Groebner Bases in Theorema

  • Bruno Buchberger
  • Alexander Maletzky
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8592)


In this talk we show how the theory of Groebner bases can be represented in the computer system Theorema, a system initiated by Bruno Buchberger in the mid-nineties. The main purpose of Theorema is to serve mathematical theory exploration and, in particular, automated reasoning. However, it is also an essential aspect of the Theorema philosophy that the system also provides good facilities for carrying out computations. The main difference between Theorema and ordinary computer algebra systems is that in Theorema one can both program (and, hence, compute) and prove (generate and verify proofs of theorems and algorithms). In fact, algorithms / programs in Theorema are just equational (recursive) statements in predicate logic and their application to data is just a special case of simplification w.r.t. equational logic as part of predicate logic.

We present one representation of Groebner bases theory among many possible “views” on the theory. In this representation, we use functors to construct hierarchies of domains (e. g. for power products, monomials, polynomials, etc.) in a nicely structured way, which is meant to be a model for gradually more efficient implementations based on more refined and powerful theorems or at least programming tricks, data structures, etc.


Groebner basis Buchberger algorithm mathematical theory exploration Theorema 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruno Buchberger
    • 1
  • Alexander Maletzky
    • 2
  1. 1.RISCJohannes Kepler UniversityLinzAustria
  2. 2.Doctoral College “Computational Mathematics” and RISCJohannes Kepler UniversityLinzAustria

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