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Modern Computer Algebra Hardcover – May 28, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0521641760 ISBN-10: 0521641764

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 771 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (May 28, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521641764
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521641760
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.2 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,865,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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' ... a most fascinating and readable survey of methods that are used by modern Computer Algebra Systems (CAS's). This book is a delight; I heartly recommend it (a) to anybody who has any interest at all in how their CAS works and (b) to anybody who enjoys seeing elegant and rigorous mathematics applied to practical problems.' Alistair Fitt, University of Southampton

'Wow! What a beautifully produced book, and what a wealth of information! Also written in perfect idiomatic English by two German authors' Don Knuth

' ... a pleasure to read. I predict it will be a major success.' Steve Cook

'It's really an impressive work. I'm sure it will become a reference for computer algebra algorithms, and stay it for a long time.' Paul Zimmermann

'This book is a delight; I heartily recommend it to anybody who has interest at all in how their CAS works and anybody who enjoys seeing elegant and rigorous mathematics applied to practical problems.' Alistair Fitt

'On each page I can feel thorough understanding and love for the subject and uncompromising scholarship in presenting its story. A masterpiece.' Erich Kaltofen

' ... a wonderful book! I am working my way through it (for what will probably be the first of many times), and am very pleased with it ... aesthetically beautiful, with the color plots and multitudes of epigraphs for each chapter.' Todd Moon

' ... it looks stunning! ...' Hendrik Lenstra

' ... a most successful balance of intuition, rigorous mathematics, interesting and beautiful applications and completeness. The extensive collection of exercises makes it into an ideal textbook for the use in a graduate course.' Ton Levelt

'The style is very clear. The arguments are very precise. In my opinion, the level of presentation is convenient for graduate students, some parts are quite readable for good undergraduate students. The typography and the quality of illustration of this Cambridge book are splendid. To conclude, I find the quality of this book really exceptional, this is certainly an excellent source on the state of the art in computer algebra.' Maurice Mignottte, Zbl. MATH

'... a welcome survey of a fast-gorwing and toical area of modern mathematics and computer science.' European Maths Society Journal

Book Description

Computer algebra systems are gaining more and more importance in all areas of science and engineering. This textbook gives a thorough introduction to the subject. It is designed as a textbook for students in computer science or mathematics. However its comprehensiveness and authority will mean it will be an essential reference also for professionals in the area.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John R. Black on March 22, 2005
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This is a very nicely written text, comprehensive in what it aims to cover. The illustrations are plentiful and very helpful. The material is mostly self-contained and presented in a novel way (Fermat, Euler, Hilbert each have their own groups of sections!).

This is the best treatment I've seen for lattice basis reduction (a topic treated in many other texts) as well as for polynomial factoring over fields (Cantor Zassenhaus) and other topics. I've read parts of this book that were irrelevant for my research simply because the book is a joy to read. Highly recommended to anyone with an interest and some degree of mathematical maturity.

The only drawback is that my edition has a number of typos, some serious (however the authors do provide an online corrigenda).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Let's Compare Options TOP 500 REVIEWER on December 9, 2012
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The original was written in 1999, with a significant update in 2003 that added two chapters, 50 pages, corrected many typos, and is really quite relevant even in 2013. There are a lot of specialty books written on CAS systems, some current, but NO good, comprehensive textbooks except this one!

Since Amazon doesn't sell this except through third parties, you have to be very careful you don't get the 1999 edition by accident. In fact, many sellers don't even check or know there is an update. I suggest you email the seller you choose here on Amazon and be sure they check that it's the 2003 update before they ship to save you the hassle of returns. There is an ISBN difference (The 2003 ISBN (10) is 0521826462, whereas the 1999 edition is 0-521-64176-4). This is not really a new EDITION, as it is an update, which further confuses the issue, because you can't just look at the cover.

Symbolic integration and greatest common divisors were added in 2003. Both computer arithmetic and algebra are covered at a relatively deep level. I'd suggest that if you're new to CAS, you start with this text, then move on to the more detailed specialty books I've listed below. When TI moved from their earlier calculators to the TI-83/84 +, then the TI-89, Voyage 200 and finally the recent Nspire (89 with QWERTY), symbolic integration not only of algebra, but also ODEs and even PDE's became the norm. Of course Maple, the desktop version of Nspire, etc. also use the base assembly language wired into the handhelds when they access your PC's APU/GPU and CPU.
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7 of 12 people found the following review helpful By gilgamash on April 16, 2000
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Covering a lot of topics on "Computer Algebra" this book is a fine workout. Many mathematical proofs are provided and most subjects are explained and outlined very accurately. Only sometimes things can not as easily be seen as the author clames. The homepage of Mr. von zur Gathen provides a postscript file with corrections and additions and even more one containing solutions to many of the given exercises.
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