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I have been reading through chapter 1 of E.M. Stein's textbook Harmonic Analysis: Real Variable Methods, Orthogonality, and Oscillatory Integrals. In chapter 1, Stein discusses the relationship ...
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In an abstract algebra class, one learns about groups, rings, and fields, and (perhaps naively) conceives of a modern-day algebraist as someone who studies these sorts of structures. One learns about ...
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