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      Algebraic Formula Manipulation in a Functional Language: A First Attempt

      Proceedings of the 1995 Glasgow Workshop on Functional Programming (FP)

      Functional Programming

      10-12 July 1995

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          Abstract

          This paper represents the author's attempt to come to grips with some of the practical problems that arise out of conventional algebraic manipulation and leads to a discussion of the possibilities of generalising algebraic concepts such as commutativity and associativity to other algebraic systems.

          An account is given of a class instance providing manipulation and simplification of 'school' algebraic formulae. A concept of variability is introduced which controls the order in which terms and factors appear in sums and products. Rules based on the commutative, associative and distributive laws of algebra, for simplification of sums, products and a few basic operators are presented.

          Some discussion is given of how an advanced class system could possibly be of help in general algebraic simplification problems.

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          July 1995
          July 1995
          : 1-8
          Affiliations
          School of Mathematical and Computational Science, St. Andrews University

          St. Andrews, Fife
          Article
          10.14236/ewic/FP1995.5
          © Antony J.T. Davie. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of the 1995 Glasgow Workshop on Functional Programming, Ullapool, Scotland

          This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

          Proceedings of the 1995 Glasgow Workshop on Functional Programming
          FP
          Ullapool, Scotland
          10-12 July 1995
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          Functional Programming
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