The first routine allows to build the ''zero character``:
NAME: b_d_sc, m_d_sc
INT b_d_sc(OP dim,sc),
INT m_d_sc(OP dim,sc)
DESCRIPTION: you only enter an INTEGERobject dim, and the output
is a SYMCHARobject sc, which is the zero character of the
symmetric group of degree dim. Here ''zero character``
means that the
value of the character is zero on all classes.
In the routine b_d_sc the objects dim and sc must be different
since dim becomes part of the object sc.
In the routine m_d_sc,dim and sc may be the same object, because
here we enter a copy of dim into the resulting object sc.
RETURN: OK if no error occured
last changed: November 19, 2001