Accession Number : AD0657283

Title :   SYMBOLIC MATHEMATICAL LABORATORY.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE PROJECT MAC

Personal Author(s) : Martin,William Arthur

Report Date : JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 340

Abstract : A large computer program has been developed to aid applied mathematicians in the solution of problems in non-numerical analysis which involve tedious manipulations of mathematical expressions. The mathematician uses typed commands and a light pen to direct the computer in the application of mathematical transformations; the intermediate results are displayed in standard text-book format so that the system user can decide the next step in the problem solution. Three problems selected from the literature have been solved to illustrate the use of the system. A detailed analysis of the problems of input, transformation, and display of mathematical expressions is also presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MATHEMATICS), ALGORITHMS, TIME SHARING, THESES, REAL TIME, SUBROUTINES, DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, SYMBOLS, CODING, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, GRAPHICS, TRANSFORMATIONS(MATHEMATICS)

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE