What is a Vector Space? (Abstract Algebra)

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Vector spaces are one of the fundamental objects you study in abstract algebra. They are a significant generalization of the 2- and 3-dimensional vectors you study in science. In this lesson we talk about the definition of a vector space and give a few surprising examples.

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We recommend the following textbooks:
Dummit & Foote, Abstract Algebra 3rd Edition

Milne, Algebra Course Notes (available free online)

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