Example sentences for: algebra

How can you use “algebra” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In 1637, René Descartes linked the featureless plane of Greek geometry to the symbols and formulas of Arabic algebra by imposing a coordinate system (conventionally, a horizontal x-axis and a vertical y-axis) on the geometric plane and using numbers to measure distances between points.

  • Over the last 500 years, mathematics has made amazing progress in each of its three major fields: geometry and topology, algebra, and analysis.

  • Generalizations of single linear equations to families of simultaneous multi-variable linear equations stimulated the development of linear algebra and the European re-invention and naming of matrices in the mid-19th century.

  • International trade in particular happens to be a subject in which a page or two of algebra and diagrams is worth 10 volumes of mere words.

  • The power of vector algebra comes from its ability to scale - the concepts, equations and theorems move seamlessly (usually identically) to higher dimensions.


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