Let’s suppose we’re Babylonians, so all we have arethe rational numbers and commutative rings.

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Student: Why is it called a ring?

Abstract Algebra Professor: Because there are two operations which are getting married.

“Say what you mean. Mean what you say. Aim to make your proof impossible to be misunderstood, rather than merely possible to understand.”

– *Abstract algebra professor.*

“It’s almost a natural disaster when it comes to the notation of generating ideals of rings.”

– *Algebra professor, when explaining the use of parentheses in ideal generation.*

“Just because it’s a 64-entry group table doesn’t mean you get to complain.”

– *Abstract algebra professor*