### Abstract

In this brief survey, we have illustrated some of the uses of computer algebra. It might be objected that our work could well be carried out in almost any computer language; so why bother with SCRATCHPAD? The answer, of course, lies in the naturalness and simplicity of computer algebra approaches to these problems. Expressions like (2.2), (3.1) and (4.1) can be coded in SCRATCHPAD in one line exactly as they are written. They can then be studied with minimal thought about the computer and maximal concentration on what is happening. Often mathematical research consists of sifting low grade ore, and when such sifting requires ingenious programming skills it is likely not to be carried out.

Original language | English (US) |
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Title of host publication | Trends in Computer Algebra - International Symposium, Proceedings |

Editors | Rainer Janßen |

Publisher | Springer Verlag |

Pages | 158-166 |

Number of pages | 9 |

ISBN (Print) | 9783540189282 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Jan 1 1988 |

Event | International symposium on Trends in Computer Algebra, 1987 - Bad Neuenahr, Germany Duration: May 19 1987 → May 21 1987 |

### Publication series

Name | Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) |
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Volume | 296 LNCS |

ISSN (Print) | 0302-9743 |

ISSN (Electronic) | 1611-3349 |

### Other

Other | International symposium on Trends in Computer Algebra, 1987 |
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Country | Germany |

City | Bad Neuenahr |

Period | 5/19/87 → 5/21/87 |

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### All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Theoretical Computer Science
- Computer Science(all)

### Cite this

*Trends in Computer Algebra - International Symposium, Proceedings*(pp. 158-166). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 296 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-18928-9_11

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*Trends in Computer Algebra - International Symposium, Proceedings.*Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 296 LNCS, Springer Verlag, pp. 158-166, International symposium on Trends in Computer Algebra, 1987, Bad Neuenahr, Germany, 5/19/87. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-18928-9_11

**Application of scratchpad to problems in special functions and combinatorics.** / Andrews, George E.

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