A common framework for the two concepts of the title is developed to yield an alternative proof to a theorem of Cohn and Lempel relating the number of orbits of a product of a full cycle by disjoint transpositions to the rank over GF(2) of the associated chord-intersection-matrix.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
- Computational Theory and Mathematics