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Overview of Today

  1. Remarks on Last Week
  2. Heuristics vs. Algorithms
  3. The Method of Undetermined Coefficients
  4. Differential Fields and Elementary Extensions
  5. Liouville's Principle
  6. The Risch Algorithm
  7. Is elementary?

Much of today's notes will be in Maple worksheet form. The worksheets are available in the usual place, either by javascape or netscape to my home page and under Math 498/990 under Worksheets.

Other parts of the lecture will be covered by the Moses paper (which is handed out today).

Rob Corless
Thu Nov 23 10:59:42 PST 1995