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Preface
Audience
Manual Set
Conventions
Customer Feedback
Worksheet Graphical Interface
Modes
In This Chapter
Maple Help System
2.1 Introduction
Exact Expressions
2.2 Numerical Computations
Integer Computations
Table 2.1 Commands for Working with Integers
Commands for Working With Integers
Exact Arithmetic—Rationals, Irrationals, and Constants
Floating-Point Approximations
Arithmetic with Special Numbers
Mathematical Functions
2.3 Basic Symbolic Computations
2.4 Assigning Expressions to Names
Syntax for Naming an Object
Guidelines for Maple Names
Maple Arrow Notation in Deﬁning Functions
The Assignment Operator
Predeﬁned and Reserved Names
2.5 Basic Types of Maple Objects
Expression Sequences
Lists
Sets
Operations on Sets and Lists
Arrays
Tables
Strings
2.6 Expression Manipulation
The simplify Command
The factor Command
The expand Command
The convert Command
The normal Command
The combine Command
The map Command
The lhs and rhs Commands
The numer and denom Commands
The nops and op Commands
2.7 Conclusion
3 Finding Solutions
3.1 The Maple solve Command
Examples Using the solve Command
Verifying Solutions
The assign Command
The RootOf Command
3.2 Solving Numerically Using the fsolve Command
Limitations on solve
3.3 Other Solvers
Finding Integer Solutions
Finding Solutions Modulo m
Solving Recurrence Relations
3.4 Polynomials
Sorting and Collecting
Mathematical Operations
Coeﬃcients and Degrees
Root Finding and Factorization
3.5 Calculus
3.7 Conclusion
4 Maple Organization
4.1 The Organization of Maple
The Maple Library
4.2 The Maple Packages
List of Packages
Example Packages
The Student Package
Worksheet Examples
The LinearAlgebra Package
The Matlab Package
The Statistics Package
The simplex Linear Optimization Package
4.3 Conclusion
Polar Coordinates
Functions with Discontinuities
Functions with Singularities
Multiple Functions
Plotting Data Points
Reﬁning Plots
5.2 Graphing in Three Dimensions
Spherical Coordinates
Cylindrical Coordinates
5.3 Animation
Animation in Two Dimensions
Animation in Three Dimensions
5.4 Annotating Plots
Labeling a Plot
5.5 Composite Plots
Placing Text in Plots
5.6 Special Types of Plots
Visualization Component of the Student Package
5.7 Manipulating Graphical Objects
Using the display Command
5.8 Code for Color Plates
5.9 Interactive Plot Builder
5.10 Conclusion
6 Evaluation and Simpliﬁcation
Working with Expressions in Maple
6.1 Mathematical Manipulations
Expanding Polynomials as Sums
Collecting the Coeﬃcients of Like Powers
Factoring Polynomials and Rational Functions
Removing Rational Exponents
Combining Terms
Factored Normal Form
Simplifying Expressions
Simpliﬁcation with Assumptions
Simpliﬁcation with Side Relations
Sorting Algebraic Expressions
Converting Between Equivalent Forms
6.2 Assumptions
The assume Facility
The assuming Command
6.3 Structural Manipulations
Mapping a Function onto a List or Set
Choosing Elements from a List or Set
Merging Two Lists
Sorting Lists
The Parts of an Expression
Substitution
Changing the Type of an Expression
6.4 Evaluation Rules
Levels of Evaluation
Last-Name Evaluation
One-Level Evaluation
Commands with Special Evaluation Rules
Quotation and Unevaluation
Using Quoted Variables as Function Arguments
Concatenation of Names
6.5 Conclusion
7 Solving Calculus Problems
7.1 Introductory Calculus
The Derivative
A Taylor Approximation
The Integral
Mixed Partial Derivatives
7.2 Ordinary Diﬀerential Equations
The dsolve Command
Example: Taylor Series
When You Cannot Find a Closed Form Solution
Plotting Ordinary Diﬀerential Equations
Discontinuous Forcing Functions
Interactive ODE Analyzer
7.3 Partial Diﬀerential Equations
The pdsolve Command
Changing the Dependent Variable in a PDE
Plotting Partial Diﬀerential Equations
7.4 Conclusion
Writing Columns of Numerical Data to a File
Saving Expressions in the Maple Internal Format
8.3 Exporting Worksheets
HTML and HTML with MathML
Maple Input
Maplet Application
Maple Text
Plain Text
8.4 Printing Graphics
Displaying Graphics in Separate Windows
Sending Graphics in PostScript Format to a File
Graphics Suitable for HP LaserJet
8.5 Conclusion
9.2 Terminology
Drop-down List Boxes
SPACE BAR and TAB Key
9.10 Conclusion
9.11 General Conclusion
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