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Topic: name for definition in group theory
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G. A. Edgar

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Re: name for definition in group theory
Posted: Mar 25, 2013 9:07 AM
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In article <250320130642467406%edgar@math.ohio-state.edu.invalid>, G.
A. Edgar <edgar@math.ohio-state.edu.invalid> wrote:

> In article <m89uk8lshngii7afp7qktplg90ubnq9doj@4ax.com>, David C.
> Ullrich <ullrich@math.okstate.edu> wrote:

> > A topological group is
> Now there is overkill for you.

There are results in number theory where the simplest, best motivated,
known proofs involve complex analysis.

It would be very interesting if we find a result in group theory where
the simplest proof involves topological groups. But this "rigid
groups" theorem is not it...

G. A. Edgar http://www.math.ohio-state.edu/~edgar/

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