Abstract algebra

  1. I was wondering if there is a field of mathematics which lies beyond and higher than abstract algebra? If it exists could someone tell me the name of that field? Thanks.
     
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  3. jedishrfu

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  4. HallsofIvy

    HallsofIvy 40,297
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    There are many fields of abstract mathematics. They are generally not "ordered" so that we cannot think of one as being "beyond and higher" than another. But I think perhaps "Category Theory" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category_theory) might qualify here.
     
  5. pwsnafu

    pwsnafu 903
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    Representation theory probably counts.
     
  6. micromass

    micromass 18,521
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    Algebraic geometry should count
     
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