Meaning of algebraic in English:

algebraic

Pronunciation /ˌaldʒɪˈbreɪɪk/

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adjective

  • 1Relating to or involving algebra.

    ‘The papers look at algebraic curves, the Riemann Roch theorem and algebraic polynomials.’
    • ‘Betti extended and gave proofs relating to the algebraic concepts of Galois theory.’
    • ‘Fermat preferred the algebraic techniques that he used to such devastating effect in number theory.’
    • ‘His work in algebraic number theory led him to study the quaternions and generalisations such as Clifford algebras.’
    • ‘This gave powerful results such as a purely algebraic proof of the Riemann Roch theorem.’
    • ‘It also meant that Wiles' earlier work in algebraic number theory would be helpful, and that he would probably generate some interesting problems-whether or not he found a proof.’
    • ‘Does Rijndael's algebraic formulation make the algorithm easier to crack than other cryptosystems not designed this way?’
    • ‘Remak made important contributions to algebraic number theory.’
    • ‘Back in Berlin he worked on his doctoral thesis on algebraic number theory under Dirichlet's supervision.’
    • ‘In other work he looked at problems relating properties of algebraic number fields to algebraic K-theory.’
    • ‘Herbrand also worked on field theory considering abelian extensions of algebraic number fields.’
    • ‘Even his analytical work was guided by algebraic and linear algebraic methods.’
    • ‘It dealt with the sum of integrals of a given algebraic function.’
    • ‘Bromwich also made useful contributions to quadratic and bilinear forms and many consider his algebraic work to be his finest.’
    • ‘In 1874 he submitted this doctoral dissertation on algebraic integers and was awarded the degree.’
    • ‘Albanese's research involved examining curves on algebraic surfaces and the genus of an algebraic variety.’
    • ‘He tried, with great success, to show why the introduction of algebraic notation was necessary and inevitable.’
    • ‘According to Rotman, the justification of homological algebra is that it eventually proved useful in solving purely algebraic problems.’
    • ‘Baker, while on a visit to Göttingen, was inspired by Klein to study algebraic function theory.’
    • ‘He also published results on algebras which were fundamental in the study of algebraic number fields.’
    1. 1.1Denoting a mathematical expression or equation in which a finite number of symbols are combined using only the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and exponentiation with constant rational exponents.
      Compare with transcendental
      ‘The OR gates and AND gates you can read about in books that describe how computers work correspond directly to Boole's algebraic operations of addition and multiplication.’
      • ‘It has proved to be the computational method of choice for symbolic manipulation in algebraic geometry, differential equations, and combinatorics.’
      • ‘Paniker not only played upon the abstraction of the words and scripts but also incorporated mathematical formulae, algebraic equations and diagrams of horoscopes.’
      • ‘Omar Khayyam, known chiefly in Europe as a poet, combined trigonometry and approximation theory to solve algebraic equations using geometry.’
      • ‘These books allowed new generations of mathematicians to learn algebraic topology and homological algebra directly in the categorical language and to master the method of diagrams.’
      • ‘Vedic mathematics, which simplifies arithmetic and algebraic operations, has increasingly found acceptance the world over.’
      • ‘Arabic mathematicians learned to manipulate polynomials, to solve certain algebraic equations, and more.’
      • ‘To do this, he advanced the study of differential equations from numbers, formulas, and the manipulation of algebraic equations to geometry, curves, and the visualization of flows.’
      • ‘In his lectures Sylow explained Abel's and Galois's work on algebraic equations.’
      • ‘Over the years, mathematicians have developed a variety of such invariants, often expressed in the form of a polynomial algebraic expression.’
      • ‘Her mother always reminded her of how she was doing long division when she was three and complex algebraic equations by the time she was five.’
      • ‘After writing a thesis on algebraic functions and equations, he worked on space curves.’
      • ‘They can solve a variety of two-step problems using variables, identify equivalent algebraic expressions, and solve linear equations and inequalities.’
      • ‘In this book, Boole showed how to apply ordinary algebra to human thought processes, writing down algebraic equations in which the unknowns denoted not numbers but human thoughts.’
      • ‘Since we know that this distance is 260 miles, we can write the following algebraic equation to represent this information.’
      • ‘His research interests include topology, algebraic geometry, and Lie theory.’
      • ‘Few have had the simultaneous grasp of topology, algebraic geometry and K-theory that Thomason did.’
      • ‘Naimark's first work for his candidate's thesis was on the separation of roots of algebraic equations.’
      • ‘His arithmetic setting of this result led eventually to the modern abstract theory of algebraic functions.’
      • ‘The main innovation was Playfair's use of algebraic notation to abbreviate the proofs which he taught in his class.’