# Bit (abstract)

An abstract bit is an element of the set \(\mathbb B\), which has two elements. An abstract bit is to \(\mathbb B\) as a number is to \(\mathbb N\). The set \(\mathbb N\) contains a bunch of “numbers”, and these numbers sometimes have many different labels, such as “three” and “3”. Similarly, the set \(\mathbb B\) contains a pair of “bits”, which sometimes have many different labels. The abstract bits are sometimes labeled 0 and 1; true and false; yes and no; or + and -. The labels don’t matter; the point is that the set \(\mathbb B\) contains two elements, and we call those elements (abstract) bits.

Parents:

- Mathematics
Mathematics is the study of numbers and other ideal objects that can be described by axioms.

- Bit