This is a second chapter on fundamentals. In this chapter, the central concern is the principles of algebra, a branch of mathematics that deals with variables. Consideration is first given to the basic principles of algebra. After that, specific techniques are explored. The explorations include methods for using graphs to visualize equations and functions.

This section reviews a number of terms used in algebra. The terminology of algebra is extensive and essential for all areas of mathematics that are built on it. Given a beginning with terminology, the stage is then set for discussions of ...

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