**Algebra of sets** — The algebra of sets develops and describes the basic properties and laws of sets, the set theoretic operations of union, intersection, and complementation and the relations of set equality and set inclusion. It also provides systematic procedures … Wikipedia

**algebra of sets** — Math. a nonempty collection of sets having the property that the union of two sets of the collection is a set of the collection and the complement of each set of the collection is a set in the collection. Cf. Boolean ring. * * * … Universalium

**Simple theorems in the algebra of sets** — Elementary discrete mathematics courses sometimes leave students under an erroneous impression that the subject matter of set theory is the algebra of union, intersection, and complementation of sets. Those topics are treated below: they would… … Wikipedia

**Algebra tiles** — Algebra tiles are known as mathematical manipulatives that allow students to better understand ways of algebraic thinking and the concepts of algebra. These tiles have proven to provide concrete models for elementary school, middle school, high … Wikipedia

**Algebra** — This article is about the branch of mathematics. For other uses, see Algebra (disambiguation). Algebra is the branch of mathematics concerning the study of the rules of operations and relations, and the constructions and concepts arising from… … Wikipedia

**algebra, modern** — ▪ mathematics Introduction also called abstract algebra branch of mathematics concerned with the general algebraic structure of various sets (such as real numbers (real number), complex numbers (complex number), matrices (matrix), and… … Universalium

**algebra** — /al jeuh breuh/, n. 1. the branch of mathematics that deals with general statements of relations, utilizing letters and other symbols to represent specific sets of numbers, values, vectors, etc., in the description of such relations. 2. any of… … Universalium

**Algebra over a field** — This article is about a particular kind of vector space. For other uses of the term algebra , see algebra (disambiguation). In mathematics, an algebra over a field is a vector space equipped with a bilinear vector product. That is to say, it is… … Wikipedia

**algebra** — noun Etymology: Medieval Latin, from Arabic al jabr, literally, the reduction Date: 1551 1. a generalization of arithmetic in which letters representing numbers are combined according to the rules of arithmetic 2. any of various systems or… … New Collegiate Dictionary

**algebra** — al•ge•bra [[t]ˈæl dʒə brə[/t]] n. 1) math. the branch of mathematics that deals with general statements of relations, utilizing letters and other symbols to represent specific sets of numbers, values, vectors, etc., in the description of such… … From formal English to slang