RISC RISC Research Institute for Symbolic Computation  

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.
Christoph Koutschan