Algebra

  • Leland Wilkinson
Part of the Statistics and Computing book series (SCO)

Abstract

The word algebra is derived from the Arabic al-jebr, which means the restoring or reunion of broken parts. Its use in the West dates from the publication in the 9th century of Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi’s Book of Restoring and Balancing. Khwarizimi’s name gave rise to the word algorithm. A classic discussion of the origins of algebra is given in Jourdain (1919).

Keywords

Relational Algebra Graphic System Algebraic Form Sepal Length Sepal Width 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leland Wilkinson
    • 1
  1. 1.SPSS Inc.ChicagoUSA

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