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Algebra as arithmetic on names

Posted by: Gary Ernest Davis on: February 1, 2010

Arithmetic on names Algebra is powerful because it allows us, among other things, to do arithmetic on the names of variables or unknown quantities and find specific numerical values for those variables or unknowns. If, as some people assert (wrongly, in my view) that mathematics is only a language, then it is a very peculiar […]