Department of Mathematics, Liverpool Hope University College, Hope Park, Liverpool L16 8ND, England
Abstract: This paper considers the minimum number of involutions, $i(G)$, required to generate both of the double covers $G$ of the symmetric group. In particular, explicit generators, of order two, for each of the groups are also introduced. These generators may, for example, be useful for implementation in Magma-Cayley or GAP.
Full text of the article: