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The Action of the Steenrod algebra in the Cohomology of BF4

Andrzej Kozlowski
Organization: Tokyo Denki University
Department: Faculty of Information Environment

2003 International Mathematica Symposium
Conference location

Imperial College, London

The aim of this article is to demonstrate the use of Mathematica in computations in algebraic topology. While Mathematica, which aims to be a general purpose numeric-symbolic program, can never be as efficient a tool for research level symbolic computation algebra as more specialized programs, the dramatic increase in the speed of personal computers has made such use entirely feasible. We choose as an example a rather arcane subject: the computation of the action of the Steenrod operations in cohomology of the classifying space of the exceptional Lie group F4.

*Mathematics > Algebra > Group Theory
*Mathematics > Topology

algebraic topology, symbolic computation algebra, Steenrod operations, Lie group F4
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