Algebraic

Pronunciation: /ˌæl dʒəˈbreɪ ɪk/ ?

Algebraic means having to do with algebra, or using the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and exponentiation.[1]

  • An algebraic expression is an expression that uses the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and exponentiation.
  • An algebraic equation equates algebraic expressions.
  • An algebraic function is a function whose rule is an algebraic expression.
  • An algebraic identity is an algebraic equation that is true for all values of the variables, such as (x + y)(x – y) = x2 - y2.
  • An algebraic number is a number that is a root of a polynomial with rational coefficients.
  • An algebraic operation is one of the following operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and exponentiation.
  • An algebraic representation is a representation that uses algebra such as a coordinate graph.

References

  1. algebraic. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08). http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=algebraic&sub=Search+WordNet&o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&h=.

More Information

  • algebraically. Dictionary.com. Random House, Inc. 2009-03-12. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/algebraically.

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Algebraic. 2010-05-21. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/a/algebraic.html.

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2009-12-24: Added "References" (McAdams, David.)
2008-06-11: Added paragraph on algebraic representation (McAdams, David.)
2008-02-03: Repaired accidental damage to this file (McAdams, David.)
2007-07-12: Initial version (McAdams, David.)

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