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Chapter: World in a mirror

( blog, chapter World in a mirror) — Predrag Cvitanovic 2009-02-12

Discrete symmetry desymmetrization

Quotienting the discrete translation pCf isotropy subgroup

From Halcrow et al. paper on pCf equilibria:

 R_{xz} = \{e, \sigma_x \tau_{xz}, \sigma_z \tau_{xz}, \sigma_{xz}\}
        = \{e,\sigma_{xz}\} \times \{e,\sigma_{z}\tau_{xz}\}
        \simeq S \,.

The R_{xz} isotropy subgroup is particularly important, as the equilibria belong to this conjugacy class, as do most of the solutions reported here. The NBC isotropy subgroup of Schmiegel and our S are conjugate to R_{xz} under quarter-cell coordinate transformations. In keeping with previous literature, we often represent this conjugacy class with S = \{e, s_1, s_2, s_3\} = \{e, \sigma_z \tau_x, \sigma_x \tau_{xz},
\sigma_{xz} \tau_z\} rather than the simpler conjugate group R_{xz}.

Re. methods of visualizing the state-space portraits with the 4th-order R_{xz} isotropy subgroup quotiented out: the double-angle trick from Lorenz will not suffice here, since we have mirror symmetry (x,y,z) \to (-x,y,z) as well as the rotation-about axis (x,y,z) \to (-x,y,-z). The double-angle trick is suitable only for the latter. It would reduce the four quadrants to two, but unfortunately not in the way we would like: it would map \tau_{xz} EQ2 to EQ2 and \tau_z EQ2 \to \tau_x EQ2, leaving us with distinct EQ2, \tau_x EQ2. And it's EQ2, \tau_x EQ2 we are most interested in equating. – John F. Gibson 2009-03-19

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