Symmetric

Symmetric[{s1, ..., sn}]
represents the symmetry of a tensor that is symmetric in the slots .

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  • The slots must be different positive numbers. The order of the list is irrelevant.
  • Symmetric[{}] and Symmetric[{s}] are both equivalent to the identity symmetry.
  • Symmetric[All] represents the symmetry of a tensor that is symmetric in all its slots.
  • If an array is symmetric in a set of slots, then all those slots have the same dimension.

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Basic Examples (2)Basic Examples (2)

This array is symmetric:

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Declare a rank-4 array to be symmetric in three slots:

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Then any transposition involving those slots is equivalent to the original tensor:

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