I'm currently taking a course, "Abstract Algebra I & Number Theory" and i'm wondering:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

what is the difference between abstract algebra and number theory? the two topics seem meshed together.

i tried googling both of them and it doesn't really help. it's hard to tell the differences between the two.

can anyone give me a solid answer?

edit: i'm mostly wondering because we also have a course "Abstract Algebra II," and a course "Topics in Number Theory," both of which require "Abstract Algebra I & Number Theory" as a prerequisite. i'm only required to take one and i'd rather take the one i'm more interested in and better at.

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# Number Theory & Abstract Algebra

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