INTRODUCTION
Algebra is the mathematical language that consists of seven basic operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, exponents, roots and logarithms. Since Algebra is the arithmetic that uses letters, it can be defined as a universal arithmetic.
Algebra originated in Indian, Babylonian and Greek mathematics.
The knowledge of Algebra later passed over from Arabian scholars
to West European scholars. It was in Europe that it developed into
its present form.
This discipline came to be termed ’Algebra’ in the earlier half of the eighth century. This term was derived from an ancient Algebra text named Aljab ra’l muquabalah. Later on, European scholars such as Oresme (12231282), Chuquet (ca. 1500), Bombellie (1526  1573), Viete (1540 1603), Descartes (1596  1650), Newton (1642  1727) and many others learnt the subject through this text. They made their respective contributions to this subject to bring it to us in its present form.
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Index
Introduction
1.1 Prerequisties
1.2 Common Mathematical Symbols
1.3 Some Properties of Basic Mathematical Operations
1.4 Real Numbers
Chapter 2
