Computer algebra: Past and future

  • B. F. Caviness
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 203)


The preceding just touches on some of the highlights of the accomplishments and unsolved problems in computer algebra. A really comprehensive survey would be much too long for the space available here. I close with the following quote, which has been attributed to Albert Einstein and helps, perhaps, to keep a proper prospective on our work: "The symbolic representation of abstract entities is doomed to its rightful place of relative insignificance in a world in which flowers and beautiful women abound."


Computer Algebra Computer Algebra System Euclidean Algorithm Quantifier Elimination Real Closed Field 
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