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Author Wester, Michael J.

Title Computer algebra systems : a practical guide / Michael J. Wester.

Published Chichester : Wiley, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM ERC  512.00285 WEST    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 436 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Symbolic Math Powerhouses Revisited -- 2. Symbolic Magic -- 3. A Critique of the Mathematical Abilities of CA Systems -- 4. Simplifying Square Roots of Square Roots by Denesting -- 5. Can Your Computer Do Complex Analysis? -- 6. Efficient Computation of Chebyshev Polynomials in Computer Algebra -- 7. A Review of Symbolic Solvers -- 8. About the Polynomial System Solve Facility of Axiom, Macsyma, Maple, Mathematica, MuPAD, and Reduce -- 9. Computing Limits in Computer Algebra Systems -- 10. Let's Do Some Analysis -- 11. Solving Ordinary Differential Equations -- 12. Integrability Tests for Nonlinear Evolution Equations -- 13. Code Generation Using Computer Algebra Systems -- 14. Symbolic Mathematics System Evaluators -- 15. Computer Algebra in Mathematics Education -- 16. On Lovelace, Babbage and the Origins of Computer Algebra -- 17. Computer Algebra Systems -- App. A. Major General Purpose CASs -- App. B. Resources -- App. C. Computer Algebra Synonyms.
Summary "Computer Algebra Systems: A Practical Guide examines the currently available computer algebra (symbolic mathematical) systems with special emphasis on general purpose packages. The strengths and weaknesses of these programs are compared and contrasted, and tutorial information for using these systems in various ways is given."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Wester, Michael J.
Subject Algebra -- Data processing.
ISBN 0471983535 No price
0471983535 (alk. paper)