So I'm in Abstract Alegebra I, straight out of Foundations of Math, what most people call discrete math, so I can manipulate sets of numbers very easily.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

My basic question: What really is a group? I've been in this class for a while and everyone talks very fluently in group theory, I understand the requirements to be a group, but is it a bunch of sets? I need a better definition than just the three requirements, can someone help?

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# What really is a group?

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