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Computational Mathematics with Sagemath

by P. Zimmermann, A. Casamayou, N. Cohen, G. Connan, T. Dumont, L. Fousse, F. Maltey, M. Meulien, M. Mezzarobba, C. Pernet, N. M. Thiéry, E. Bray, J. Cremona, M. Forets, A. Ghitza, and H. Thomas


2018 / xiv + 464 pages / Softcover / 978-1-611975-45-1 / List Price $69.00 / SIAM Member Price $48.30 / Order Code: OT160

Keywords: SageMath, Python, computer algebra, open-source, mathematical computation


"This fantastic and deep book about how to use Sage for learning and doing mathematics at all levels perfectly complements the existing Sage documentation. It is filled with many carefully thought through examples and exercises, and great care has been taken to put computational functionality into proper mathematical context. Flip to almost any random page in this amazing book, and you will learn how to play with and visualize some beautiful part of mathematics."
                                                     --- William A. Stein, CEO, SageMath, and professor of mathematics, University of Washington

SageMath, or Sage for short, is an open-source mathematical software system based on the Python language and developed by an international community comprising hundreds of teachers and researchers, whose aim is to provide an alternative to the commercial products Magma, Maple, Mathematica, and MATLAB®. To achieve this, Sage relies on many open-source programs, including GAP, Maxima, PARI, and various scientific libraries for Python, to which thousands of new functions have been added. Sage is freely available and is supported by all modern operating systems.

Sage provides a wonderful scientific and graphical calculator for high school students, and it efficiently supports undergraduates in their computations in analysis, linear algebra, calculus, etc. For graduate students, researchers, and engineers in various mathematical specialties, Sage provides the most recent algorithms and tools, which is why several universities around the world already use Sage at the undergraduate level.

Computational Mathematics with SageMath, written by researchers and by teachers at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels, focuses on the underlying mathematics necessary to use Sage efficiently and is illustrated with concrete examples. Part I is accessible to high school and undergraduate students and Parts II, III, and IV are suitable for graduate students, teachers, and researchers.

This book is available under a Creative Commons license at


ISBN 9781611975451

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