table of a finite dimensional Lie algebra over the rationals that is given by a finite presentation.

The package uses an external binary, probably it will only work on UNIX platforms.

1.1 Main Functions

A finitely presented Lie algebra is a quotient of a free Lie algebra by an ideal generated by a finite number of elements. In GAP a free Lie algebra can be created by the command FreeLieAlgebra; we refer to the GAP Reference Manual for more details. A finitely presented Lie algebra K can be constructed by K := L/rels, where L is a free Lie algebra and rels a list of elements of L that constitute the relations that hold in K. Given a finitle presented Lie algebra we want to calculate a basis and a multiplication table of it. The interface to the FPLSA package comes with two related functions for doing that.

  • SCAlgebraInfoOfFpLieAlgebra( L, rels, limit, words, rels ) F

    Let L be a free Lie algebra over the rationals, rels a list of elements in L, limit a positive integer and words and rels two booleans.

    If the algebra L / rels is finite-dimensional and if a basis of this algebra can be constructed using elements in L that involve only words of length at most limit then SCAlgebraInfoOfFpLieAlgebra returns a record whose component sc contains an algebra that is isomorphic with L / rels. Otherwise fail is returned.

    The function calls the fplsa standalone.

    If words is true then the component words of the result record contains a list of elements in L that correspond to the basis elements.

    If rels is true then the component rels of the result record contains a list of reduced relators in L that describes how algebra generators of L are expressed in terms of the basis elements.

    gap> LoadPackage( "fplsa" );
    true
    gap> L:= FreeLieAlgebra( Rationals, "x", "y" );
    <Lie algebra over Rationals, with 2 generators>
    gap> g:= GeneratorsOfAlgebra( L );; x:= g[1];; y:= g[2];;
    gap> rels:= [ x*(x*y) - x*y, y*(y*(x*y)) ];
    [ (-1)*(x*y)+(1)*(x*(x*y)), (1)*(((x*y)*y)*y) ]
    gap> SCAlgebraInfoOfFpLieAlgebra( L, rels, 100, true, true );
    rec( sc := <Lie algebra of dimension 4 over Rationals>, 
      words := [ (1)*x, (1)*y, (1)*(y*x), (1)*((y*x)*y) ], 
      rels := [ (1)*((y*x)*x)+(1)*(y*x), (1)*(((y*x)*y)*y), (1)*(((y*x)*y)*(y*x)) 
         ] )
    

  • IsomorphicSCAlgebra( K [,bound] ) F

    computes a Lie algebra given by a multiplication table isomorphic to the finitely presented Lie algebra K. If the optional parameter bound is specified the computation will be carried out using monomials of degree at most bound. If bound is not specified, then it will initially be set to 10000. If this does not suffice to calculate a multiplication tabel of the algebra, then the bound will be increased until a multiplication table is found.

    If the computation was successful then a structure constants algebra will be returned isomorphic to K. Otherwise fail will be returned.

    gap> LoadPackage( "fplsa" );
    true
    gap> L:= FreeLieAlgebra( Rationals, "x", "y" );
    <Lie algebra over Rationals, with 2 generators>
    gap> g:= GeneratorsOfAlgebra( L );; x:= g[1];; y:= g[2];;
    gap> rels:= [ x*(x*y) - x*y, y*(y*(x*y)) ];
    [ (-1)*(x*y)+(1)*(x*(x*y)), (1)*(((x*y)*y)*y) ]
    gap> K:= L/rels;
    <Lie algebra over Rationals, with 2 generators>
    gap> IsomorphicSCAlgebra( K );
    <Lie algebra of dimension 4 over Rationals>
    

    1.2 Auxiliary Variables of FPLSA

  • FPLSA V

    is the global record used by the functions in the package. Besides components that describe parameters for the standalone, the following components are used.

    Relation_size
    parameter that controls the memory usage by the fplsa program,

    Lie_monomial_table_size
    parameter that controls the memory usage by the fplsa program,

    Node_Lie_term_size
    parameter that controls the memory usage by the fplsa program,

    Node_scalar_factor_size
    parameter that controls the memory usage by the fplsa program,

    Node_scalar_term_size
    parameter that controls the memory usage by the fplsa program,

    progname
    the file name of the executable,

    T
    structure constants table of the algebra under consideration,

    words
    list of elements in the free Lie algebra that correspond to the basis elements,

    rels
    list of relators in the free Lie algebra that are used to express redundant algebra generators in terms of the basis.

    In order to be able to run the fplsa program successfully, it might be necessary to customize the parameters that control the memory the the program uses, to suit the computer the user is working on. In particular if the program exits with an error message of the form: Error, the process did not succeed, then it may be necessary to change these parameters.

    gap> LoadPackage( "fplsa" );
    true
    gap> L:= FreeLieAlgebra( Rationals, "x", "y" );;
    gap> g:= GeneratorsOfAlgebra( L );; x:= g[1];; y:= g[2];;
    gap> rels:= [ x*(x*y) - x*y, y*(y*(x*y)) ];;
    gap> SCAlgebraInfoOfFpLieAlgebra( L, rels, 100, true, true );;
    gap> FPLSA;
    rec( Relation_size := 2500000, Lie_monomial_table_size := 1000000, 
      Node_Lie_term_size := 2000000, Node_scalar_factor_size := 2000, 
      Node_scalar_term_size := 20000, progname := "fplsa4", 
      T := [ [ [ [  ], [  ] ], [ [ 3 ], [ -1 ] ], [ [ 3 ], [ 1 ] ], 
              [ [ 4 ], [ 1 ] ] ], 
          [ [ [ 3 ], [ 1 ] ], [ [  ], [  ] ], [ [ 4 ], [ -1 ] ], [ [  ], [  ] ] ],
          [ [ [ 3 ], [ -1 ] ], [ [ 4 ], [ 1 ] ], [ [  ], [  ] ], [ [  ], [  ] ] ],
          [ [ [ 4 ], [ -1 ] ], [ [  ], [  ] ], [ [  ], [  ] ], [ [  ], [  ] ] ], 
          -1, 0 ], words := [ 1, 2, [ 2, 1 ], [ [ 2, 1 ], 2 ] ], 
      rels := [ [ [ [ 2, 1 ], 1 ], 1, [ 2, 1 ], 1 ], 
          [ [ [ [ 2, 1 ], 2 ], 2 ], 1 ], [ [ [ [ 2, 1 ], 2 ], [ 2, 1 ] ], 1 ] ] )
    

    1.3 Installing the FPLSA Package

    To install unpack the archive file in a directory in the pkg hierarchy of your version of GAP. (This might be the pkg directory of the GAP home directory; it is however also possible to keep an additional pkg directory in your private directories, see Section Installing a GAP Package of the GAP Reference Manual for details on how to do this.) Go to the newly created fplsa directory and call ./configure path where path is the path to the GAP home directory. So for example if you install the package in the main pkg directory call

    ./configure ../..
    
    This will fetch the architecture type for which GAP has been compiled last and create a Makefile. Now simply call
    make
    
    to compile the binary and to install it in the appropriate place.

    If you use this installation of GAP on different hardware platforms you will have to compile the binary for each platform separately. This is done by calling configure and make for the package anew immediately after compiling GAP itself for the respective architecture. If your version of GAP is already compiled (and has last been compiled on the same architecture) you do not need to compile GAP again, it is sufficient to call the configure script in the GAP home directory.

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    FPLSA manual
    November 2003