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^ -- a binary operator, usually used for powers



This operator is used for exponentiation, making free modules and sheaves, for shifting complexes left or right, for projection maps involving direct sums, and for making nets.

Ways to use symbol ^ :

For the programmer

The object ^ is a keyword.

This operator may be used as a binary operator in an expression like x^y. The user may install binary methodsfor handling such expressions with code such as

         X ^ Y := (x,y) -> ...

where X is the class of x and Y is the class of y.