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AbstractThe Meataxe algorithm is a popular algorithm to test modules for irreducibility. I review the theory and particular cases of the Meataxe algorithm and the analogies that can be drawn from normal forms of matrices. I describe my implementation of an algorithm already implemented in GAP (Groups, Algorithms, Programming) to compute the simple composition factors of a module, and implement changes that should in theory speed up computations with large modules. I then test and evaluate predictions.
Degree ProgramHonors College