# Abstract algebra

branch of mathematics

In algebra, which is a broad division of mathematics, **abstract algebra** (occasionally called **modern algebra**) is the study of algebraic structures. Algebraic structures include groups, rings, fields, modules, vector spaces, lattices, and algebras.

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- In these days the angel of topology and the devil of abstract algebra fight for the soul of each individual mathematical domain.
- Weyl, Hermann. Invariants. Duke Math. J. 5 (1939), no. 3, 489--502. doi:10.1215/S0012-7094-39-00540-5. http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.dmj/1077491405.