In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, A N Niel writes: >In article <200603281743.k2SHhi9129832@walkabout.empros.com>, Michael Stemper <email@example.com> wrote:
>> After puzzling it over for a few weeks (my Usenet access was gone at >> the time), I finally set aside the topology book and bought a book >> on algebra, instead. > >So I hope that algebra book did not start out: A group is a set with a >binary operation satisfying these axioms...
<g> No, it started out with a few examples of groups and abstracted the properties from them. *Then* it gave the formal definition.
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