Computer-assisted Proofs and Symbolic Computations

  title={Computer-assisted Proofs and Symbolic Computations},
  author={Walter Kr{\"a}mer},
We discuss some main points of computer-assisted proofs based on reliable numerical computations. Such so-called self-validating numerical methods in combination with exact symbolic manipulations result in very powerful mathematical software tools. These tools allow proving mathematical statements (existence of a fixed point, of a solution of an ODE, of a zero of a continuous function, of a global minimum within a given range, etc.) using a digital computer. To validate the assertions of the… CONTINUE READING