# [plt-scheme] Re: [plt-edu] Symbolic algebra

>>* Does anyone have any pointers to some good resources about how you'd go
*>>* about implementing a symbolic algebra system in Scheme or a related
*>>* functional language? Solving equations, factoring polynomials, etc.
*
A couple of good introductory references are Abelson and Sussman's
_Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs_, and Norvig's
_Paradigm's of Artificial Intelligence Programming_. (The key is
polynomial representation. Equations can be solved using formulas, and
the math on polynomials can be used for factoring.)
For more references see my web page:
<http://www.cs.rit.edu/~anh/comp_alg.html>.
Good luck.
-Arthur
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