decomposition

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decomposition

[dē‚käm·pə′zish·ən]
(chemistry)
The more or less permanent structural breakdown of a molecule into simpler molecules or atoms.
(geochemistry)
(mathematics)
The expression of a fraction as a sum of partial fractions.
The representation of a set as the union of pairwise disjoint subsets.
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The contributors investigate alternating triple systems with simple Lie algebras of derivations, simple decompositions of simple Lie superalgebras, generalized capable abelian groups, Freudenthal's magic square, and Vinberg algebras associated to some nilpotent Lie algebras.