Formulae 1 Demo for the Macintosh
Carlos Bazzarella
Poliplus Software
(519) 747-0668
email : cbazza@hookup.net
FORMULAE 1 : POWERFUL AND EASY TO USE COMPUTER ALGEBRA SYSTEM FOR
THE TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS
Waterloo, Canada - July 19, 1995 - Poliplus Software is announcing
the release of 'Formulae 1' for Macintosh.
'Formulae 1' (F1) is a powerful and easy to use Computer Algebra
System (CAS) designed specially for the teaching and exploration
of mathematics.
Unlike other CASs, F1 gives the user the ability to see the STEPS
taken to solve a particular problem. Most CASs on the other hand,
only present a final answer to the user.
F1 can be used to graphically build and display mathematical
equations as well as solve them with easy. F1's graphical display
of equations and direct math manipulation features, allow users to
explore mathematics more easily and freely. User focus is shifted
to the challenges of problem solving, rather than on the tedious
algebra manipulation. F1 is powerful yet very simple to use.
Features of Formulae 1:
- Fast automatic simplification of expressions containing
symbols and functions.
- Stepwise simplification allowing intermediate steps.
- Requires minimum hardware resources (CPU and memory) and is
ROM ready.
- Graphically displays expressions and draws special functions
including : derivatives, integrals, square roots, the Greek
alphabet.
- Functions support : sqrt, sin, cos, tan, asin, acos, atan, cosh,
sinh, tanh, exp, logb, log, ln, abs, degree and user defined
functions.
- Supports arithmetic operators: +,-, /, *, ^. Relations: =, <>,
<, >, <=, >=, =>, ==, :=. Symbolic constants: inf, pi and e.
- Calculus support : derivatives (by limit definition or rules),
integrals, integration by parts, integration by variable
substitution, limits with minus and plus signs, L'Hopitals' rule.
- Algebra support. Full matrix arithmetic and the following
functions : adj, det, minv, transpose.
- Finite support: sum, prod, factorial, binomial expansion,
perm and comb.
- Polynomial support : factoring, complete the squares, long hand
division, partial fractions, quadratic equation, greatest
common divisors.
- Powerful Variable/Function isolate.
- Dynamic (user) extendible Mathematics Knowledge. This feature
allows the user to create new functions and/or extend built-in
functions.
A demo of F1 has been submitted to the info-mac archives at
sumex-aim.stanford.edu. This demo is fully functional with a
time restriction of 15 minutes per run.
F1 runs on a Macintosh Plus or higher and is available directly
for a limited time offer of $29 USD from Poliplus Software.
Site Licensing will also be available.