UG4: Computer Algebra
This course runs in semester 2. See the
for further details (the code for Computer Algebra is "ca").
The schedulle for this is shown below. Each of
the three assignments will be placed on this page at the time of issue
and printed versions handed out at the lecture on the date of issue.
Three exercises lasting 3 weeks each, note however that each can
be down within 2 weeks (the extra week is to help you with
scheduling your deadlines). Links will appear here at the
Maple 18: You can launch this on DICE machines from a
terminal window by xmaple18&. Please note that there are only 5
licences so quite Mapke as soon as you are finished and be
considerate to other users by keeping your session within
reasonable limits. Only students who are offically registerred
for the course will be able to run Maple.
Maple 3d graphics in DICE: Please follow the
to get 3d graphics working on DICE machines. The speed is not
great and the quality suffers somewhat so best not to be too
ambitious with these.
- Exercise 1: Exploring Maple (Out: 12 Jan 2015, In: 2 Feb 2015)
- Exercise 2: Computing with algebraic extensions (Out: 2 Feb 2015, In: 2 Mar 2015)
- Exercise 3: Operations on ideals (Out: 2 Mar 2015, In: 23 Mar 2015)
Axiom is a powerful computer algebra system with a
rather different feel from Maple. It is now available for free
. The first site has
various other resources including a free book. The main downside is
that the interface is very old fashioned by now but the things that
matter most, the mathematical algorithms, are very advanced. Please
note that this information is supplied for your interest, the
assignments must be done in Maple.
Kyriakos Kalorkoti, IF5.26
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