Using Maple’s RegularChains Library to Automatically Classify Plane Geometric Loci

  • Francisco Botana
  • Tomás Recio
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8592)


We report a preliminary discussion on the usability of the RegularChains library of Maple for the automatic computation of plane geometric loci and envelopes in graphical interactive environments. We describe a simple implementation of a recently proposed taxonomy of algebraic loci, and its extension to envelopes of families of curves is also discussed. Furthermore, we sketch how currently unsolvable problems in interactive environments can be approached by using the RegularChains library.


parametrical systems solving constructible sets dynamic geometry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco Botana
    • 1
  • Tomás Recio
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidad de VigoSpain
  2. 2.Universidad de CantabriaSpain

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