# Alpha

## References

### 2015

• (Wikipedia, 2015) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/alpha Retrieved:2015-1-12.
• Alpha (uppercase Α, lowercase α ; Álpha) is the first letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 1. It was derived from the Phoenician letter aleph . Letters that arose from alpha include the Latin A and the Cyrillic letter А.

In English, the noun "alpha" is used as a synonym for "beginning", or "first" (in a series), reflecting its Greek roots. [1]