By ATKIN

This booklet is a presentation of my fresh learn paintings into the idea and functions of mathematical kin among finite units. the resultant effects and ideas are expressed in 'conjunction' with the belief of a union of simplicial complexes and the algorithms and total technique became often called Q-Analysis. The mathematical rules are primarily comhinatorial and are built in Section-A of the booklet, while Section-R comprises an software to a group examine (that of the IJniversity of Rssex). the entire paintings has been released in other places, within the ordinary type of papers, and a finished advent to the full technique should be present in my previous e-book, Mathematical constitution in Human Affairs (Heinemann, London 1974). a lot of the study paintings said during this current hook shouldn't have been attainable with no the co-operation of my examine staff, of whom i might quite wish to thank J.II. Johnson, and its puhlication owes much to the secretarial aid supplied via ~Iary Low. R.H. Atkin IJniversity of Rssex U.K.

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N-2} of these, and so on. plices it takes a value on each of the 1 products xix j • ~(n-l) 1 ~(n-l)(n-2) values a r Subsequently, ~wl is defined on each of the products xixjxk' E J, r = 1, 2, Suppose, in particular, that wl takes the (~), on the possible a~. must make a contribution to (n-2) a 2 "s. Then each value a r If, in general, there are N~ a 2 "s for which a particular a~ ( a 2 then we are concerned with the manner in which the values a i may be distributed over these a 2 "s. Precisely, this means that there is a partition of a i over these aZ"s; that is to say, numbers af (j = 1, 2, ••• , N~) exist such that a~1 and j 1.

V, which suggests that if we write then In this context we need to notice 42 in which we suppose It also follows that we can interpret ~r, r > 1, definition of fr. Thus (frOp +r ' ~p) = (fr-10p+r ' ~~p) " etc. Thus, ~r~p is a map defined on (p+r)-dimensional simplices. actions of f and by way of the ~ The mutual on the graded ring rr, are illustrated by the scheme: + If we move to the exponential face operator via (fOp'W) = (Op'~W). Since (ftOp ' w) = f, (ftOp ' f ~) " we obtain a dual operator ~, f!

Each simplex Yi E KY(XiA) becomes an n-simplex on E KY(X U X); A). because if Yi is A-related to a (p+l)-subset of X it is X-related to the remaining (n-p-l)-subset of X. It follows that. when A induces A. dirn Yi = (n-l). a constant. • card Y. Sut then in addition to this case we now have the possibility of a new combined complex K defined by any relation A C Y x (X U X). sets Y and X UX. Then if we consider the possibility of the simplex \ \ . Xi) in KY(X U X; Yj A Xi. between the ~) we would require some Yi E Y such that Yj A \ This means that Yj = 0_1' the empty set.