A formal group is an algebraic analogue of a Lie group. Lie groups are any smooth, chartable objects, such as circles, globes or lines, that contain points which obey group properties and that have differentiable group o...
Examples of formal groups, or formal organizations, in society include military units, corporations, churches, court systems, universities, sports teams and charities. Formal organizations denote a social system defined ...
Formal groups determine culture, codes of conduct and core values, and informal groups form more personal relationships that align with the mission statement. Informal encounters between employees help each understand th...
A quadratic function is a function of the form f(x) = ax^2 + bx + c where a, b and c are constants. Part of the definition of a quadratic function is that a is not equal to zero, although b and c can equal zero.
The y axis is typically the vertical axis in a two-dimensional coordinate system. The y coordinate is measured along this axis. It is crossed by, or perpendicular to, the horizontal x axis.
German mathematician Emily Noether's contributions include a number of published works on abstract algebra, with special attention to fields, groups and rings. Noether also proved two theorems basic to elementary particl...
Non-collinear points are any group of three or more points that do not fall on the same straight line. More than two points in the group are needed for non-collinear points, since any two points can form a straight line.