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differential algebra

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Idea

A differential algebra is an associative algebra AA equipped with a derivation d:AAd \colon A \to A, typically required to satisfy dd=0d \circ d = 0.

If AA is a field one accordingly speaks of a differential field.

If AA is a graded algebra and dd is of degree 1 one speaks of a differential graded algebra.

Etc.

References

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