Re: Please help - Difference between Finite Set and Finite Field



On Feb 13, 5:29 pm, Kaz Kylheku <kkylh...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 2010-02-13, deepakc <deep...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

But I do not get the difference between them?

A set is an unordered collection of distinct objects.  A set indicates
whether or not some element is its member.

A field is a tuple consisting of a set of elements, two binary
operations, and two special elements from the set.  Furthermore, the
field must satisfy certain axioms.

So as you can see, the two are quite different even at the basic
structural level, since a tuple is ordered, whereas a set isn't.

Hi Jym and Kaz,

Thanks for both your posts. That was very helpful.

-Deepak
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