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### Generalization of the shakehands/condom puzzle?

The classic handshake puzzle goes something like this:
"Given that everyone has a different skin disease, how can you safely shake hands with 3 people when you have only 2 gloves?"
Its common ...

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### when is A isomorphic to A^3?

this is totally elementary, but I have no idea how to solve it: let $A$ be an abelian group such that $A$ is isomorphic to $A^3$. is then $A$ isomorphic to $A^2$? probably no, but how construct a ...

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### Newbie boolean algebra question [closed]

The Majority Function is
1: A.B.¬C + A.¬B.C + ¬A.B.C + A.B.C
I can see intuitively that it can be simplified to
2: A.B + A.C + B.C
and thus A.(B + C) + B.C
but how can I use boolean algebra to ...

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### computation, algebra, logic

So a really simple way of describing a digital computer is to say that it is a device for performing boolean operations. You feed it a bunch of bit strings, which is a description of the problem and ...

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### Decomposition result for multivariate polynomial

Let $k$ be a positive integer greater than $1$ and suppose that $F \in \mathbb{Z}[x_{1}, \ldots, x_{k}]$.
Can we always find a natural number $n(k)$ and $f_{1}, \ldots f_{n(k)} \in \mathbb{Z}[x]$ ...

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### Inverses in convolution algebras

Let $G$ be a locally compact totally disconnected group, and to make life easy let's suppose its Haar measure is bi-invariant. Let $C_c(G)$ be the space of locally constant complex functions on $G$ ...

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### Do convolution and multiplication satisfy any nontrivial algebraic identities?

For (suitable) real- or complex-valued functions f and g on a (suitable) abelian group G, we have two bilinear operations: multiplication -
(f.g)(x) = f(x)g(x),
and convolution -
(f*g)(x) = ...

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### Canonical examples of algebraic structures

Please list some examples of common examples of algebraic structures. I was thinking answers of the following form.
"When I read about a [insert structure here], I immediately think of [example]."
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