# ACA'98

1998 IMACS Conference on Applications of Computer Algebra

Special Session:

Quantum Theory
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Session Organizer:

This section is devoted to the applications of symbolic
techniques in the fields of physics which are strongly
based on quantum physics, as atomic physics, nuclear physics
and solid state physics, and possibly some parts of many
body theory.
Both in atomic physics and nuclear physics the applications
of symbolic techniques may be related to the fact that many
of the methods are based on use of nonperturbative expansions
in bases which are relatively well known special functions.
Evaluations of various coupling schemes can then be based on
relying on recurrence relations and similar properties, well
suitable for automatic symbolic evaluation, and later use of the
results in numerical applications.

Similarly, the quantum physics of angular momentum can be
treated analyticaly and many packages are already available
and often used.

One of the aspects discussed will most probably be the use of
symbolic computation in development of computer codes for
numerical calculations.

The above examples are related to the fields of atomic and
nuclear physics, where the organizer of the session has been
working. It is, however, his hope that researcher from other
similar fields, as e.g. solid state physics or quantum optics
might find it appropriate to contribute to a stimulating
work in this section.

IMACS ACA'98 Electronic Proceedings