Computer Algebra Systems (CAS)
Dipl.-Inf. Christoph Koutschan
Time and Place
First Meeting: 13.10.2008 (no lecture in the first week!)
Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:45, Room KG 419
The lecture is intended to give an overview on the big variety of CAS
that are available nowadays, and to investigate and compare their
abilities. It will start with an introduction to the two most popular
general purpose CAS, namely Maple and Mathematica (and if time allows
also to others like Axiom, Derive, Macsyma/ Maxima). For each of
these CAS a short tutorial will be given and its limitations and
common pitfalls will be discussed. The rest of the lecture will be
dedicated to special purpose CAS from different areas of mathematics
(like CoCoA, Macaulay, Singular, GAP, etc.).
Every participant can get a grade by giving a talk about a CAS of his own choice.