Q: How do you expand (a+b)n?
(a+b)^n ( a + b ) ^ n ( a + b ) ^ n ( a + b ) ^ n
…and so on…
Q: Does there exist a politician who does nothing at all?
A: Yes, because politians form a Lie group.
Q: How does an algebraist express appreciation?
A: Thanks. Thanks abelian.
Q: What is an ‘ugh’?
A: The dual of a cough.
Q: Why can’t you grow wheat in Z/6Z?
A: Because it’s not a field.
Q: Why didn’t Newton discover group theory?
A: Because he wasn’t Abel.
Q: What do you call a young eigensheep?
A: A lamb. Duh.
Q: How does an engineer define a vector space?
A: A set V satisfying the axiom that for any x in V, x has a little arrow drawn over it.
Q: How did the linear algebraist defeat the Chicago Bulls in the playoffs?
A: He used Krause-Jordan elimination.
[ Bulls GM: Jerry Krause; star player: Michael Jordan ]