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ERIC Number: EJ874193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2710
Classical versus Computer Algebra Methods in Elementary Geometry
Pech, Pavel
International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, v12 n4 p137-148 2005
Computer algebra methods based on results of commutative algebra like Groebner bases of ideals and elimination of variables make it possible to solve complex, elementary and non elementary problems of geometry, which are difficult to solve using a classical approach. Computer algebra methods permit the proof of geometric theorems, automatic derivation and discovery of formulas, construction of objects which have given properties and which cannot be easily done with a ruler and compass, etc. On the other hand classical methods offer better insight into geometric situations, show the beauty of geometry and enable better understanding the problem. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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