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" ALGEBRA. CHAPTER I. FUNDAMENTAL PROCESSES OF ALGEBRA. SECTION I. Definitions and Notation. 1. Algebra, according to the usual definition, is that branch of mathematics in which the quantities considered are represented by the letters of the alphabet,... "
An Elementary Treatise on Algebra: To which are Added Exponential Equations ... - Page 1
by Benjamin Peirce - 1837 - 284 pages
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Mathematical Dictionary and Cyclopedia of Mathematical Science: Comprising ...

Charles Davies, William Guy Peck - Electronic book - 1855 - 592 pages
...that portion of the science of mathematics in which the quantities considered are denoted by letters, and the operations to be performed upon them are indicated by signs, Writers on this subject have drawn a distinction between the ancient and modern analysis, and we shall...
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An Elementary Treatise on Algebra: To which are Added Exponential Equations ...

Benjamin Peirce - Algebra - 1858 - 296 pages
...CONTINUED FRACTIONS 248 EXPONENTIAL EQUATIONS AND LOGARITHMS. SECTION I. Eiponential Equations 2G3 ALGEBRA. CHAPTER I. FUNDAMENTAL PROCESSES OF ALGEBRA....which will be more easily understood, when we are advanced in the science. 2. The sign + is called plus or more, or the posltive sign, and placed between...
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Elements of Algebra: On the Basis of M. Bourdon, Embracing Sturm's and ...

Charles Davies - Algebra - 1860 - 412 pages
...ALGEBRA is a branch of mathematics, in which the quantities considered are represented by letters, and the operations to be performed upon them are indicated by signs. The letters and signs are called symbols. 4. In algebra two kinds of quantities are considered : 1st....
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Elementary Algebra: Embracing the First Principles of the Science

Charles Davies - Algebra - 1861 - 322 pages
...ALGEBRA is that branch of mathematics in which the juantities considered Are represented by letters, and the operations to be performed upon them are indicated by signs. These letters and signs are called symbols. 4. The sign +, is called plus ; and indicates the addition...
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Elementary Treatise on Algebra

Benjamin Peirce - Algebra - 1865 - 300 pages
...Equations 263 II. Nature and Properties of Logarithms. . . 2GK ALGEBRA. CHAPTER I. FUNDAMENTAL PROCESSES OK ALGEBRA. SECTION I. Definitions and Notation. 1. Algebra,...which will be more easily understood, when we are advanced in the science. 2. The sign -f- is called plus or more, or the positive sign, and placed between...
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Elementary Treatise on Algebra

Benjamin Peirce - 1875 - 306 pages
...the quantities considered are represented by the letters of the alphabet, and the operations to^be performed upon them are indicated by signs, (in this...which will be more easily understood, when we are advanced in the science.) 2. The sign -f is called plus or more, or the pos'tive sign, and placed between...
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Machinists' and Draftsmen's Handbook: Containing Tables, Rules, and Formulas ...

Peder Lobben - Mechanical engineering - 1899 - 460 pages
...IRotes on a1gebra. Algebra is that branch of mathematics in which the quantities are denoted by letters and the operations to be performed upon them are indicated by signs. The same signs are used to indicate the same operations as in arithmetic. Signs of Quantity and Signs...
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Ellen: Or, Whisperings of an Old Pine, Volume 1

Joseph Battell - Force and energy - 1903 - 722 pages
...that algebra was that branch of mathematics in which the quantities considered are denoted by letters, and the operations to be performed upon them are indicated by signs. Later he may have seen a definition of algebra denying the correctness or accuracy of this definition,...
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Machinists' and Draftsmen's Handbook: Containing Tables, Rules and Formulas ...

Peder Lobben - Mechanical engineering - 1922 - 512 pages
...IFlotes on Hl$ebra. Algebra is that branch of mathematics in which the quantities are denoted by letters and the operations to be performed upon them are indicated by signs. The same signs are used to indicate the same operations as in arithmetic. Signs of Quantity and Signs...
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