Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#8468 closed enhancement (fixed)

add "Group Theory and Sage: A Primer" to the classification "Thematic Tutorials"

Reported by: mvngu Owned by: mvngu
Priority: major Milestone: sage-4.4.1
Component: documentation Keywords: group theory
Cc: rbeezer Merged in: sage-4.4.1.alpha3
Authors: Rob Beezer Reviewers: David Joyner, Minh Van Nguyen
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Description (last modified by mvngu)

Add the document Group Theory and Sage: A Primer to the documentation category "Thematic Tutorials". The original proposal can be found on sage-devel and sage-combinat-devel.

Notes: The current ticket needs to be coordinated with #8470.

Prerequisites: #8469

Attachments (3)

sage-group-theory-primer.tex (34.9 KB) - added by rbeezer 12 years ago.
sage-group-theory-primer.pdf (124.2 KB) - added by rbeezer 12 years ago.
trac_8468-groups.patch (40.9 KB) - added by mvngu 12 years ago.
based on Sage 4.3.4.alpha1; depends on #8469

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Change History (15)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by mvngu

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by mvngu

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Summary changed from add "Group Theory and Sage: A Primer" to the classification "Sage HOWTOs" to add "Group Theory and Sage: A Primer" to the classification "Thematic Tutorials"

Changed 12 years ago by rbeezer

Changed 12 years ago by rbeezer

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by rbeezer

  • Status changed from new to needs_review

TeX and PDF are posted here. License should be compatible with the rest of Sage documentation now. Any updates in the future should appear at http://abstract.ups.edu

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by wdj

  • Status changed from needs_review to positive_review

Looks good to me.

Thanks Rob!

Changed 12 years ago by mvngu

based on Sage 4.3.4.alpha1; depends on #8469

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by mvngu

  • Authors set to Rob Beezer
  • Description modified (diff)
  • Reviewers set to David Joyner, Minh Van Nguyen
  • Status changed from positive_review to needs_work

The attachment trac_8468-groups.patch is a ReSTified version of Rob's group theory primer. This patch depends on ticket #8469. So only the patch needs review by anyone but me.

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by mvngu

  • Status changed from needs_work to needs_review

comment:7 Changed 12 years ago by wdj

Do the new review require more than just looking at http://sage.math.washington.edu/home/mvngu/8470-newdoc/thematic_tutorials/group_theory.html and checking if it looks okay?

It looks okay to me by maybe Rob Beezer is a better judge since he wrote the original version.

comment:8 Changed 12 years ago by bump

One point is that it would be nice if the primer showed how to construct character tables. (I don't think that should be a prerequisite for positive review.)

comment:9 follow-up: Changed 12 years ago by rbeezer

Minh - the HTML version looks very nice. Thanks for your work on this. As David suggests, I'll do a more careful once-over in the next couple days (ie this is not a review - just a promise to do so).

Dan - This was written to accompany an undergraduate course, where we don't come close to character tables. But it would be a good thing to add I think, maybe under something like an "advanced topic" section so it doesn't scare off the beginners. I've not used this function much (OK, first time was 2 minutes ago). Any "gotchas" I should document besides the occurrence of primitive roots of unity?

Anything else anybody would want to see in an "advanced" section?

Rob

comment:10 in reply to: ↑ 9 Changed 12 years ago by wdj

Replying to rbeezer:

...

Anything else anybody would want to see in an "advanced" section?

Since you ask:-) Other topics could be

  • automorphism groups of various structures (graphs, designs, codes, ...)
  • Cayley graphs of groups

  • actions of groups on sets,
  • action of groups on polynomials and invariant theory.
  • applications to the Rubik's cube.

I'm not saying you *should* do this or that it really needs to be done but you asked:-)

Rob

comment:11 Changed 12 years ago by bump

  • Status changed from needs_review to positive_review

The attachment trac_8468-groups.patch is a ReSTified version of Rob's group theory primer. This patch depends on ticket #8469. So only the patch needs review by anyone but me.

To summarize the thread, the tutorial could be expanded later but that is not the purpose of this patch. I have built the html and pdf documentation. The only defect I see is long lines in the pdf file. I would suggest breaking these even though Sage output does not. However I don't think this is a prerequisite to merging the patch and I am changing status to positive review.

comment:12 Changed 12 years ago by mvngu

  • Merged in set to sage-4.4.1.alpha3
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from positive_review to closed

Close since this is merged due to the merging of #8823.

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