Algebra

[Revised entry by Vaughan Pratt on August 4, 2017. Changes to: Main text] Algebra is a branch of mathematics sibling to geometry, analysis (calculus), number theory, combinatorics, etc. Although
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[Revised entry by Vaughan Pratt on August 4, 2017. Changes to: Main text] Algebra is a branch of mathematics sibling to geometry, analysis (calculus), number theory, combinatorics, etc. Although algebra has its roots in numerical domains such as the reals and the complex numbers, in its full generality it differs from its siblings in serving no specific mathematical domain. Whereas geometry treats spatial entities, analysis continuous variation, number theory integer arithmetic, and combinatorics discrete structures, algebra is equally...

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