HOW divided, of the algebraic analysis may be divided into two classes : those which are known or given, and those which are unknown or sought. The Howrepre- known are uniformly represented by the first letters of the alphabet, a, b, c, d, &c. ; and the... Elements of Algebra: Including Strums' Theorem - Page 12by M. Bourdon (Louis Pierre Marie) - 1847 - 368 pagesFull view - About this book
| Bewick Bridge - Algebra - 1821 - 227 pages
...Algebraic Method of Notation. 1. Quantities whose values are known or determined, are generally expressed **by the first letters of the Alphabet, a, b, c, d, &c. ; and** unknown or undetermined quantities are commonly represented by the last letters of the Alphabet, x,... | |
| George Crabb - Industrial arts - 1823
...or negative. — Known Quantities are those which are given or admitted as known, which are usually **represented by the first letters of the alphabet, a, b, c, d,** e, fyc. — Unknown Quantities are those, the values of which not being known are to be sought for... | |
| James Wood - Algebra - 1825 - 305 pages
...such quantities and their relations, is called Algebra. Known or determined quantities are usually **represented by the first letters of the alphabet, a, b, c, d, &c. and** unknown or undetermined quantities, by the last, y, x, w, &c. The following signs are made use of to... | |
| Walter Hamilton (M.R.A.S.) - Science - 1825 - 451 pages
...affected with the sign — (minus) prefixed or supposed. QUANTITIES (given.) In Algebra, these are denoted **by the first letters of the alphabet, a, b, c, d, &c.** ; the quantities sought by the last letters, z, y, x, &c. QUANTITY. In Grammar, this denotes the measure... | |
| George Lees - 1826
...specified to such as are given or known. And, with a view to a more complete distinction, known or given **quantities are represented by the first letters of the alphabet, a, b, c, d, &c. ; and** those which are unknown by the last, at, y, ss, &c. 3. To express the relations which quantities bear... | |
| Alexander Ingram - 1830
...is necessary to represent the known quantities by letters, as well as the unknown ones. The former **are represented by the first letters of the alphabet, a, b, c,** &c. and the unknown ones by the last letters, x, y, z, &c. The question is translated into equations,... | |
| John Martin Frederick Wright - 1833
...be made less or greater. Constants, as such quantities may briefly be called, are denoted generally **by the first letters of the alphabet, a, b, c, d, &c.** A definite quantity is a GIVEN VALUE of a quantity essentially variable. Definite quantities are denoted... | |
| Charles Davies - Geometry, Analytic - 1836 - 352 pages
...may be necessary to establish the relations which exist between them. 2. Represent the known lines **by the first letters of the alphabet, a, b, c, d, &c. ; and the** required lines by x, y, z, &c. 3. Consider the geometrical relations which exist between the known... | |
| William Ritchie - History - 1836 - 174 pages
...supposed to increase or decrease at a uniform rate. The former are called Constant Quantities, and **are represented by the first letters of the alphabet, a, b, c,** Sac. ; the latter are called Variable Quantities, and are represented by the last letters x, y, z.... | |
| William Whewell - 1837
...such quantities and their relations, is called ALGEBRA. Known or determined quantities are usually **represented by the first letters of the alphabet a, b, c, d, &c. and** unknown or undetermined quantities by the last y, ae, w, &c. The following signs are made use of to... | |
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