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3 Circle functions
 3.1 Circle objects
 3.2 Operations with circle objects
 3.3 Construction of the adjoint semigroup and adjoint group
 3.4 Service functions

3 Circle functions

To use the Circle package first you need to load it as follows:


gap> LoadPackage("circle");
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Loading  Circle 1.4.0 (Adjoint groups of finite rings)
by Alexander Konovalov (http://www.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk/~alexk/) and
   Panagiotis Soules (psoules@math.uoa.gr).
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
true
gap>

Note that if you entered examples from the previous chapter, you need to restart GAP before loading the Circle package.

3.1 Circle objects

Because for elements of the ring R the ordinary multiplication is already denoted by *, for the implementation of the circle multiplication in the adjoint semigroup we need to wrap up ring elements as CircleObjects, for which * is defined to be the circle multiplication.

3.1-1 CircleObject
‣ CircleObject( x )( attribute )

Let x be a ring element. Then CircleObject(x) returns the corresponding circle object. If x lies in the family fam, then CircleObject(x) lies in the family CircleFamily (3.1-5), corresponding to the family fam.


gap> a := CircleObject( 2 );
CircleObject( 2 )

3.1-2 UnderlyingRingElement
‣ UnderlyingRingElement( x )( attribute )

Returns the corresponding ring element for the circle object x.


gap> a := CircleObject( 2 );
CircleObject( 2 )
gap> UnderlyingRingElement( a );    
2

3.1-3 IsCircleObject
‣ IsCircleObject( x )( category )
‣ IsCircleObjectCollection( x )( category )

An object x lies in the category IsCircleObject if and only if it lies in a family constructed by CircleFamily (3.1-5). Since circle objects can be multiplied via * with elements in their family, and we need operations One and Inverse to deal with groups they generate, circle objects are implemented in the category IsMultiplicativeElementWithInverse. A collection of circle objects (e.g. adjoint semigroup or adjoint group) will lie in the category IsCircleObjectCollection.


gap> IsCircleObject( 2 ); IsCircleObject( CircleObject( 2 ) );            
false
true
gap> IsMultiplicativeElementWithInverse( CircleObject( 2 ) );
true
gap> IsCircleObjectCollection( [ CircleObject(0), CircleObject(2) ] );
true

3.1-4 IsPositionalObjectOneSlotRep
‣ IsPositionalObjectOneSlotRep( x )( representation )
‣ IsDefaultCircleObject( x )( representation )

To store the corresponding circle object, we need only to store the underlying ring element. Since this is quite common situation, we defined the representation IsPositionalObjectOneSlotRep for a more general case. Then we defined IsDefaultCircleObject as a synonym of IsPositionalObjectOneSlotRep for objects in IsCircleObject (3.1-3).


gap> IsPositionalObjectOneSlotRep( CircleObject( 2 ) );
true
gap> IsDefaultCircleObject( CircleObject( 2 ) );                          
true

3.1-5 CircleFamily
‣ CircleFamily( fam )( attribute )

CircleFamily(fam) is a family, elements of which are in one-to-one correspondence with elements of the family fam, but with the circle multiplication as an infix multiplication. That is, for x, y in fam, the product of their images in the CircleFamily(fam) will be the image of x + y + x y. The relation between these families is demonstrated by the following equality:


gap> FamilyObj( CircleObject ( 2 ) ) = CircleFamily( FamilyObj( 2 ) );
true

3.2 Operations with circle objects

3.2-1 One
‣ One( x )( operation )

This operation returns the multiplicative neutral element for the circle object x. The result is the circle object corresponding to the additive neutral element of the appropriate ring.


gap> One( CircleObject( 5 ) );
CircleObject( 0 )
gap> One( CircleObject( 5 ) ) = CircleObject( Zero( 5 ) );
true
gap> One( CircleObject( [ [ 1, 1 ],[ 0, 1 ] ] ) );
CircleObject( [ [ 0, 0 ], [ 0, 0 ] ] )

3.2-2 InverseOp
‣ InverseOp( x )( operation )

For a circle object x, returns the multiplicative inverse of x with respect to the circle multiplication; if such one does not exist then fail is returned.

In our implementation we assume that the underlying ring is a subring of the ring with one, thus, if the circle inverse for an element x exists, than it can be computed as -x(1+x)^-1.


gap> CircleObject( -2 )^-1;                        
CircleObject( -2 )
gap> CircleObject( 2 )^-1; 
CircleObject( -2/3 )
gap> CircleObject( -2 )*CircleObject( -2 )^-1;
CircleObject( 0 )


gap> m := CircleObject( [ [ 1, 1 ], [ 0, 1 ] ] );   
CircleObject( [ [ 1, 1 ], [ 0, 1 ] ] )
gap> m^-1;    
CircleObject( [ [ -1/2, -1/4 ], [ 0, -1/2 ] ] )
gap> m * m^-1;
CircleObject( [ [ 0, 0 ], [ 0, 0 ] ] )
gap> CircleObject( [ [ 0, 1 ], [ 1, 0 ] ] )^-1; 
fail

3.2-3 IsUnit
‣ IsUnit( [R, ]x )( operation )

Let x be a circle object corresponding to an element of the ring R. Then the operation IsUnit returns true, if x is invertible in R with respect to the circle multiplication, and false otherwise.


gap> IsUnit( Integers, CircleObject( -2 ) );
true
gap> IsUnit( Integers, CircleObject( 2 ) ); 
false
gap> IsUnit( Rationals, CircleObject( 2 ) );        
true
gap> IsUnit( ZmodnZ(8), CircleObject( ZmodnZObj(2,8) ) );
true
gap> m := CircleObject( [ [ 1, 1 ],[ 0, 1 ] ] );;
gap> IsUnit( FullMatrixAlgebra( Rationals, 2 ), m );
true

If the first argument is omitted, the result will be returned with respect to the default ring of the circle object x.


gap> IsUnit( CircleObject( -2 ) );
true
gap> IsUnit( CircleObject( 2 ) ); 
false
gap> IsUnit( CircleObject( ZmodnZObj(2,8) ) );
true
gap> IsUnit( CircleObject( [ [ 1, 1 ],[ 0, 1 ] ] ) );                                    
false

3.2-4 IsCircleUnit
‣ IsCircleUnit( [R, ]x )( operation )

Let x be an element of the ring R. Then IsCircleUnit( R, x ) determines whether x is invertible in R with respect to the circle multilpication. This is equivalent to the condition that 1+x is a unit in R with respect to the ordinary multiplication.


gap> IsCircleUnit( Integers, -2 );
true
gap> IsCircleUnit( Integers, 2 ); 
false
gap> IsCircleUnit( Rationals, 2 );          
true
gap> IsCircleUnit( ZmodnZ(8), ZmodnZObj(2,8) ); 
true
gap> m := [ [ 1, 1 ],[ 0, 1 ] ];                
[ [ 1, 1 ], [ 0, 1 ] ]
gap> IsCircleUnit( FullMatrixAlgebra(Rationals,2), m );
true

If the first argument is omitted, the result will be returned with respect to the default ring of x.


gap> IsCircleUnit( -2 );                               
true
gap> IsCircleUnit( 2 ); 
false
gap> IsCircleUnit( ZmodnZObj(2,8) );           
true
gap> IsCircleUnit( [ [ 1, 1 ],[ 0, 1 ] ] ); 
false

3.3 Construction of the adjoint semigroup and adjoint group

3.3-1 AdjointSemigroup
‣ AdjointSemigroup( R )( attribute )

If R is a finite ring then AdjointSemigroup(R) will return the monoid which is formed by all elements of R with respect to the circle multiplication.

The implementation is rather straightforward and was added to provide a link to the GAP functionality for semigroups. It assumes that the enumaration of all elements of the ring R is feasible.


gap> R:=Ring( [ ZmodnZObj(2,8) ] );
<ring with 1 generators>
gap> S:=AdjointSemigroup(R);
<monoid with 4 generators>

3.3-2 AdjointGroup
‣ AdjointGroup( R )( attribute )

If R is a finite radical algebra then AdjointGroup(R) will return the adjoint group of R, given as a group generated by a set of circle objects.

To compute the adjoint group of a finite radical algebra, Circle uses the fact that all elements of a radical algebra form a group with respect to the circle multiplication. Thus, the adjoint group of R coincides with R elementwise, and we can randomly select an appropriate set of generators for the adjoint group.

The warning is displayed by IsGeneratorsOfMagmaWithInverses method defined in gap4r4/lib/grp.gi and may be ignored.

WARNINGS:

1. The set of generators of the returned group is not required to be a generating set of minimal possible order.

2. AdjointGroup is stored as an attribute of R, so for the same copy of R calling it again you will get the same result. But if you will create another copy of R in the future, the output may differ because of the random selection of generators. If you want to have the same generating set, next time you should construct a group immediately specifying circle objects that generate it.

3. In most cases, to investigate some properties of the adjoint group, it is necessary first to convert it to an isomorphic permutation group or to a PcGroup.

For example, we can create the following commutative 2-dimensional radical algebra of order 4 over the field of two elements, and show that its adjoint group is a cyclic group of order 4:


gap> x:=[ [ 0, 1, 0 ],
>         [ 0, 0, 1 ],
>         [ 0, 0, 0 ] ];;
gap> R := Algebra( GF(2), [ One(GF(2))*x ] );  
<algebra over GF(2), with 1 generators>
gap> RadicalOfAlgebra( R ) = R;
true
gap> Dimension(R);
2
gap> G := AdjointGroup( R );;
gap> Size( R ) = Size( G );
true
gap> StructureDescription( G );
"C4"

In the following example we construct a non-commutative 3-dimensional radical algebra of order 8 over the field of two elements, and demonstrate that its adjoint group is the dihedral group of order 8:


gap> x:=[ [ 0, 1, 0 ],
>         [ 0, 0, 0 ],     
>         [ 0, 0, 0 ] ];;
gap> y:=[ [ 0, 0, 0 ],     
>         [ 0, 0, 1 ],  
>         [ 0, 0, 0 ] ];;
gap> R := Algebra( GF(2), One(GF(2))*[x,y] );  
<algebra over GF(2), with 2 generators>
gap> RadicalOfAlgebra(R) = R;                
true
gap> Dimension(R);
3
gap> G := AdjointGroup( R );
<group of size 8 with 2 generators>
gap> StructureDescription( G );
"D8"

If the ring R is not a radical algebra, then Circle will use another approach. We will enumerate all elements of the ring R and select those that are units with respect to the circle multiplication. Then we will use a random approach similar to the case of the radical algebra, to find some generating set of the adjoint group. Again, all warnings 1-3 above refer also to this case.

Of course, enumeration of all elements of R should be feasible for this computation. In the following example we demonstrate how it works for rings, generated by residue classes:


gap> R := Ring( [ ZmodnZObj(2,8) ] );
<ring with 1 generators>
gap> G := AdjointGroup( R );
<group of size 4 with 2 generators>
gap> StructureDescription( G );
"C2 x C2"
gap> R := Ring( [ ZmodnZObj(2,256) ] );   
<ring with 1 generators>
gap> G := AdjointGroup( R );;
gap> StructureDescription( G );
"C64 x C2"

Due to the AdjointSemigroup (3.3-1), there is also another way to compute the adjoint group of a ring R by means of the computation of its adjoint semigroup S(R) and taking the Green's H-class of the multiplicative neutral element of S(R). Let us repeat the last example in this way:


gap> R := Ring( [ ZmodnZObj(2,256) ] );  
<ring with 1 generators>
gap> S := AdjointSemigroup( R );
<monoid with 128 generators>
gap> H := GreensHClassOfElement(S,One(S));
{CircleObject( ZmodnZObj( 0, 256 ) )}
gap> G:=AsGroup(H);
<group of size 128 with 2 generators>
gap> StructureDescription(G);
"C64 x C2"

However, the conversion of the Green's H-class to the group may take some time which may vary dependently on the particular ring in question, and will also display a lot of warnings about the default IsGeneratorsOfMagmaWithInverses method, so we did not implemented this as as standard method. In the following example the method based on Green's H-class is much slower than an application of earlier described random approach (20s vs 10ms):


gap> R := Ring( [ ZmodnZObj(2,256) ] );   
<ring with 1 generators>
gap> AdjointGroup(R);;
gap> R := Ring( [ ZmodnZObj(2,256) ] );
<ring with 1 generators>
gap> S:=AdjointSemigroup(R); 
<monoid with 128 generators>
gap> AsGroup(GreensHClassOfElement(S,One(S))); 
<group of size 128 with 2 generators>

Finally, note that if R has a unity 1, then the set 1+R^ad, where R^ad is the adjoint semigroup of R, coincides with the multiplicative semigroup R^mult of R, and the map r ↦ (1+r) for r in R is an isomorphism from R^ad onto R^mult.

Similarly, the set 1+R^*, where R^* is the adjoint group of R, coincides with the unit group of R, which we denote U(R), and the map r ↦ (1+r) for r in R is an isomorphism from R^* onto U(R).

We demonstrate this isomorphism using the following example.


gap> LoadPackage( "laguna", false );
true
gap> FG := GroupRing( GF(2), DihedralGroup(8) );
<algebra-with-one over GF(2), with 3 generators>
gap> R := AugmentationIdeal( FG );;
gap> G := AdjointGroup( R );;
gap> IdGroup( G );
[ 128, 170 ]
gap> IdGroup( Units( FG ) );
#I  LAGUNA package: Computing the unit group ...
[ 128, 170 ]

Thus, dependently on the ring R in question, it might be possible that you can compute much faster its unit group using Units(R) than its adjoint group using AdjointGroup(R). This is why in an attempt of computation of the adjoint group of the ring with one a warning message will be displayed:


gap> Size( AdjointGroup( GroupRing( GF(2), DihedralGroup(8) ) ) );

WARNING: usage of AdjointGroup for associative ring <R> with one!!! 
In this case the adjoint group is isomorphic to the unit group 
Units(<R>), which possibly may be computed faster!!! 

128
gap> Size( AdjointGroup( Integers mod 11 ) );                  

WARNING: usage of AdjointGroup for associative ring <R> with one!!! 
In this case the adjoint group is isomorphic to the unit group 
Units(<R>), which possibly may be computed faster!!! 

10

If R is infinite, an error message will appear, telling that Circle does not provide methods to deal with infinite rings.

3.4 Service functions

3.4-1 InfoCircle
‣ InfoCircle( info class )

InfoCircle is a special Info class for Circle algorithms. It has 2 levels: 0 (default) and 1. To change info level to k, use command SetInfoLevel(InfoCircle, k).


gap> SetInfoLevel( InfoCircle, 1 );
gap> SetInfoLevel(InfoCircle,1);
gap> R := Ring( [ ZmodnZObj(2,8) ]);
<ring with 1 generators>
gap> G := AdjointGroup( R );
#I  Circle : <R> is not a radical algebra, computing circle units ...
#I  Circle : searching generators for adjoint group ...
<group of size 4 with 2 generators>
gap> SetInfoLevel( InfoCircle, 0 );

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