ERIC Number: ED184854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Algebraic Systems: Applications in the Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Hirshfeld, Stephen F.; Bart, William M.
A variety of uses of algebra in the behavioral and social sciences is provided along with descriptions of several algebraic systems. This volume is intended to be a sourcebook for theoretical conceptualizations for professionals in the behavioral and social sciences. This publication with its emphasis on description, application, and utility should be a valuable aid to the behavioral and social science researcher. This book is presented in eight chapters. The first four chapters present the foundation material on algebraic concepts and should be read before attempting to examine the remaining chapters. Chapter 5 is concerned with the application of groups to psychology. Chapter 6 introduces rings and fields. Chapter 7 introduces another major algebraic system, a vector space. Chapter 8 is directed at the concept of matrix. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Alexandria, VA.