Usage examples for algebra

  1. It will not grieve me if it should, for we are all curious of nature, but not of algebra. – Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence by Louis Agassiz
  2. Algebra has as its distinctive method the principle of substitution, whereby symbols of equal and, for the most part, absolute generality are substituted for one another, and the results stand for one fact as well as for another, in disregard of the worth of the particular in the scheme of nature. – The Story of the Mind by James Mark Baldwin