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Mathematics of Computation

Published by the American Mathematical Society since 1960 (published as Mathematical Tables and other Aids to Computation 1943-1959), Mathematics of Computation is devoted to research articles of the highest quality in computational mathematics.

ISSN 1088-6842 (online) ISSN 0025-5718 (print)

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Computation of invariants of finite abelian groups
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by Evelyne Hubert and George Labahn PDF
Math. Comp. 85 (2016), 3029-3050 Request permission


We investigate the computation and applications of rational invariants of the linear action of a finite abelian group in the nonmodular case. By diagonalization, such a group action can be described by integer matrices of orders and exponents. We make use of integer linear algebra to compute a minimal generating set of invariants along with the substitution needed to rewrite any invariant in terms of this generating set. In addition, we show how to construct a minimal generating set that consists only of polynomial invariants. As an application, we provide a symmetry reduction scheme for polynomial systems whose solution set is invariant by a finite abelian group action. Finally, we also provide an algorithm to find such symmetries given a polynomial system.
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  • Evelyne Hubert
  • Affiliation: INRIA Méditerranée, 06902 Sophia Antipolis, France
  • MR Author ID: 626362
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  • George Labahn
  • Affiliation: Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G1
  • MR Author ID: 108900
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  • Received by editor(s): January 24, 2014
  • Received by editor(s) in revised form: September 4, 2014, and April 27, 2015
  • Published electronically: January 14, 2016
  • © Copyright 2016 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 85 (2016), 3029-3050
  • MSC (2010): Primary 13A50, 15A72; Secondary 12Y05, 13P25, 13P15, 14L30
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  • MathSciNet review: 3522980