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Topic: name for definition in group theory
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David C. Ullrich

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Re: name for definition in group theory
Posted: Mar 26, 2013 11:35 AM
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On Mon, 25 Mar 2013 07:07:13 -0600, "G. A. Edgar"
<edgar@math.ohio-state.edu.invalid> wrote:

>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...


You might read replies to your posts. I haven't claimed that the
first proof I gave was the best one. In fact I've explicitly
disclaimed that several times.







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