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Magma

 IsSteiner
 test whether a magma is a Steiner magma

 Calling Sequence IsSteiner( m )

Parameters

 m - Array representing the Cayley table of a finite magma

Description

 • A Steiner magma is a commutative magma that satisfies the law X*(X*Y) = Y.
 • The IsSteiner command returns true if the given magma is a Steiner magma. It returns false otherwise.

Examples

 > $\mathrm{with}\left(\mathrm{Magma}\right):$
 > $m≔⟨⟨⟨1|3|2⟩,⟨3|2|1⟩,⟨2|1|3⟩⟩⟩$
 ${m}{≔}\left[\begin{array}{ccc}{1}& {3}& {2}\\ {3}& {2}& {1}\\ {2}& {1}& {3}\end{array}\right]$ (1)
 > $\mathrm{IsSteiner}\left(m\right)$
 ${\mathrm{true}}$ (2)
 > $m≔⟨⟨⟨1|2|3⟩,⟨2|3|3⟩,⟨3|1|2⟩⟩⟩$
 ${m}{≔}\left[\begin{array}{ccc}{1}& {2}& {3}\\ {2}& {3}& {3}\\ {3}& {1}& {2}\end{array}\right]$ (3)
 > $\mathrm{IsSteiner}\left(m\right)$
 ${\mathrm{false}}$ (4)

Compatibility

 • The Magma[IsSteiner] command was introduced in Maple 15.
 • For more information on Maple 15 changes, see Updates in Maple 15.