Questions tagged [computer-algebra]

Using computer-aid approach 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 or ag.algebraic-geometry.

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Computer algebra errors

In the course of doing mathematics, I make extensive use of computer-based calculations. There's one CAS that I use mostly, even though I occasionally come across out-and-out wrong answers. After ...
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The unification of Mathematics via Topos Theory

In her paper The unification of Mathematics via Topos Theory, Olivia Caramello says "one can generate a huge number of new results in any mathematical field without any creative effort". Is ...
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Multipolynomial resultants

We know that the resultant of two polynomials can be computed as the determinant of their Sylvester matrix ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvester_matrix ). How do we compute the resultant of more ...
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Fast computation of a Groebner basis. What is possible?

I need to compute a Groebner basis of 18 polynomials in 19 variables the terms of which have degree at most 3. My aim is to exploit a symmetry in a PDE problem and I am not an expert in algebra or ...
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Does there exist a complete implementation of the Risch algorithm?

Is there a generally available (commercial or not) complete implementation of the Risch algorithm for determining whether an elementary function has an elementary antiderivative? The Wikipedia article ...
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A "subtle" isomorphism testing problem: $\mathbb{Z}\ltimes_{A} \mathbb{Z}^5\cong \mathbb{Z}\ltimes_{B}\mathbb{Z}^5$ or not?

EDIT: I've made a mistake with the matrices. Now it is corrected. A couple of days ago I asked this question. There, answerers gave me excellent hints to solve that case and others too. But I've found ...
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Reliability of ILP approach to number-theoretic optimization

This question is inspired by the recent answer, where @RobPratt proposed to use integer linear programming (ILP) for solving a number-theoretic optimization problem. I will consider a very similar ...
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Compute the two-fold partial integral, where the three-fold full integral is known

I have the following trivariate ($\rho_{11}, \rho_{22}, \mu$) function \begin{equation} 4 \mu ^{3 \beta +1} \rho_{11}^{3 \beta +1} \left(-\rho_{11}-\rho_{22}+1\right){}^{3 \beta +1} \rho_{22}^{3 \...
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Given a formal power series ,decide whether there exists a polynomial the series satisfies and if it exists,how to write it down?

Given a formal power series $$y(x)=\sum_{i=0}^{\infty} a_i x^i$$ Is there an algorithm that decides whether there exists a polynomial$$ P(x,y)=p_n(x)y^n+p_{n-1}(x)y^{n-1}+\cdots+p_0(x)=0,p_j(x)\in F[x]...
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Is there a systematic method for differentiating under the integral sign?

This MO question by Tim Gowers reminded me of a question I've wondered about for some time. In the delightful book Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!, Feynman praises the technique of differentiating ...
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Computer package for representation theory of the symmetric group

Is there a computer algebra package in which I can compute the following for representations of a specific symmetric group (e.g. $S_7$): (1) $V \otimes W$ (2) $S_\lambda V$, where $S_\lambda$ is a ...
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Program for computing group cohomology

Is there any computer program with which I can compute the group cohomology H^n(G,V) for a group G acting linearly on a vector space? I mainly care about infinite groups.
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Computational algebra: where?

I'm on my last semester of a math B.Sc. and about to start studying for a math M.Sc in the same institute. It now seems like a good time to start thinking of a PhD. I'm interested in both algebra and ...
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Is there a way of canonically labelling permutation groups?

When working with large numbers of graphs, a canonical labelling routine is essential as, after the initial cost of canonically labelling each graph, it permits isomorphism checks to be replaced with ...
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How can you find an integer coefficient polynomial knowing its values only at a few points (but requiring the coefficients be small)?

Example: How can you guess a polynomial $p$ if you know that $p(2) = 11$? It is simple: just write 11 in binary format: 1011 and it gives the coefficients: $p(x) = x^3+x+1$. Well, of course, this ...
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Algorithms in Invariant Theory

Let $V$ be a polynomial representation of the general linear group $\Gamma:=\DeclareMathOperator{\Gl}{Gl}\Gl_n(\newcommand{\C}{\mathbb C}\C)$. In chapter 4.6 of his book "Algorithms in Invariant ...
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Where to publish computer computations

In a paper I developed some theory; some of the applications require extensive computations that are not part of the paper. I wrote a Mathematica notebook. I want to publish a PDF and .nb version ...
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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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Rational exponential expressions

Consider the following extension of polynomials. The rational exponential expressions (REXes) are given by: The leaves 1 and $x$ for $x$ drawn from a class of variables; and Closed under the binary ...
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Homological computations

Suppose I have a group acting on some Hadamard manifold, and I want to understand as much as possible about the (co)homology of the quotient. In my case I can find a fundamental domain for the action ...
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Does a variety contain a cartesian product of two curves?

We are given an affine variety $V\subset \mathbb{A}^n\times\mathbb{A}^n$, and wish to know if it contains a product of the form $C_1\times C_2$, where $C_1$ and $C_2$ are two curves in $\mathbb{A}^n$. ...
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On nearly Frobenius algebras

Let $A$ be a quiver algebra over a field $k$ with multiplication $m$. By https://arxiv.org/pdf/1705.10222.pdf definition 6, $A$ is called nearly Frobenius in case there exists a (non-zero? Was this ...
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Computing the volume of intersection between a ball and a box

$C$ is the set of vectors which are coordinate-wise less than $\overline{c}\in [-1,1]^d$ and greater than $\underline{c}\in [-1,1]^d.$ Is there a procedure not exponentially complex in $d$ that ...
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Algebraization of Bayesian networks?

The algebraization of classical propositional logic is Boolean algebra. Bayesian networks are a generalization of classical propositional logic with probability truth-values. What is the ...
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Efficient derivation of null space of large symbolic matrices?

Hi all, I'm wondering if anyone is aware of an efficient mechanism by which to derive the null space of a "large" symbolic matrix. Here, large means on the order of 10^2 rows, not necessarily square,...
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