Sponsored by the Rutgers University Department of Mathematics and the

Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS)

**Co-organizers:****Andrew Baxter**, Rutgers University, baxter{at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu**Doron Zeilberger**, Rutgers University, zeilberg {at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu

Title: Risch and Parallel Risch Algorithm

Speaker: **Luis Medina**, Rutgers University

Date: Thursday, March 26, 2009 5:00pm

Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ

Abstract:

The problem of definite integration is one of the basic unsolved questions in Computational Algebra. There is however, a well known algorithm that deals with this problem within the class of Rational Functions and some extensions of them. This is called the Risch Algorithm. In this talk, I will discuss the case of Monomial Extensions and a heuristic method in the case of rational extensions.