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Re: Mathematica Prove[...] Command Possible?

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  • Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2012 04:35:22 -0400 (EDT)
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On Saturday, September 1, 2012 1:28:51 AM UTC-5, amzoti wrote:
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> I have always been curious if Mathematica has ever considered a Prove command?
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> The reason one could ask such is question is simple, who would have ever thought that CASs would get to where they are in such a relatively short period of time.
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> Certainly, this is a tall order, but the richness we already see in Mathematica leads one to believe that this can be a new area for CAS development.
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> Some easy examples could be Prove[ Sqrt[2], Irrational], Prove[ Exp[x], Transcendental], Prove[Sum[i, {i, 1, n}]== n(n+1)/2]...
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> Certainly, there would be many limitations with proofs in some branches of Mathematics. I suppose getting to meatier proofs is problematic in itself, but maybe a certain rigor in defining the problem can be mapped out that follows how we set problems up today (as there is a pretty consistent way to specifying problems that most mathematicians adhere to).
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> Anyway, why has this not been attempted (as a comparison, I have seen like DC Proof)? In the end, maybe it is just not a goal for a CAS.
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> Thanks for your time.

See:

http://www.risc.jku.at/research/theorema/description/

Daniel



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