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- adj. Pertaining to algebra or its laws.
- adj. Requiring a finite number of algebraic operations; the opposite of transcendental.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as algebraic.
- Resembling algebra; relating to algebra.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to algebra
The system of general language called algebraical notation does this.
In the 1830s Charles Babbage got serious about automating the computation and printing of mathematical tables, and started imagining a kind of universal “analytical engine”, which, as Ada Lovelace described it, could “weave algebraical patterns just as the Jacquard loom weaves flowers and leaves”.
She wanted the reader to view this development visually: the Analytical Engine weaves algebraical patterns just as the Jacquard-loom weaves flowers and leaves.
We may say most aptly that the Analytical Engine weaves algebraical patterns just as the Jacquard loom weaves flowers and leaves.
The atom has become an algebraical formula; the hard cash has become a financial fiction.
And many of the notions which form a part of the train of our thoughts are hardly realized by us at the time, but, like numbers or algebraical symbols, are used as signs only, thus lightening the labour of recollection.
This is where elliptic curves come into play: they induce algebraical groups, some of them suitable for DH and ElGamal crypto systems.
And if we go on in this way, with everybody, intellectuals, artists, government, industrialists and workers all frantically killing off the last human feeling, the last bit of their intuition, the last healthy instinct; if it goes on in algebraical progression, as it is going on: then ta-tah! to the human species!
He was ashamed, however, to fail in his undertaking, and persevered with great industry, until he had finished the first four books, acquired plane trigonometry, with the method of algebraical calculation, and made himself well acquainted with the principles of surveying.
The handwriting corresponded with that of the papers already received; the blackboard was covered with algebraical symbols traced in chalk, which they were careful not to obliterate; and the papers, which consisted for the most part of detached scraps, presented a perfect wilderness of geometrical figures, conic sections of every variety being repeated in countless profusion.
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