I've taken a course in Linear Algebra, so I'm used to working with vector spaces. But now, I'm reading Griffith's Introduction to Elementary Particles, and it talks about groups having closure, an identity, an inverse, and being associative.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

With the exception of commutativity (unless the group is abelian), and scalar multiplication, is a group the same thing as a vector space? If not, what's the difference?

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# Homework Help: Vector spaces vs. groups

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