- the field originated from the needs of physics researchers
- the first programs dealing with formulas were written by
physicists in order to save them from performing long, tedious,
error prone calculations by hand
- 1955 - first programs for formula derivation
- 1965 - first general purpose computer systems working with
algebraic expressions
- 1975 - new research field with its own conferences, journals,
etc.
- 1990 - general spreading of integrated mathematical systems into
almost all branches of science

Richard Liska