A ring is a commutative group under addition that has a second operation: multiplication. These generalize a wide variety of mathematical objects like the integers, polynomials, matrices, modular arithmetic, and more. In this video we will take an in depth look at the definition of a ring.
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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.