abelian group

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[After Niels Henrik Abel (1802-1829), Norwegian mathematician.]

Abelian group

(Mathematics) a group the defined binary operation of which is commutative: if a and b are members of an Abelian group then ab = ba
[C19: named after Niels Henrik Abel (1802–29), Norwegian mathematician]
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Noun1.Abelian group - a group that satisfies the commutative lawAbelian group - a group that satisfies the commutative law
mathematical group, group - a set that is closed, associative, has an identity element and every element has an inverse
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Among the topics are greatest common divisors, integer multiples and exponents, quotients of polynomial rings, divisibility and factorization in integral domains, subgroups of cyclic groups, cosets and Lagrange's theorem, the fundamental theorem of finite abelian groups, and check digits.

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