Making Some Things Precise

  • George M. Bergman
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To prepare for the development of free groups in the next chapter, we examine the concept of a term in a given set of variable-symbols and operation-symbols, the evaluation of terms in groups and other algebraic structures, and their use to express identities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • George M. Bergman
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

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