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3. Symbolic Computing

Robert Johansson1 
Chiba, Chiba, Japan
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Symbolic computing is an entirely different paradigm in computing compared to the numerical array-based computing introduced in the previous chapter. In symbolic computing software, also known as computer algebra systems (CASs), representations of mathematical objects and expressions are manipulated and transformed analytically. Symbolic computing is mainly about using computers to automate analytical computations that can in principle be done by hand with pen and paper. However, ...

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