Commutative ring

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A ring the multiplication of which is commutative (cf. Commutativity). The theory of associative-commutative rings with a unit is called commutative algebra. An example of an non-associative commutative ring is a Jordan ring (see Jordan algebra).

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This article was adapted from an original article by O.A. Ivanova (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article