Tour:Entertainment menu one (beginners)
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We've had a look at some of the basic definitions of groups. You might want to take a little break by reading some light pieces:
- What on earth is a group? is a dialogue where a mathematician tries to explain the notion of a group to a non-mathematician.
- Why care about groups? is a more serious discussion between a group theorist and a student keen to know more about the subject.
- Groups as symmetry discusses how groups come up as the symmetries of structures.
- History of groups discusses the historical evolution of the notion of group.
- Historical definitions of group gives some early-on definitions of group (note: some of these definitions are incorrect and inadequate).
- Funky definitions of group gives some weird definitions of group, that are nonetheless correct.
- Groups in expository literature discusses the way groups are often discussed in expository literature intended for non-mathematicians.
If you're already familiar with these other areas of mathematics, you might want to check out:
Here's an article to read if you want to know how to vary the concept of a group:
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