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Some reflections about the success and impact of the computer algebra system DERIVE with a 10-year time perspective. (English) Zbl 07103591
Summary: The computer algebra system DERIVE had a very important impact in teaching mathematics with technology, mainly in the 1990’s. The authors analyze the possible reasons for its success and impact and give personal conclusions based on the facts collected. More than 10 years after it was discontinued it is still used for teaching and several scientific papers (most devoted to educational issues) still refer to it. A summary of the history, journals and conferences together with a brief bibliographic analysis are included.
MSC:
68W30 Symbolic computation and algebraic computation
97P40 Programming languages (educational aspects)
97P70 Computer science and society (educational aspects) (MSC2010)
68N15 Theory of programming languages
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