Functional programming and mathematical objects

  • Jerzy Karczmarczuk
Understanding LOLITA
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1022)


We discuss the application of the Haskell/Gofer type classes and constructor classes to the implementation and teaching of the manipulation techniques in the domain of formal mathematical expressions. We show also how the lazy evaluation paradigms simplify the construction and the presentation of several algorithms dealing with iterative data types, such as power series or formal Padé expansion. We show the application of higher order functions to algebra and geometry, and specifically — to the construction of parametric surfaces.


Type Class Functional Programming Galois Field High Order Function Symbolic Extension 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerzy Karczmarczuk
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  1. 1.Dept. of Computer ScienceUniversity of CaenFrance

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