Higher Algebra: A Sequel to Elementary Algebra for Schools

Macmillan, 1891 - 557 páginas
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Página 55 - ... any number divided by 9 will leave the same remainder as the sum of its digits divided by 9.
Página 169 - The logarithm of a product is equal to the sum of the logarithms of its factors.
Página 111 - The number of combinations of n things г at a time is equal to the number of combinations of n things n—r at a time.
Página 488 - At the 50th mile stone from London, A overtook a drove of geese which were proceeding at the rate of three miles in two hours ; and two hours afterwards met a stage waggon, which was moving at the rate of 9 miles in 4 hours.
Página 450 - If then we suppose the factors corresponding to the negative and imaginary roots to be already multiplied together, each factor x— a corresponding to a positive root introduces at least one change of sign ; therefore no equation can have more positive roots than it has changes of sign. To prove the second part of Descartes...
Página 109 - Pr always denotes the number of factors in the formula we are using. Ex. 1. Four persons enter a carriage in which there are six seats : in how many ways can they take their places ? The first person may seat himself in 6 ways ; and then the second person in 5 ; the third in 4 ; and the fourth in 3 ; and since each of these ways may be associated with each of the others, the required answer is б x 5 x 4 x 3, or 360.
Página 13 - Hence if any three terms of a proportion are given, the fourth may be found. Thus if...
Página 172 - The integral part of a logarithm is called the characteristic, and the decimal part is called the mantissa.
Página 482 - A railway train after travelling for one hour meets with an accident which delays it one hour, after which it proceeds at three-fifths of its former rate, and arrives at the terminus...
Página 455 - Every equation of an odd degree has at least one real root whose sign is opposite to that of its last term.

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