## Module Handbook

• Dynamischer Default-Fachbereich geändert auf INF

# Module INF-58-52-M-6

## Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
INF-58-52-M-6 Algorithmic Group Theory 8.0 CP (240 h)

## Basedata

CP, Effort 8.0 CP = 240 h 1 Sem. in SuSe [6] Master (General) [EN] English Schweitzer, Pascal, Prof. Dr. (PROF | DEPT: INF) Schweitzer, Pascal, Prof. Dr. (PROF | DEPT: INF) [INF-ALG] Algorithmics and Deduction [INF-88.79-SG] M.Sc. Computer Science [AUSL] Phase-out period

## Courses

Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Module-Part
Presence-Time /
Self-Study
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
4V+2U INF-58-52-K-6
Algorithmic Group Theory
P 84 h 156 h
U-Schein
ja PL1 8.0 SuSe
• About [INF-58-52-K-6]: Title: "Algorithmic Group Theory"; Presence-Time: 84 h; Self-Study: 156 h
• About [INF-58-52-K-6]: The study achievement "[U-Schein] proof of successful participation in the exercise classes (ungraded)" must be obtained.
• It is a prerequisite for the examination for PL1.

## Examination achievement PL1

• Form of examination: oral examination (20-60 Min.)
• Examination Frequency: Examination only within the course
• Examination number: 65852 ("Algorithmic Group Theory")

## Contents

• Different ways of encoding groups in the computer.
• Algorithms for calculating elementary properties and objects in groups such as order of elements, order of group and favorable generating systems. The focus is on algorithms for permutation groups.

## Competencies / intended learning achievements

Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to
• explain the theoretical basics of handling of groups,
• explain the operation of efficient algorithms which are used for calculation in groups and the limits of computability in this context,
• use computer algebra systems for handling groups,
• to clarify the limits of computability and efficiency of algorithms when dealing with algebraic objects at concrete problems.

## Literature

• Seress, Ákos. Permutation group algorithms . Vol. 152. Cambridge University Press, 2003.
• Holt, Derek F., Bettina Eick, and Eamonn A. O'Brien. Handbook of computational group theory . CRC Press, 2005.

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## References to Module / Module Number [INF-58-52-M-6]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[INF-88.79-SG] M.Sc. Computer Science [Specialisation] Specialization 1 [WP] Compulsory Elective