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An Overview of Algebra in Mathematics

John Robert*

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Cambridge , Cambridge, United Kingdom

*Corresponding Author:
John Robert
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
The University of Cambridge,
United Kingdom,

Received: 15-Mar-2022, Manuscript No. JSMS-22-57209; Editor assigned: 17- Mar-2022, Pre QC No. JSMS-22-57209 (PQ); Reviewed: 31- Mar-2022, QC No. JSMS-22-57209; Accepted: 04-Apr-2022, Manuscript No. JSMS-22-57209 (A); Published: 11-Apr-2022, DOI: 10.4172/ J Stats Math Sci.8.3.001.

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About the Study

Algebra (also known as "bonesetting" or "reunion of fractured pieces) is a large topic of mathematics. Algebra, in broad terms, is the study of mathematical symbols and the rules for manipulating them; it is a common thread that runs through practically all of mathematics.

Elementary algebra is required for all mathematical applications since it deals with manipulating variables as if they were numbers. In education, abstract algebra is the study of algebraic structures such as groups, rings, and fields. The study of algebraic structures such as groups, rings, and fields is known as abstract algebra in education. Linear algebra, which deals with linear equations and linear mappings, is utilised in current geometry presentations and has a wide range of applications in weather forecasting.

Many fields of mathematics fall under the umbrella of algebra, some of which have "algebra" in their names, such as commutative algebra, and others which do not, such as Galois Theory.

The term algebra is used to refer to not just a branch of mathematics and certain of its sub disciplines, but also to specific algebraic structures, such as algebra over a field, which is frequently referred to as algebra. A subarea and its primary algebraic structures are sometimes referred to as the same thing; for example, Boolean algebra and a Boolean algebra. An algebraist is a mathematician who specializes in algebra.

Algebra begins with arithmetic-style computations, with letters standing in for numbers. This allows for proofs of qualities that are true regardless of the numbers used in the quadratic equation. Linear algebra is an example of a subarea of algebra with the word algebra in its name. Others do not, such as group theory, ring theory, and field theory. We list various fields of mathematics having the term "algebra" in their names in this section.

• Elementary algebra is the section of algebra that is often taught in elementary mathematics courses.

• Axiomatically defined and explored algebraic structures such as groups, rings, and fields in abstract algebra.

• Linear algebra is a branch of mathematics that studies the characteristics of linear equations, vector spaces, and matrices.

• Boolean algebra is an algebraic branch that abstracts computations using the truth values false and true.

• Commutative algebra is the study of commutative rings.

• Algebraic techniques are implemented as algorithms and computer programmes in computer algebra.

• Homological algebra is the study of algebraic structures, which are essential for understanding topological spaces.

• Universal algebra is a branch of mathematics that studies features that are universal to all algebraic structures.

• Algebraic number theory is a branch of mathematics that studies the characteristics of numbers from an algebraic perspective.

• Algebraic geometry is a discipline of geometry that specifies curves and surfaces as solutions of polynomial equations in their most basic form.

• Algebraic combinatorics is the study of combinatorial problems using algebraic methods.

• A collection of finitary relations that is closed under specific operators is known as relational algebra.

• Algebras are a type of mathematical framework that includes:

• Algebra on a field, or more broadly, algebra on a ring.

• Many types of algebras over a field or a ring have a distinct name:

• Associative algebra

• Non-associative algebra

• Composition algebra

• Hopf algebra

• C-algebra

• Symmetric algebra

• Exterior algebra

• Tensor algebra

Involutive algebras broaden the concept of a conjugated number system, such as complex numbers and complex conjugation, matrices over complex numbers and conjugate transpose, and linear operators over a Hilbert space and Hermitian adjoints. It is possible; however, that algebra does not allow involution at all.