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Cayley-graph-of-the-cyclic-group-Z-by-8Z-with-the-generators-S23Abstract Algebra is the set of advanced topics of algebra that deal with abstract algebraic structures rather than the usual number systems. The most important of these structures are groups, rings, and fields.

In the following introduction to this topic, we will discuss Binary Operations, Groups, Subgroups, Cyclic Groups, Cayley Digraphs, and how they relate to each other. With a thorough understanding of these topics, students will have the basis to further examine the subject that is Abstract Algebra.

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Cantors_cubeThis week’s math circle presenter will be MMC participant and UTD student, Austin Marstaller.  He’ll be discussing Cantor Sets, a set of points lying on a single line segment that have a number of interesting properties.  Learning about Cantor sets is a great way to introduce general topology.
Announcements will also be made about how to register for AMC 8 if your school does not offer the test.  We look forward to seeing you!

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