To provide students with the skills, judgement, and spirit necessary to
effectively use a symbolic mathematics system such as Maple. To learn the
features and limitations of Maple and related systems. To see how Maple
can be used to solve a wide range of computational and mathematical problems.
To see how computational tools can be applied to various application domains
such as cryptography, signal processing, robotics, algorithm design and
analysis, code generation, algebra and number theory, and scientific computing.
This particular version of the course will focus on exact integer and polynomial
arithmetic and the exact solution of systems of linear and polynomial equations.