A module is a generalization of a vector space. You can think of it as a group of vectors with scalars from a ring instead of a field. In this lesson, we introduce the module, give a variety of examples, and talk about the ways in which modules and vector spaces are different from one another.

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A module is a generalization of a vector space. You can think of it as a group of vectors with scalars from a ring instead of a field. In this lesson, we introduce the module, give a variety of examples, and talk about the ways in which modules and vector spaces are different from one another.

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Abstract Algebra deals with groups, rings, fields, and modules. These are abstract structures which appear in many different branches of mathematics, including geometry, number theory, topology, and more. They even appear in scientific topics such as quantum mechanics.