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Topic: What difficulties encountered by beginners in abstract algebra?
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Michael Stemper

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Re: What difficulties encountered by beginners in abstract algebra?
Posted: Jan 9, 2013 1:25 PM
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In article <f49fb6ea-c306-4800-8ad3-7940d8349be6@googlegroups.com>, Dan Christensen <Dan_Christensen@sympatico.ca> writes:

>I am working on some introductory notes for group theory. What difficulties are typically encountered by math or science undergrads in an introductory course on abstract algebra?

The big speed bump for me is thinking about composition of permutations. The
notation seems to get me wrapped around the axle.

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