Introduction to Computer Algebra

  • André Heck


The goal of this chapter is to briefly describe what computer algebra is about, present a little history of computer algebra systems, give some examples of computer algebra usage, and discuss some advantages and limitations of this technological tool. We end with a sketch of the design of the Maple system.


Computer Algebra Computer Algebra System Exact Arithmetic Purpose System Maple System 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • André Heck
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  1. 1.AMSTEL Institute Faculty of ScienceUniversiteit van AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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