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Any set of elements in mathematics that has two laws of composition, addition
and multiplication, such that ( 1 ) with addition as the law of combination it forms
an additive group, and (2) with multiplication is commutative and associative, and
In order to get a field containing 4—1 (that is, to be able to carry out addition,
subtraction, multiplication, and division subject to the usual rules), all complex
numbers of the form x + yi = x+iy = x + yj—l were considered more generally.
Thus, if a multiplication distributive with respect to addition and satisfying a
specific condition of associativity (see 319) is to be defined on K", it is sufficient to
define the n2 products efij (1 < i, j < /?), because then products of //-tuples are ...
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