KAlgebra is a calculator with symbolic and analysis features that lets you plot 2D and 3D functions as well as to easily calculate mathematical expressions.
When you first open KAlgebra a blank window shows up, this is the main work area for calculus.
Let's get started with a little example of how KAlgebra works, just type:
Then type Return and KAlgebra will show you the result. So far it's easy.
However, KAlgebra is much more powerful than that, it started as a simple calculator, but now it's almost a CAS. You can define variables this way:
And use them normally:
And that will give you the result: 12 You can also define functions:
And then use them:
Which should return 9. You can define a function with as many variables as you want:
The possibilities of defining functions are endless if you combine this with the piecewise. Let's define the factor function:
Yes! KAlgebra supports recursive functions. Give some values to n, to test it.
KAlgebra has recently started support for symbolic operations, to check it out, just type:
It doesn't work on some complex structures, though. Only basic support so far.
Moreover, KAlgebra has support for differentiation. An example of the syntax:
If you have used KAlgebra, you will have noticed the syntax completion support, which is very helpful.
Another resource that can be useful to learn more about KAlgebra comes with KAlgebra: The Dictionary tab
It contains examples of every function supported by KAlgebra. Maybe the best way to learn how to do things with KAlgebra.