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Final Remarks on Univariate Problems.

Symbolic computation with roots of polynomials is both possible and useful, by use of the RootOf construct. It is not yet perfected in Maple, as it does not yet allow useful distinctions to be made between the roots, but even so it is useful.

Some applications of polynomials require only knowledge of the stability of the polynomials and not the exact location of the roots. Classical algorithms exist for this problem, and one has been implemented in Maple here.

Robert Corless
Wed Feb 28 18:25:56 EST 1996