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Ring, field, injection, surjection, bijection,

  1. Sep 9, 2004 #1


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    Ring, field, injection, surjection, bijection, jet, bundle.
    Does anybody know who first introduced those terms and when and why those people called these matimatical structures so. I mean not the definitions but the properties of real things which can be accosiated with those mathematical structures terms.
    For example, 'nutural number' is number which can be associate with the real things in the nuture, e.g. 1,2,3.... Number 0 is not nutural, because nobody see zero thing, and the negative number too.
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  4. Sep 12, 2004 #3


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    field seems to be a translation from the german of korper, and ring is pesumably also a transl;ation of something like anneau from french, or a german version.

    the various jections are french transliterations.
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