OpenMath [30] is a standard aimed at supporting a semantically rich interchange of mathematics among varied computational software tools such as

computer algebra systems, theorem provers, and tools for visualizing or editing mathematical text [4].

Using a

computer algebra system like Maple one can easily compute how the three-term recurrence equation corresponding to a given system can be expressed by the five parameters a, b, c, d and e.

In addition, the user interfaces for

computer algebra systems are being refined so that novice users are less hampered by the syntax of the programs.

This problem illustrates how instructors and students must not rely entirely on any

computer algebra system.

With three times the memory of any other calculator on the market, the most advanced

computer algebra system (CAS) available, and a new slim design, the HP 49G graphing calculator is an ideal learning tool for advanced math, science and engineering high-school and college students.

Additional features include: Algebra Assistant Tutorial and enhanced

computer algebra system that includes functions such as factor/expand, simplify, simultaneous equations, solve, approximate, sum, product, limit, derivative, integration and Taylor expressions.

TI developed the TI- 92's symbolic manipulation features for algebra and calculus in a joint effort with the authors of the DERIVE(TM)

computer algebra system produced by Soft Warehouse, Inc.

Maple is the most powerful interactive

computer algebra system for symbolic computation.

Basing queries on ring theory leads to a new class of systems, Algebraic Data Management Systems, which herald a convergence of database systems and

computer algebra systems.

The publishing house said Modern Computer Algebra is a textbook that is widely regarded as the 'bible of computer algebra' and it provides a thorough introduction to the algorithmic basis of the mathematical engine in

computer algebra systems, which are ubiquitous in all areas of science and engineering.

They regularly fire up full-blown

computer algebra systems to obtain a quick-and-dirty result that would have been very easy to reckon by pushing a few buttons on a calculator.

According to Stacey, Kendal and Pierce (2002) students using

computer algebra systems (CAS) have the opportunity to fulfil their mathematical potential with less computational skill.