Endomorphism


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endomorphism

[′en·də′mȯr‚fiz·əm]
(mathematics)
A function from a set with some structure (such as a group, ring, vector space, or topological space) to itself which preserves this structure.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Endomorphism

 

a mapping of a set into itself in which the algebraic operations and relations defined on the set are preserved. For example, the mapping x → 2x is an endomorphism of an additive group of whole numbers, such that 2(x + y) = 2x + 2y.

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