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I think my professor gave me credit when he shouldn't have! I just want to understand
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Mar14-12, 06:10 PM
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We simply say "odd permutation" when we mean a permutation that can be written as an odd number of transpositions.
See for instance wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parity_of_a_permutation
I guess the term "even cycle" is a bit ambiguous though.