[r-t] Changes to decisions again
Earisp at rsc.org
Mon Jan 23 13:52:16 UTC 2006
By permutations, I mean each bell sounding once and only once in every
row. That's fairly obviously implied, even if it is not stated.
I've no objections to people ringing 'cylindrical', tunes etc. I just
don't think you can describe it using the same framework as conventional
change-ringing. I guess you could say it falls outside my reduced
requirements for change ringing of 'true permutations'.
Jump changes are entirely different, and could be categorised easily.
Anyway, there's never been any cylindrical rung, ever. This is
something that David Brown allegedly gave up on as it was too weird.
From: Richard Smith [mailto:richard at ex-parrot.com]
Sent: 23 January 2006 13:48
To: ringing-theory at bellringers.net
Subject: Re: [r-t] Changes to decisions again
Philip Earis wrote:
> "It also allows cylindrical. "Any sequence of true
> permutations" does not require all the permutations to
> involve all the bells..."
> Eh?! It does in my mind. I think we're using a different definition of
Well, people talk about permutations of r objects form a set
of n objects -- that's what nPr is. But even if you ignore
that, do you agree that 123456 is a permutation and so is
12345678? If so, what is to stop the ringers of 7 and 8
from stopping for a beer break during a peal?
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