Universal algebra?

  • Thread starter tgt
  • Start date
  • #1
tgt
520
2

Main Question or Discussion Point

It sounds like it should be a big field but despite its name, it doesn't seem to be studied by many people? Why?
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
matt grime
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
9,395
3
Why does it sound like a big field? The word universal means something about factorization of maps and so on. Things such as universal enveloping algebras come up all the time in the study of Hopf algebras, quantum groups and so on, so they are used a lot. I think the PBW type results show just how important they are in understanding representations of many objects.
 

Related Threads for: Universal algebra?

  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
Replies
1
Views
1K
Replies
4
Views
4K
Replies
1
Views
1K
Top