The misfortunes of a trio of mathematicians using Computer Algebra Systems. Can we trust in them?

Autor: Durán, J. Antonio; Pérez, Mario; Varona Malumbres, Juan Luis

Tipo de documento: Artículo de revista

Revista: Notices of the American Mathematical Society. ISSN: 0002-9920. Año: 2014. Número: 61. Páginas: 1249-1252.

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Resumen: Computer algebra systems are a great help for mathematical research, but sometimes unexpected errors in the software can also badly affect it. As an example, we show how we have detected an error in Mathematica when computing determinants of matrices with integer entries; not only does it compute the determinants incorrectly, but it also produces different results if one evaluates the same determinant twice