CS 487/687:  Introduction to Symbolic Computation


This is the homepage for CS 487/687 (also cross-listed as CM 730).

This course is an introduction to the use of computers for symbolic mathematical computation, commonly called computer algebra. The types of mathematical computations of interest include computing with polynomials, matrices, solving linear equations, solving systems of polynomial equations, etc. The course is designed to expose students to

  1. the concepts from modern algebra which are applied to the development of algorithms for symbolic computation
  2. the data structures used for symbolic computation; and
  3. various applications of symbolic computation.

Announcements (Winter 2019)

  • January 15, 2019: assignment 1 posted.
  • January 29, 2019: assignment 2 posted.



Last modified on Tuesday, 29 January 2019, at 10:43 hours.