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How would one prove that algebraic topology can never have a non self-

  1. Feb 8, 2014 #1
    contradictory set of abelian groups.
     
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  3. Feb 8, 2014 #2

    jgens

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    Any ideas about what? You have to provide some context here!
     
  4. Feb 8, 2014 #3
    What other context are you looking for?
     
  5. Feb 8, 2014 #4

    jgens

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    Well your thread title only says "How would one prove that algebraic topology can never have a non self-" and then stops, while the body of your posts makes some mumblings about a TV show and proof, but never mentions what result you have in mind. So pretty much ANY indication about what question you're really asking would be nice.
     
  6. Feb 8, 2014 #5
    S*** sorry it must've gotten cut off. The title was supposed to read, "How would one prove that algebraic topology can never have a non self-contradictory set of abelian groups."
     
  7. Feb 8, 2014 #6

    jgens

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    Alright this is a step in the right direction. What do you mean self-contradictory set of abelian groups though?
     
  8. Feb 8, 2014 #7
    Well that's the thing. I heard it and I thought that I was complete nonsense because abelian groups are just groups in which the operations are commutative. I don't have a great understanding of topology since I'm only 15, so I thought that my conclusion that it was just bs was due to my lack of understanding. But, I thought that maybe one could make sense out of it on this forum if anywhere.
     
  9. Feb 8, 2014 #8

    jgens

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    Well without further clarification, the question is nonsense as it stands. So hopefully that gives you some peace of mind.
     
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