algebra

A Quote by David Berlinski on algebra and logic

The individual variables x, y, z,... now make a semiformal appearance, performing the function in logic that pronouns perform in ordinary English, the sentence "She is blonde", cognate to the proposition "x is blonde", both she and x specifying something but specifying that thing indeterminately.

David Berlinski

Source: The Advent of the Algorithm: The 300-Year Journey from an Idea to the Computer, Pages: 66

Contributed by: Chris

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