algebraic symbol

algebraic symbol

[¦al·jə¦brā·ik ′sim·bəl]
(mathematics)
A letter that represents a number or a symbol indicating an algebraic operation.
References in classic literature ?
If Denham could have seen how visibly books of algebraic symbols, pages all speckled with dots and dashes and twisted bars, came before her eyes as they trod the Embankment, his secret joy in her attention might have been dispersed.
Thus, the reader is gently encouraged to make the effort to comprehend algebraic symbols and their rules of operation.
Hopkins argues that Husserl provides only incomplete analyses of three major issues essential for understanding the nature of modern symbolic mathematics: 1) the source and possibility of formalization itself, 2) the unity of a number, and 3) the basis upon which algebraic symbols function as they do.
Single, double, triple and quadruple elements are referred to, together with various algebraic symbols and cross-headings such as Type x + (fx).
In the process, Wolfram came up with new ways of manipulating the algebraic symbols that those diagrams represent.
But, they also studied how their own students connected number sense to a variety of algebra-based representations, such as blocks, pictures of blocks, number patterns, coordinate graphs, tables, algebraic symbols, and real-world situations.
Making the rule that a point's coordinates and coordinate lines are specified using algebraic symbols, such as x, y, and z (Figure 11).
If it were being composed nowadays it would automatically be expressed in easily understood algebraic symbols.
One is the increasing use of computers and the development of new calculators capable of manipulating algebraic symbols.
endeavour to express area (built up as the student sees it) in terms of algebraic symbols