# Cycle Decomposition/Examples

## Examples of Cycle Decompositions

### Permutation in $S_7$

Consider the permutation given in two-row notation as:

$\rho = \begin{pmatrix} 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 & 7 \\ 5 & 6 & 1 & 7 & 3 & 2 & 4 \end{pmatrix}$

The cycle decomposition for $\rho$ is:

$\begin{pmatrix} 1 & 5 & 3 \end{pmatrix} \begin{pmatrix} 2 & 6 \end{pmatrix} \begin{pmatrix} 4 & 7 \end{pmatrix}$

### Permutation in $S_9$

Consider the permutation given in two-row notation as:

$\rho = \begin{pmatrix} 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 & 7 & 8 & 9 \\ 1 & 4 & 6 & 2 & 8 & 9 & 7 & 5 & 3 \end{pmatrix}$

The cycle decomposition for $\rho$ is:

$\begin{pmatrix} 1 \end{pmatrix} \begin{pmatrix} 2 & 4 \end{pmatrix} \begin{pmatrix} 3 & 6 & 9 \end{pmatrix} \begin{pmatrix} 5 & 8 \end{pmatrix} \begin{pmatrix} 7 \end{pmatrix}$

or, omitting the $1$-cycles:

$\begin{pmatrix} 2 & 4 \end{pmatrix} \begin{pmatrix} 3 & 6 & 9 \end{pmatrix} \begin{pmatrix} 5 & 8 \end{pmatrix}$

### Product of Permutations in $S_9$

Consider the product permutations:

$\rho = \begin{pmatrix} 1 & 2 & 4 \end{pmatrix} \begin{pmatrix} 3 & 5 & 7 & 9 \end{pmatrix} \begin{pmatrix} 1 & 3 & 9 \end{pmatrix} \begin{pmatrix} 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 & 8 \end{pmatrix}$

Then $\rho$ evaluates to:

$\begin{pmatrix} 1 & 5 & 6 & 8 & 4 & 7 & 9 & 2 & 3 \end{pmatrix}$