alternating group


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alternating group

[′ȯl·tər·nād·iŋ ′grüp]
(mathematics)
A group made up of all the even permutations of n objects.
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To make the task more difficult, each of the alternating groups contained eight dots.
The series focuses on two houses in the Pines, one shared by alternating groups of 30- and 40-something gay men, one shared by half a dozen lesbians (who find the more bohemian lesbians from Cherry Grove down the beach just too .
The unison sway of their uplifted arms heralds an ongoing shift of focus between alternating groups.
They also assist with the dinners for the homeless on first, third and fifth Fridays, although alternating groups in the congregation provide the cooked meals.
These criteria are then applied to alternating groups, groups of Lie type in characteristic two, classical groups of Lie type in odd characteristic, exceptional groups of Lie type in odd characteristic, and sporadic groups.

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