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Modern Algebra

  1. Feb 3, 2006 #1
    Hey can somebody list the practical applications of Modern Algebra? Anything that's grounded in reality?
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  3. Feb 4, 2006 #2
    i'm taking a course in applied algebra and 2 weeks in some of the applications: encryption and error detection.
  4. Feb 4, 2006 #3

    George Jones

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    I'm not sure that you will consider this "grounded in reality," but group and algebras are used extensively in elementary particle physics and quantum field theory.

  5. Feb 4, 2006 #4
    When you're walking outside in the middle of the night and a serial killer sticks a gun to your head and demands that you answer algebra questions otherwise he shoots?
  6. Feb 6, 2006 #5
    Knowing modern algebra has saved my life in this very situation too many times to count.
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