Algebra is a branch of mathematics. The word “algebra” is derived from an Arabic word that links the content of classical algebra to the theory of equations. Modern algebra includes a focus on laws of operations on symbolic forms and also provides a systematic way to examine relationships between such forms. The concept of a basic algebraic structure arises from understanding an important idea. That is, with the traditional definition of addition and multiplication, the identity,... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia of Science, 2018. 6p.
Among the many discussions in his 1961 book The Realm of Algebra, science fiction author and biochemist Isaac Asimov described the real-life uses of algebra; explored the role it played in the discoveries of scientists and mathematicians such as Galileo Galilei and Sir Isaac Newton; and suggested the idea that “the real importance of algebra, and of mathematics in general, is not that it has enabled man to solve this problem or that, but that it has given man a new outlook on the universe.”... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia of Science, 2018. 7p.