Using computers to solve algebraic problems. Questions with this tag should typically include at least one other tag indicating what sort of algebraic problem is involved, such as ac.commutative-algebra or rt.representation-theory.

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Does MAGMA have a function to decide if two indefinite, integral quadratic forms are isometric?

Let's say we have two $n$-dimensional lattices $(V,b)$ and $(W,b_1)$ equipped with integral bilinear forms $b$ and $b_1$ respectively. Is there an implemented function in MAGMA that decides whether ...
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Counting points on varieties of low codimension

The graduate students here at MIT have been thinking about questions like the following: Over $\mathbb{F}\_q$, how many symmetric matrices are there with nonzero determinant and $0$'s on the diagonal? ...
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Properties of adjacent submatrixes [closed]

Hi! I've encountered a matrix problem when designing an algorithm, which I cannot seem to figure out. I have a (square) matrix with the following properties: j<k → aij<aik, aji<aki ...
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Can Gröbner bases be used to compute solutions to large, real-world problems?

In particular, suppose I have an affine algebraic variety over $\mathbb{R}^n$ described by generators of a radical ideal $I$ and I want to find (perhaps not all of the) points in the variety. Several ...
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Symmetrical Presentation of 4-Dimensional Rotation Matrix

This question is not urgent; just a matter of curiosity... It is relatively easy to generate an arbitrary 3D or even 4D rotation matrix using conjugation (i.e. YXY−1) of orthogonal rotations. I ...
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Finding minimal or canonical expressions for Boolean truth tables

This is not an urgent question, but something I've been curious about for quite some time. Consider a Boolean function in n inputs: the truth table for this function has 2n rows. There are uses of ...
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Is there a non self-referencing non-computable function?

I've seen in college that some functions are not computable. The proof for that was the case of Halt(x,y) function. The thing is, the proof used a very artificial (IMHO) case which is evaluating ...
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CAS for finding closed form solutions to PDEs and SDEs?

Are there any specialized Computer Algebra Systems (or packages for these) for finding closed form solutions to a) partial differential equations, b) stochastic differential equations? If yes, what ...
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Is there a stable algorithm for polynomial division (in several variables)?

Suppose you have a homogeneous ideal $I$ inside the algebra $\mathbb{C}[x_1,...,x_d]$ of complex polynomials in $d$-variables. Can one find a basis for $I$, say $\{f_1,...,f_k\}$, such that every $h ...
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Sections of a divisor on elliptic curve

I'm interested in producing explicit bases for the sections of a line bundle on an embedded genus 1 curve. Let me restrict to the first case that I don't know how to do, so that I can be as concrete ...
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Which computer algebra system should I be using to solve large systems of sparse linear equations over a number field?

This is related to Noah's recent question about solving quadratics in a number field, but about an even earlier and easier step. Suppose I have a huge system of linear equations, say ~10^6 equations ...
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Most helpful math resources on the web

What are really helpful math resources out there on the web? Please don't only post a link but a short description of what it does and why it is helpful. Please only one resource per answer and let ...
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Software for rigorous optimization of real polynomials

I am looking for software that can find a global minimum of a polynomial function in R^n over a polyhedral domain (given by some linear inequalities say). The number of variables n is not more than a ...
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Is there a software package that does Schubert Calculus computations?

Is there a good software package for doing computations in the cohomology ring of Grassmannians? Things like, I can write down a polynomial in, in fact, special Schubert classes, but it's one where ...
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is there a good computer package for working with bicomplexes?

I'm interested in working with bicomplexes of modules over polynomial rings, specifically tensoring them together, and the operation of taking cohomology in one direction, and then the other. Is ...
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Is there a good computer package for working with complexes over non-commutative rings?

I'm interested in doing computations with certain non-commutative rings, most of which involve taking derived tensor products. Does anyone know of a computer algebra package which will find ...