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Teaching Computation Abstract Algebra

E. Kaltofen
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Journal of Symbolic Computation
Year: 1997
Volume: 23
Page range: 503-515

We report on the contents and pedagogy of a course in abstract algebra that was taught with the aid of educational software developed within the Mathematica system. We describe the topics covered and the didactical use of the corresponding Mathematica packages, as well as draw conclusions for future such courses from the students' comments and our own experience.