# Finitely presented groups

`FPGroup`

— Type`FPGroup`

Finitely presented group. Such groups can be constructed a factors of free groups, see `free_group`

.

`FPGroupElem`

— TypeTODO: document this

`free_group`

— Method```
free_group(n::Int, s::Union{String, Symbol} = "f") -> FPGroup
free_group(L::Vector{<:Union{String, Symbol}}) -> FPGroup
free_group(L::Union{String, Symbol}...) -> FPGroup
```

The first form returns the free group of rank `n`

, where the generators are printed as `s1`

, `s2`

, ..., the default being `f1`

, `f2`

, ...

The second form, if `L`

has length `n`

, returns the free group of rank `n`

, where the `i`

-th generator is printed as `L[i]`

.

The third form, if there are `n`

arguments `L...`

, returns the free group of rank `n`

, where the `i`

-th generator is printed as `L[i]`

.

Variables named like the group generators are *not* created by this function.

`relators`

— Method`relators(G::FPGroup)`

Return a vector of relators for the finitely presented group, i.e., elements $[x_1, x_2, \ldots, x_n]$ in $F =$ `free_group(ngens(G))`

such that `G`

is isomorphic with $F/[x_1, x_2, \ldots, x_n]$.

`length`

— Method`length(g::FPGroupElem)`

Return the length of `g`

as a word in terms of the generators of its group if `g`

is an element of a free group, otherwise a exception is thrown.

**Examples**

```
julia> F = free_group(2); F1 = gen(F, 1); F2 = gen(F, 2);
julia> length(F1*F2^-2)
3
julia> length(one(F))
0
julia> length(one(quo(F, [F1])[1]))
ERROR: ArgumentError: the element does not lie in a free group
```

`map_word`

— Function```
map_word(g::FPGroupElem, genimgs::Vector; genimgs_inv::Vector = Vector(undef, length(genimgs)), init = nothing)
map_word(v::Vector{Union{Int, Pair{Int, Int}}}, genimgs::Vector; genimgs_inv::Vector = Vector(undef, length(genimgs)), init = nothing)
```

Return the product $R_1 R_2 \cdots R_n$ that is described by `g`

or `v`

, respectively.

If `g`

is an element of a free group $G$, say, then the rank of $G$ must be equal to the length of `genimgs`

, `g`

is a product of the form $g_{i_1}^{e_i} g_{i_2}^{e_2} \cdots g_{i_n}^{e_n}$ where $g_i$ is the $i$-th generator of $G$ and the $e_i$ are nonzero integers, and $R_j = $`imgs[`$i*j$`]`$^{e*j}$.

If `g`

is an element of a finitely presented group then the result is defined as `map_word`

applied to a representing element of the underlying free group.

If the first argument is a vector `v`

of integers $k_i$ or pairs `k_i => e_i`

, respectively, then the absolute values of the $k_i$ must be at most the length of `genimgs`

, and $R_j = $`imgs[`$|k*i|$`]`$^{\epsilon*i}$ where $\epsilon_i$ is the `sign`

of $k_i$ (times $e_i$).

If a vector `genimgs_inv`

is given then its assigned entries are expected to be the inverses of the corresponding entries in `genimgs`

, and the function will use (and set) these entries in order to avoid calling `inv`

(more than once) for entries of `genimgs`

.

If `v`

has length zero then `init`

is returned if also `genimgs`

has length zero, otherwise `one(genimgs[1])`

is returned. In all other cases, `init`

is ignored.

**Examples**

```
julia> F = free_group(2); F1 = gen(F, 1); F2 = gen(F, 2);
julia> imgs = gens(symmetric_group(4))
2-element Vector{PermGroupElem}:
(1,2,3,4)
(1,2)
julia> map_word(F1^2, imgs)
(1,3)(2,4)
julia> map_word(F2, imgs)
(1,2)
julia> map_word(one(F), imgs)
()
julia> invs = Vector(undef, 2);
julia> map_word(F1^-2*F2, imgs, genimgs_inv = invs)
(1,3,2,4)
julia> invs
2-element Vector{Any}:
(1,4,3,2)
#undef
```