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Haskell DSL for Calculus or Linear Algebra

(A MSc Thesis project idea by Cezar Ionescu as part of the DSLsofMath project.)

In [1] and [2], Sussman et. al. present a significant portion of differential geometry in a novel way, using "computer programming in a functional style to encourage clear thinking". Their work shows the advantages of constructing domain-specific languages for understanding mathematical theories (and some of the disadvantages of using Scheme for this purpose). The theses in this area will perhaps aim lower on the mathematical scale, but higher in terms of attention paid to the linguistic aspects. We want to use Haskell to design DSLs for understanding elementary analyis concepts (limits, sequences, power series, integration, derivatives), linear algebra, or simple complex analysis.