[r-t] Terms of truth
Joe Norton
strainsteamford0123456789+ringingtheory at gmail.com
Sat Jul 11 12:49:00 UTC 2015
I have a question about the names given to various classes of "truth" in
a block. I've been working on some code to do various things with regard
to proving, generating etc. of different kinds of blocks. I have given
names to various properties relating to truth of given blocks, but I was
wondering if people use more standard names for them.
I think it is well understood that the term "true" means that no row is
repeated in a block.
If I want to describe a block on n bells that contains all of the n!
rows at least once each, I call the block "complete". I'm not sure if
there is a more widely used term for this.
If a block on n bells contains each possible row exactly m times each,
for some integer m, then I call the block "balanced". For example a 240
of Doubles that contains each row exactly twice.
Then there is a slightly less "true" sort of truth which exists in, say,
quarter peals of Minor. If we have a 1260 of Minor, I would regard it as
"true" if every possible row exists at least once and at most twice.
More generally this can be expressed as: a block is complete (all
possible rows are present) and the maximum and minimum number of
occurrences of any two rows does not differ by more than one. I don't
have any name for this.
Thanks,
Joe.
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