symbolic mathematical computation

symbolic mathematical computation

[sim′bäl·ik ¦math·ə¦mad·ə·kəl ‚käm·pyə′tā·shən]
(computer science)
The manipulation of symbols, representing variables, functions, and other mathematical objects, and combinations of these symbols, representing formulas, equations, and expressions, according to mathematical rules, for example, the rules of algebra or calculus.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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