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# symmetricRing(Ring) -- The Symmetric ring corresponding to a given (Schur) ring.

## Synopsis

• Function: symmetricRing
• Usage:
R = symmetricRing S
• Inputs:
• Optional inputs:
• EHPVariables => ..., default value (e,h,p), Specifies sequence of symbols representing e-, h-, and p-functions
• GroupActing => ..., default value "GL", Specifies the group that is acting
• SVariable => ..., default value s, Specifies symbol representing s-functions
• Outputs:

## Description

Given a (Schur) ring S, the function symmetricRing returns a (Symmetric) ring R that is associated to S in a natural way. Namely, if the attribute S.symmetricRing points to a ring, then the function returns that ring. If S is not a Schur ring, then the function returns S. Otherwise, if S is a Schur ring, then the function constructs a polynomial ring over the Symmetric ring R_A of the base ring A of R, having the same relative dimension over R_A as S over A.

 i1 : A = schurRing(QQ,a,6); i2 : B = schurRing(A,b,3); i3 : symmetricRing B o3 = QQ[e ..e , p ..p , h ..h ][e ..e , p ..p , h ..h ] 1 6 1 6 1 6 1 3 1 3 1 3 o3 : PolynomialRing i4 : symmetricRing ZZ o4 = ZZ o4 : Ring