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** ****Sym is a symbolic computation application by
SymbolicComputation.com**

**Sym allows the definition of user defined algebraic laws that can be used to transform and solve algebra problems.**

**Sym compiles with the free Visual Studio 2010 C# Express. It should work with any of the full versions of Visual Studio 2010 or Visual Studio 2012.**

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**Consider the following transform:**

**a*b~b*a**

**Read this as a times b transforms to b times a. I use the ~ symbol to indicate a transformation.**

**a and b can be entire functions, e.g:**

**(2+3)*8 transforms to 8*(2+3) when transformed by the transform above.**

**Sym can read and use transforms that use the above syntax, e.g:**

**a*(b+c)~(a*b+a*c)
a*b+a*c~a*(b+c)
a/c+b/c~(a+b)/c
(a+b)/c~(a/c+b/c)**

**I've tested over 50 transforms so far. They are used by Sym to simplify and isolate variables.**

**There is more info on transformations
here.**

**Calculus and vector transforms are coming soon, both have been tested to a limited extent but I haven't uploaded them yet.**

**Sym uses c# notation to define mathematical equations, multiplication is symbolized by the '*' sign, etc. The notation is similar to the notation used by many computer programming languages. You have to use a multiplication sign everywhere there
is a multiplication. If you are not familiar with the notation used by C# to write mathematical expressions, you can Google C# for further information.
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**All of the symbolic computation code is contained in a class library that is distinct from the UI code so that you can integrate it into your projects.**

**Sym is built on top of Microsoft's
Roslyn. Roslyn is a c# compiler service. This puts the Sym code in a good position to be used to refactor and generate code in addition to performing the usual symbolic computation functions.**

Last edited Jun 9, 2013 at 4:39 AM by WCH, version 23