precond man page

precond — precondensation of tensor products


precond [Options] <Info> <M> <N>


This program performs two tasks:

If there is no peak word for a constituent, precond will issue a warning but continue.  However, the P and Q matrices for this constituent are zero.



Quiet, no messages.


Verbose, more messages.

-T <MaxTime>

Set CPU time limit

Implementation Details

Step 1, matching of constituents, is implemented in the same way as in chop(1) and cfcomp(1), i.e., by using the standard basis with respect to identifying words.  Step 2 is based on two observations:


V⊗V^*≅Hom_k(V,V), and (S⊗T)e_H≅End_kH(V) as kH-Modules.


There is a natural, H-invariant non-degenerate scalar product on Hom_k(V,V), given by Γ(phi,phi)=Trace(phi∘phi).

From (A) it is clear that calculating the embedding of (S⊗T)e_H into S⊗T is equivalent to computing a basis of End_kH(V).  The latter is easily accomplished using the peak word of V.  As a consequence of the second observation, there is a natural one-to-one correspondence between H-invariant linear forms on Hom_k(V,V) and End_kH(V), which is used to calculate the projection from Hom_k(V,V) on End_kH(V).

More details on the algorithm used in Step 2 can be found in M. Ringe, "Bemerkungen zur Kondensation von Tensorprodukten irreduzibler Moduln", Nov. 1998, unpublished.

Input Files


Info file for M, produced by chop(1)/pwkond(1).


Info file for N, produced by chop(1)/pwkond(1).


Standard generators for each constituent.


Standard generators for each constituent.

Output Files


Tensor condensation info file.


Embeddings for each constituent.


Projections for each constituent.

See Also

cfcomp(1), chop(1), pwkond(1)

Referenced By

pwkond(1), tcond(1), tuc(1).

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