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Department of Computer Science, Unit Catalogue 2008/09

CM30070 Computer algebra

Credits: 6
Level: Honours
Semester: 1
Assessment: CW 25%, EX 75%
A-Level Mathematics grade A/B (or equivalent authorised by Director of Studies) Aims: To show how computer algebra can be used to solve some interesting mathematical problems.
Learning Outcomes:
1. To understand the practical possibilities and limitations of symbolic computation; 2. To be able to solve problems using symbolic computation.
Application of number (T/F).
Introduction to Reduce. Data representation questions. Normal and canonical forms. Polynomials, algebraic numbers, elementary numbers. Polynomial algebra: GCD and factorization algorithms, modular methods. Numerical and symbolic methods for solving systems of nonlinear equations. Gröbner bases. Introduction to integration.