Computer Algebra in Physics Research

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg9247] Computer Algebra in Physics Research*From*: Olivier Gerard <jacquesg at pratique.fr>*Date*: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 01:01:00 -0400*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In case this could of interest to members of the list. Olivier. Thematic Issue on "Computer Algebra in Physics Research" Computer Physics Communications is a long established Computational Physics Journal which has recently issued its 100th volume. It is a leading journal for the publication of numerical methods and of computer programs for physics, and covers a wide range of applications in computational physics and physical chemistry (see http://www.cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk}). Occasionally, the journal publishes "Thematic Issues", where papers on a specific area of topical interest are drawn together in a single volume. With the development of versatile symbolic computation environments, there has been a growth in the development and application of computer algebra to problems in physics. Thus we believe that the time is ripe for a journal issue dedicated to such methods. We intend that this issue will illustrate the state of the art in this important and growing area. We are inviting you, one of the experts in the field, to submit a paper for this issue. We expect to have contributions covering different application areas and addressing different aspects of algorithm and code design. All contributions will be refereed to ensure that the standards of the journal are maintained. We hope that you will be able to make a contribution to this Issue. In order to help our planning, we should be grateful if you let us know as soon as possible whether or not you plan to contribute. For your convenience, we have attached below a reply form for you to mail, email or Fax your response to us. We look forward to hearing from you. Yours sincerely, Guest Editor Guest Editor Prof. E.S. Cheb-Terrab* Prof. R.G. McLenaghan Symbolic Computation Group Department of Applied Mathematics Faculty of Mathematics University of Waterloo University of Waterloo Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada rgmclena at daisy.uwaterloo.ca ecterrab at daisy.uwaterloo.ca * Permanent address: Theoretical Physics Department, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ================================(cut here)================================ __________________________________________________________________________ COMPUTER PHYSICS COMMUNICATIONS THEMATIC ISSUE ON "COMPUTER ALGEBRA IN PHYSICS RESEARCH" Physicists have for more than forty years used computers in their research, principally for numerical calculations. Computer algebra systems developed over the past twenty five years have now reached a level of maturity to allow the computer to also impact physics research through computer manipulation of symbols according to mathematical rules. The extent of the application of computer algebra to problems in physics is now such that we believe that the time is ripe for a journal issue dedicated to such methods. We are thus inviting submissions for a special issue of Computer Physics Communications entitled "Computer Algebra in Physics Research". This issue will be a collection of papers reporting either original results obtained using the libraries presently available in computer algebra systems, or describing the development of relevant new libraries or algorithms themselves. Relevant topics include, but are not restricted to: * the use of computer algebra packages for tackling significant problems involving rather complicated or large volume symbolic calculations; * new non-trivial computer-algebra programs implementing mathematical methods widely used in research; * the design of algorithms for the solution of relevant problems in Physics, and/or their computer implementation. Generally speaking, the items above must be considered in the framework of applications of computer algebra in theoretical research and/or its use as an aid in preparing the computer input or computer code for numerical problems. Possible subareas include differential equations, symbolic and numeric perturbative calculations in field theories, field simulations, general relativity, plasma physics, etc. All contributions will be refereed to ensure that the standards of the journal are maintained. Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts to one of the two guest-editors who will handle the preparation of this special issue. Typical papers should be fifteen to twenty five pages in length. Early submissions are encouraged. Deadline for submission of papers: February 28, 1998 Notification of acceptance/rejection: May 30, 1998 Final revised manuscripts due: July 31, 1998 Appearance of special issue: 1998 Manuscripts may be submitted electronically in TeX, LaTeX, AMSTeX, or uuencoded-gzipped PS, but LaTeX using the Elsevier style files is preferred as this aids automatic typesetting of the manuscript - see http://www.cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/mssubmission.html. Guest Editor Guest Editor Prof. E.S. Cheb-Terrab* Prof. R.G. McLenaghan Symbolic Computation Group Department of Applied Mathematics Faculty of Mathematics University of Waterloo University of Waterloo Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada rgmclena at daisy.uwaterloo.ca ecterrab at daisy.uwaterloo.ca * Permanent address: Theoretical Physics Department, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ================================(cut here)================================ Computer Physics Communications Thematic Issue on "Computer Algebra in Physics Research" (Please fill in and return to either of us at the email addresses below.) ========================================================================== I shall contribute a paper........................................ Y/N[ ]. Suggested Title........................................................... .......................................................................... Author(s)................................................................. Email..................................................................... Telephone............................Fax.................................. Estimated submission date of manuscript................................... Estimated length................................................ A4 pages. LaTeX source...................................................... Y/N[ ]. Type of paper: application[ ], computer algebra program[ ] algorithm design[ ] __________________________________________________________________________ If you have any further suggestions for potential authors for this special Thematic Issue, please list their names and addresses below .......................................................................... .......................................................................... .......................................................................... ========================================================================== Guest Editor Guest Editor Prof. E.S. Cheb-Terrab* Prof. R.G. McLenaghan Symbolic Computation Group Department of Applied Mathematics Faculty of Mathematics University of Waterloo University of Waterloo Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada rgmclena at daisy.uwaterloo.ca ecterrab at daisy.uwaterloo.ca * Permanent address: Theoretical Physics Department, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.