Interactive Systems for Experimental Applied Mathematics is a collection of papers presented at the 1967 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Inc. Symposium on Interactive Systems for Experimental Mathematics, held in Washington, D.C. in conjunction with the ACM National Meeting.
This book is organized into five parts encompassing 46 chapters. The opening part deals with the general criteria for interactive on-line systems that seem most important for the experimental solution of mathematical problems. This part specifically describes the AMTRAN, REDUCE, EASL, POSE, VENUS, and CHARYBDIS computer systems and languages. The next two parts cover the components of interactive systems, including coherent programming, interactive console, mathematical symbol processing, message system, and computer-aided instruction. The fourth part examines a scheme for permitting a user of conventional procedural programming languages, namely, FORTRAN, to test actual error propagation in numerical calculations. This part also describes the features of Analyst Assistance Program, an on-line graphically oriented conversational computing system designed to perform small nonrecurring numerical computations. The concluding part presents several implications of selected computer systems, the resulting problems, and their proposed solutions.
This book is of great benefit to computer scientists and engineers, mathematicians, and undergraduate and graduate students in applied mathematics.
List of Contributors Foreword Interactive Systems from the User's Point of View Interactive Programming and Automated Mathematics On the User's Point of View The APL\360 Terminal System The Maniac II System AMTRAN: Automatic Mathematical Translation Structure of a Language for a Numerical Analysis Problem Solving System REDUCE: A User-Oriented Interactive System for Algebraic Simplification Two Analyst-Oriented Computer Languages: EASL, POSE VENUS: A Small Interactive Nonprocedural Language AL: An Artificial Language Active Language I The Engineering Assistant: Design of a Symbol Manipulation System CHARYBDIS: A LISP Program to Display Mathematical Expressions on Typewriter-like Devices Components of Interactive Systems Coherent Programming in the Lincoln Reckoner Algebraic Manipulation on Computers for Scientists and Engineers An Interactive Console Operating as Background in a Large Computer System Design Philosophy for an Interactive Keyboard Terminal A Facility for User Definition of Simple Problem Oriented Languages Mathematical Symbol Processing LC2: A Language for Conversational Computing AMTRAN: Implications of an Interactive Mathematical Computer System for an Educational Institution What is Different about AMTRAN? An Object Code for Interactive Applied Mathematical Programming The Slave Interactive System: A One-User Interactive Executive Grafted on a Remote-Batch Computing System The Development of Systems for On-Line Mathematics at Harvard Other Topics of Interest to Interactive Systems An Analysis of Computer Operations Under Running Time Priority Disciplines A Message System for Interactive Dialog A Macroscopic Model of an Interactive Computing System A Content-Evaluating Mode of Computer-Aided Instruction OLDAS: An On-Line Continuous System Simulation Language Automation of
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- 1st January 1968
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