Mathematical and Computing Sciences Question #563

Jeff Owens, a 32 year old male from Seattle WA USA asks on January 18, 2002,

I have an interest in algebraic manipulation of known physical/chemical laws & principles. I am trying to find out if anyone has every assembled a list of all known mathematical, physical, chemical laws and principles on a computer database and then run queries on those laws (to express them in alternate forms). Do you know if anyone has done this?

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Jonathan M. Borwein answered on January 18, 2002

No one has got anywhere close to this to my knowledge! Even a small bit of this would be a coup. The Digital Library of Mathematical Functions is a step in this direction. Also see resources on my personal pages.

[Editor: Another interesting thing is the Inverse Symbolic Calculator developed by Borwein and others.]



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