mathematical group


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Noun1.mathematical group - a set that is closed, associative, has an identity element and every element has an inversemathematical group - a set that is closed, associative, has an identity element and every element has an inverse
subgroup - (mathematics) a subset (that is not empty) of a mathematical group
Abelian group, commutative group - a group that satisfies the commutative law
set - (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols; "the set of prime numbers is infinite"
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Where possible he avoids mathematical group theory, mainly by using examples that do not require it.
The magician performs the trick with the aid of mathematical group theory, specifically the Klein 4-group whose addition table appears at left.
This is particularly disappointing because the Mayan and other calendars give her the strongest case for seeing a different type of mathematics in another culture--cyclical calendars may have forced a few cultures' timekeepers to explore rudimentary ideas in mathematical group theory, a subject that didn't captivate the West until later.

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