CAS: (2^10)! is undefined?

11092018, 12:42 PM
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RE: CAS: (2^10)! is undefined?
The calculators development group of Texas Instruments bought the Derive symbolic calculation kernel. They did it for the purpose of incorporating it into their mobile devices, in the first part they had to rewrite it to adapt it to the famous Motorola68K processor, then to the processor of the TINSPIRE CAS, the changes have been minimal since it is very stable and is "finished", it has some new commands, it needs simplification control commands, as GIAC has, but they have not been incorporated in the HPprime, I mean the autosimplify() command.
The symbolic calculation kernel GIAC was designed to make scientific calculations, not to teach mathematics, that is, to perform calculations where it is impractical to do them by hand or impossible by hand, for this reason he has not invented a graphing calculator to teach mathematics. The current CAS kernel perform calculations (real computations/technical computation) or throw answers (black box), the true focus should be for example show intermediate steps, promote algebraic reasoning, not as a electronic calculator machine. The origin of Derive goes back to the 70s, based on the development of expert systems (AI) and the success of REDUCE CAS. Its development lasted 36 years, unfortunately its development was not continued. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MuMATH The only legendary CAS that is still being developed (more than 50 years) is Maxima as the evolution of Macsyma http://maxima.sourceforge.net/ The CAS that uses the notation closest to the notation of the mathematics textbooks is Scientific WorkPlace 6 due to its real mathematical text editor. Scientific WorkPlace use the MuPAD kernel (with commands renamed to the standard mathematical notation), MuPAD now owned by MatLab who uses it inside Symbolic Toolbox library https://www.mackichan.com/index.html?pro...~mainFrame A good book on MuPAD and Scientific WorkPlace Doing Mathematics with Scientific WorkPlace Version 6 https://www.mackichan.com/index.html?pro...~mainFrame 

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