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− | An '''isomorphism''' is a [[bijective]] [[homomorphism]]. If <math>A</math> and <math>B</math> are | + | An '''isomorphism''' is a [[bijective]] [[homomorphism]]. If <math>A</math> and <math>B</math> are objects in a certain category such that there exists an isomorphism <math>A\to B</math>, then <math>A</math> and <math>B</math> are said to be '''isomorphic'''. Informally speaking, two isomorphic objects can be considered as two superficially different versions of the same object. Isomorphic objects cannot be distinguished by Universal Mapping Properties. |
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An isomorphism is a bijective homomorphism. If and are objects in a certain category such that there exists an isomorphism , then and are said to be isomorphic. Informally speaking, two isomorphic objects can be considered as two superficially different versions of the same object. Isomorphic objects cannot be distinguished by Universal Mapping Properties.
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