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I Difference between an Algebra and a Vector space

  1. May 3, 2017 #1
    Hi guys,
    I am a little confused on the difference between an Algebra and a vector space. I´m guessing there´s a fairly simple distinction. Any guidance would be much appreciated, I accept both hand wavy and hardcore axiom based responses :)
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  3. May 3, 2017 #2


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    An algebra is a vector space, on which additionally a second binary operation, usually referred to as multiplication is defined.
  4. May 4, 2017 #3
    Amazing, thanks :)
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