New Editor's Choice Applications
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EscapeTime Fractals
http://www.maplesoft.com/applications/view.aspx?SID=153882&ref=Feed
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The <A HREF="/support/help/Maple/view.aspx?path=Fractals/EscapeTime">Fractals</A> package in Maple makes it easier to create and explore popular fractals, including the Mandelbrot, Julia, Newton, and other time-iterative fractals. The Fractals package can quickly apply various escape time iterative maps over rectangular regions in the complex plane, the results of which consist of images that approximate well-known fractal sets. In the following application, you can explore escape time fractals by manipulating parameters pertaining to the generation of Mandelbrot, Julia, Newton and Burning Ship fractals.</P>
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<B>Also:</B> You can <A HREF="http://maplecloud.maplesoft.com/application.jsp?appId=5690839489576960">interact with this application</A> in the MapleCloud!</P><img src="/view.aspx?si=153882/escapetimefractal.png" alt="EscapeTime Fractals" align="left"/><P>
The <A HREF="/support/help/Maple/view.aspx?path=Fractals/EscapeTime">Fractals</A> package in Maple makes it easier to create and explore popular fractals, including the Mandelbrot, Julia, Newton, and other time-iterative fractals. The Fractals package can quickly apply various escape time iterative maps over rectangular regions in the complex plane, the results of which consist of images that approximate well-known fractal sets. In the following application, you can explore escape time fractals by manipulating parameters pertaining to the generation of Mandelbrot, Julia, Newton and Burning Ship fractals.</P>
<P>
<B>Also:</B> You can <A HREF="http://maplecloud.maplesoft.com/application.jsp?appId=5690839489576960">interact with this application</A> in the MapleCloud!</P>153882Fri, 25 Sep 2015 04:00:00 ZMaplesoftMaplesoftThe SEIR model with births and deaths
http://www.maplesoft.com/applications/view.aspx?SID=153879&ref=Feed
<P>This interactive application explores the SEIR model for the spread of disease. The SEIR model is an extension of the classical SIR (Susceptibles, Infected, Recovered) model, where a fourth compartment is added that contains exposed persons which are infected but are not yet infectious. The SEIR (Susceptibles, Exposed, Infectious, Recovered) model as presented here covers also births and deaths.</P>
<P>
<B>Also:</B> <A HREF="http://maplecloud.maplesoft.com/application.jsp?appId=6407056173039616">View and interact with this app in the MapleCloud!</A></P><img src="/view.aspx?si=153879/seir.png" alt="The SEIR model with births and deaths" align="left"/><P>This interactive application explores the SEIR model for the spread of disease. The SEIR model is an extension of the classical SIR (Susceptibles, Infected, Recovered) model, where a fourth compartment is added that contains exposed persons which are infected but are not yet infectious. The SEIR (Susceptibles, Exposed, Infectious, Recovered) model as presented here covers also births and deaths.</P>
<P>
<B>Also:</B> <A HREF="http://maplecloud.maplesoft.com/application.jsp?appId=6407056173039616">View and interact with this app in the MapleCloud!</A></P>153879Wed, 16 Sep 2015 04:00:00 ZGünter EdenharterGünter EdenharterFitting Wave Height Data to a Probability Distribution
http://www.maplesoft.com/applications/view.aspx?SID=153864&ref=Feed
<p>The University of Maine records real-time accelerometer data from buoys deployed in the Gulf of Maine and Caribbean (http://gyre.umeoce.maine.edu/buoyhome.php). The data can be downloaded from their website, and includes the significant wave height recorded at regular intervals for the last few months.</p>
<p>This application:</p>
<ul>
<li>downloads accelerometer data for Buoy PR206 (located just off the coast of Puerto Rico at a latitude of 18° 28.46' N and a longitude of 66° 5.94' W),</li>
</ul>
<ul>
<li>fits the significant wave height to a Weibull distribution via two methods: maximum likelihood estimation and moment matching,</li>
</ul>
<ul>
<li>and plots the fitted distributions on top of a histogram of the experimental data</li>
</ul>
<p>The location of buoy PR206 is given in a Google Maps component.</p><img src="/view.aspx?si=153864/distribution.jpg" alt="Fitting Wave Height Data to a Probability Distribution" align="left"/><p>The University of Maine records real-time accelerometer data from buoys deployed in the Gulf of Maine and Caribbean (http://gyre.umeoce.maine.edu/buoyhome.php). The data can be downloaded from their website, and includes the significant wave height recorded at regular intervals for the last few months.</p>
<p>This application:</p>
<ul>
<li>downloads accelerometer data for Buoy PR206 (located just off the coast of Puerto Rico at a latitude of 18° 28.46' N and a longitude of 66° 5.94' W),</li>
</ul>
<ul>
<li>fits the significant wave height to a Weibull distribution via two methods: maximum likelihood estimation and moment matching,</li>
</ul>
<ul>
<li>and plots the fitted distributions on top of a histogram of the experimental data</li>
</ul>
<p>The location of buoy PR206 is given in a Google Maps component.</p>153864Wed, 09 Sep 2015 04:00:00 ZSamir KhanSamir KhanTime Series Analysis: Forecasting Average Global Temperatures
http://www.maplesoft.com/applications/view.aspx?SID=153791&ref=Feed
Maple includes powerful tools for accessing, analyzing, and visualizing time series data. This application works with global temperature data to demonstrate techniques for analyzing time series data sets using the TimeSeriesAnalysis package, including visualizing trends and modeling future global temperatures.<img src="/view.aspx?si=153791/thumb.jpg" alt="Time Series Analysis: Forecasting Average Global Temperatures" align="left"/>Maple includes powerful tools for accessing, analyzing, and visualizing time series data. This application works with global temperature data to demonstrate techniques for analyzing time series data sets using the TimeSeriesAnalysis package, including visualizing trends and modeling future global temperatures.153791Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:00:00 ZMaplesoftMaplesoftCalibrating Response Curves for the Concentration of Melatonin Sulfate in Human Urine
http://www.maplesoft.com/applications/view.aspx?SID=153783&ref=Feed
<p>This application calibrates response curves against data from an immunoassay that records the concentration of melatonin in human urine and its optical density.</p>
<p>Melatonin is excreted by the pineal gland and regulates human circadian rhythms. Deviations outside of normal boundaries may indicate sleep disorders, depression, schizophrenia, or a range of other conditions.</p><img src="/view.aspx?si=153783/melatonin.png" alt="Calibrating Response Curves for the Concentration of Melatonin Sulfate in Human Urine" align="left"/><p>This application calibrates response curves against data from an immunoassay that records the concentration of melatonin in human urine and its optical density.</p>
<p>Melatonin is excreted by the pineal gland and regulates human circadian rhythms. Deviations outside of normal boundaries may indicate sleep disorders, depression, schizophrenia, or a range of other conditions.</p>153783Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:00:00 ZSamir KhanSamir KhanInteraural Time Delay
http://www.maplesoft.com/applications/view.aspx?SID=153780&ref=Feed
<p>Humans locate the origin of a sound with several cues. One technique employs the small difference in the time taken for the sound to reach either ear; this is known as the interaural time delay (ITD). This application modifies a single-channel audio file so that the sound appears to originate at an angle from the observer. It does this by introducing an extra channel of sound. Despite both channels having the same amplitude, the sound appears to come from an angle simply by delaying one channel.</p><img src="/view.aspx?si=153780/interaural.png" alt="Interaural Time Delay" align="left"/><p>Humans locate the origin of a sound with several cues. One technique employs the small difference in the time taken for the sound to reach either ear; this is known as the interaural time delay (ITD). This application modifies a single-channel audio file so that the sound appears to originate at an angle from the observer. It does this by introducing an extra channel of sound. Despite both channels having the same amplitude, the sound appears to come from an angle simply by delaying one channel.</p>153780Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:00:00 ZSamir KhanSamir KhanNonlinear Model Predictive Control
http://www.maplesoft.com/applications/view.aspx?SID=153555&ref=Feed
<p>Nonlinear model predictive control (NMPC) has attracted attention in recent years. The continuation method combined with the generalized minimal residual method (C/GMRES) is well known to be a fast algorithm and is generally suitable for real-time implementation. This package provides a symbolic computation tool that automatically generates code for use in nonlinear predictive control design environment based on C/GMRES. Interaction with the package is done through an easy-to-use document interface.</p>
<p>Note: Requires Maple 17 or later and a C compiler.</p><img src="/view.aspx?si=153555/Capture.PNG" alt="Nonlinear Model Predictive Control" align="left"/><p>Nonlinear model predictive control (NMPC) has attracted attention in recent years. The continuation method combined with the generalized minimal residual method (C/GMRES) is well known to be a fast algorithm and is generally suitable for real-time implementation. This package provides a symbolic computation tool that automatically generates code for use in nonlinear predictive control design environment based on C/GMRES. Interaction with the package is done through an easy-to-use document interface.</p>
<p>Note: Requires Maple 17 or later and a C compiler.</p>153555Mon, 23 Feb 2015 04:00:00 ZCybernet Systems Co.Cybernet Systems Co.Is a Stock Overvalued or Undervalued?
http://www.maplesoft.com/applications/view.aspx?SID=153740&ref=Feed
<p>This application calculates the fair value of a stock, given the current market prices and several growth assumptions. Simply pick an industry, stock exchange, and then a company.</p>
<p>Maple then downloads the current market share price, EPS (for the trailing 12 months) and dividends (for the trailing 12 months) from Yahoo Finance (hence a connection to the web is needed). Given a series of growth assumptions, a fair value is then calculated. The valuation process is described at the bottom of this application, and is most appropriate for stable companies with a history of dividend payments.</p>
<p>The stock is undervalued If the fair value is greater than the current market price, and vice-versa.</p>
<p>This application comes with an Excel spreadsheet with a list of over 25000 companies across multiple industries and international exchanges, and their corresponding ticker symbols. This spreadsheet is used to populate the interface with industries, exchanges and companies, and must be saved in the same location as the Maple worksheet.</p><img src="/view.aspx?si=153740/stockovervalued.png" alt="Is a Stock Overvalued or Undervalued?" align="left"/><p>This application calculates the fair value of a stock, given the current market prices and several growth assumptions. Simply pick an industry, stock exchange, and then a company.</p>
<p>Maple then downloads the current market share price, EPS (for the trailing 12 months) and dividends (for the trailing 12 months) from Yahoo Finance (hence a connection to the web is needed). Given a series of growth assumptions, a fair value is then calculated. The valuation process is described at the bottom of this application, and is most appropriate for stable companies with a history of dividend payments.</p>
<p>The stock is undervalued If the fair value is greater than the current market price, and vice-versa.</p>
<p>This application comes with an Excel spreadsheet with a list of over 25000 companies across multiple industries and international exchanges, and their corresponding ticker symbols. This spreadsheet is used to populate the interface with industries, exchanges and companies, and must be saved in the same location as the Maple worksheet.</p>153740Tue, 20 Jan 2015 05:00:00 ZSamir KhanSamir KhanOrbitals Package
http://www.maplesoft.com/applications/view.aspx?SID=4865&ref=Feed
The Orbitals package evaluates, plots and calculates atomic orbitals, overlap integrals, and atomic four-electron integrals for hydrogenic or Slater-type orbitals. This is an update of an earlier 2007 version.<img src="/view.aspx?si=4865/orbits.jpg" alt="Orbitals Package" align="left"/>The Orbitals package evaluates, plots and calculates atomic orbitals, overlap integrals, and atomic four-electron integrals for hydrogenic or Slater-type orbitals. This is an update of an earlier 2007 version.4865Tue, 06 Jan 2015 05:00:00 ZDavid HarringtonDavid HarringtonCalculating Gaussian Curvature Using Differential Forms
http://www.maplesoft.com/applications/view.aspx?SID=153720&ref=Feed
<p>Riemannian geometry is customarily developed by tensor methods, which is not necessarily the most computationally efficient approach. Using the language of differential forms, Elie Cartan's formulation of the Riemannian geometry can be elegantly summarized in two structural equations. Essentially, the local curvature of the manifold is a measure of how the connection varies from point to point. This Maple worksheet uses the <strong>DifferentialGeometry</strong> package to solves three problems in Harley Flanders' book on differential forms to demonstrate the implementation of Cartan's method. </p><img src="/view.aspx?si=153720/c119c404932805fdc4af274016b48a13.gif" alt="Calculating Gaussian Curvature Using Differential Forms" align="left"/><p>Riemannian geometry is customarily developed by tensor methods, which is not necessarily the most computationally efficient approach. Using the language of differential forms, Elie Cartan's formulation of the Riemannian geometry can be elegantly summarized in two structural equations. Essentially, the local curvature of the manifold is a measure of how the connection varies from point to point. This Maple worksheet uses the <strong>DifferentialGeometry</strong> package to solves three problems in Harley Flanders' book on differential forms to demonstrate the implementation of Cartan's method. </p>153720Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:00:00 ZDr. Frank WangDr. Frank WangHollywood Math 2
http://www.maplesoft.com/applications/view.aspx?SID=153681&ref=Feed
<p>Over the years, Hollywood has entertained us with many mathematical moments in film and television, often in unexpected places. In this application, you’ll find several examples of Hollywood Math, including Fermat’s Last Theorem and <em>The Simpsons</em>, the Monty Hall problem in <em>21</em>, and a discussion of just how long that runway actually was in <em>The Fast and the Furious</em>. These examples are also presented in <a href="/webinars/recorded/featured.aspx?id=782">Hollywood Math 2: The Recorded Webinar</a>.</p>
<p>For even more examples, see <a href="/applications/view.aspx?SID=6611">Hollywood Math: The Original Episode</a>.</p><img src="/view.aspx?si=153681/HollywoodMath2.jpg" alt="Hollywood Math 2" align="left"/><p>Over the years, Hollywood has entertained us with many mathematical moments in film and television, often in unexpected places. In this application, you’ll find several examples of Hollywood Math, including Fermat’s Last Theorem and <em>The Simpsons</em>, the Monty Hall problem in <em>21</em>, and a discussion of just how long that runway actually was in <em>The Fast and the Furious</em>. These examples are also presented in <a href="/webinars/recorded/featured.aspx?id=782">Hollywood Math 2: The Recorded Webinar</a>.</p>
<p>For even more examples, see <a href="/applications/view.aspx?SID=6611">Hollywood Math: The Original Episode</a>.</p>153681Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 ZMaplesoftMaplesoftEconomic Pipe Sizer for Process Plants
http://www.maplesoft.com/applications/view.aspx?SID=153659&ref=Feed
<p>Pipework is a large part of the cost of a process plant. Plant designers need to minimize the total cost of this pipework across the lifetime of the plant. The total overall cost is a combination of individual costs related to the:</p>
<ul>
<li>pipe material,</li>
<li>installation, </li>
<li>maintenance, </li>
<li>depreciation, </li>
<li>energy costs for pumping, </li>
<li>liquid parameters, </li>
<li>required flowrate,</li>
<li>pumping efficiencies,</li>
<li>taxes,</li>
<li>and more.</li>
</ul>
<p>The total cost is not a simple linear sum of the individual costs; a more complex relationship is needed.</p>
<p>This application uses the approach described in [1] to find the pipe diameter that minimizes the total lifetime cost. The method involves the iterative solution of an empirical equation using <a href="/support/help/Maple/view.aspx?path=fsolve">Maple’s fsolve function</a> (the code for the application is in the Startup code region).</p>
<p>Users can choose the pipe material (carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum or brass), and specify the desired fluid flowrate, fluid viscosity and density. The application then solves the empirical equation (using Maple’s fsolve() function) and returns the economically optimal pipe diameter.</p>
<p>Bear in mind that the empirical parameters used in the application vary as economic conditions change. Those used in this application are correct for 1998 and 2008.</p>
<p><em>[1]: "Updating the Rules for Pipe Sizing", Durand et al., Chemical Engineering, January 2010</em></p><img src="/applications/images/app_image_blank_lg.jpg" alt="Economic Pipe Sizer for Process Plants" align="left"/><p>Pipework is a large part of the cost of a process plant. Plant designers need to minimize the total cost of this pipework across the lifetime of the plant. The total overall cost is a combination of individual costs related to the:</p>
<ul>
<li>pipe material,</li>
<li>installation, </li>
<li>maintenance, </li>
<li>depreciation, </li>
<li>energy costs for pumping, </li>
<li>liquid parameters, </li>
<li>required flowrate,</li>
<li>pumping efficiencies,</li>
<li>taxes,</li>
<li>and more.</li>
</ul>
<p>The total cost is not a simple linear sum of the individual costs; a more complex relationship is needed.</p>
<p>This application uses the approach described in [1] to find the pipe diameter that minimizes the total lifetime cost. The method involves the iterative solution of an empirical equation using <a href="/support/help/Maple/view.aspx?path=fsolve">Maple’s fsolve function</a> (the code for the application is in the Startup code region).</p>
<p>Users can choose the pipe material (carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum or brass), and specify the desired fluid flowrate, fluid viscosity and density. The application then solves the empirical equation (using Maple’s fsolve() function) and returns the economically optimal pipe diameter.</p>
<p>Bear in mind that the empirical parameters used in the application vary as economic conditions change. Those used in this application are correct for 1998 and 2008.</p>
<p><em>[1]: "Updating the Rules for Pipe Sizing", Durand et al., Chemical Engineering, January 2010</em></p>153659Fri, 15 Aug 2014 04:00:00 ZSamir KhanSamir KhanGuia de estudio para integrales dobles
http://www.maplesoft.com/applications/view.aspx?SID=153595&ref=Feed
<p>Esta guía de estudio tiene como objetivo aprovechar las capacidades de Maple para generar gráficas interactivas y lograr con ellas que el estudiante comprenda el problema geométrico que da origen a la integral doble, la interpretación geométrica de una integral doble cuando el integrando es positivo, y la interpretación geométrica del cálculo de integrales iteradas en una integral doble.</p><img src="/view.aspx?si=153595/Preview_figure.png" alt="Guia de estudio para integrales dobles" align="left"/><p>Esta guía de estudio tiene como objetivo aprovechar las capacidades de Maple para generar gráficas interactivas y lograr con ellas que el estudiante comprenda el problema geométrico que da origen a la integral doble, la interpretación geométrica de una integral doble cuando el integrando es positivo, y la interpretación geométrica del cálculo de integrales iteradas en una integral doble.</p>153595Tue, 03 Jun 2014 04:00:00 ZDr. Ranferi GutierrezDr. Ranferi GutierrezWelded Beam Design Optimization
http://www.maplesoft.com/applications/view.aspx?SID=153592&ref=Feed
<p>A rigid member is welded onto a beam, with a load applied to the end of the member. The total cost of production is equal to the labor costs (a function of the weld dimensions) plus the cost of the weld and beam material.</p>
<p>The design of the beam is optimized to minimize the production costs by varying the weld and member dimensions.</p>
<p>The constraints include limits on the shear stress, bending stress, buckling load and end deflection, and several size constraints.</p>
<p>The application uses Maple’s non-linear optimizers</p><img src="/view.aspx?si=153592/0621a9aba622112f66506495e21f68d9.gif" alt="Welded Beam Design Optimization" align="left"/><p>A rigid member is welded onto a beam, with a load applied to the end of the member. The total cost of production is equal to the labor costs (a function of the weld dimensions) plus the cost of the weld and beam material.</p>
<p>The design of the beam is optimized to minimize the production costs by varying the weld and member dimensions.</p>
<p>The constraints include limits on the shear stress, bending stress, buckling load and end deflection, and several size constraints.</p>
<p>The application uses Maple’s non-linear optimizers</p>153592Fri, 30 May 2014 04:00:00 ZSamir KhanSamir KhanSpectogram Examples
http://www.maplesoft.com/applications/view.aspx?SID=153571&ref=Feed
<p>A spectrogram illustrates how the constituent frequencies of a signal vary over time. This application generates the spectrogram of several audio files, including a</p>
<ul>
<li>DTMS tone,</li>
<li>human voice saying “MapleSim”, </li>
<li>violin note played with vibrato, and an entire violin scale,</li>
<li>C8 piano note,</li>
<li>series of dolphin clicks,</li>
<li>and more.</li>
</ul>
<p>Interestingly, some electronic musicians hide images in their music; you can only view these images with a spectrogram of the appropriate part of the audio. This includes the track “My Violent Heart” by the Nine Inch Nails; you can view this spectrogram in this application.</p>
<p>The Spectrogram() function was introduced in Maple 18, and also lets you plot the waveform and power spectrum. You can also control the precise color grading, and range of colors used to represent the strength of the frequency contents.</p><img src="/view.aspx?si=153571/spectograms.png" alt="Spectogram Examples" align="left"/><p>A spectrogram illustrates how the constituent frequencies of a signal vary over time. This application generates the spectrogram of several audio files, including a</p>
<ul>
<li>DTMS tone,</li>
<li>human voice saying “MapleSim”, </li>
<li>violin note played with vibrato, and an entire violin scale,</li>
<li>C8 piano note,</li>
<li>series of dolphin clicks,</li>
<li>and more.</li>
</ul>
<p>Interestingly, some electronic musicians hide images in their music; you can only view these images with a spectrogram of the appropriate part of the audio. This includes the track “My Violent Heart” by the Nine Inch Nails; you can view this spectrogram in this application.</p>
<p>The Spectrogram() function was introduced in Maple 18, and also lets you plot the waveform and power spectrum. You can also control the precise color grading, and range of colors used to represent the strength of the frequency contents.</p>153571Wed, 07 May 2014 04:00:00 ZSamir KhanSamir KhanTuned Mass-Spring-Damper Design
http://www.maplesoft.com/applications/view.aspx?SID=153572&ref=Feed
<p>A mass-spring-damper is disturbed by a force that resonates at the natural frequency of the system.</p>
<p>This application calculates the optimum spring and damping constant of a parasitic tuned-mass damper that the minimizes the vibration of the system.</p>
<p>The vibration of system with and without the tuned mass-spring-damper is viewed as a frequency response, time-domain simulation and power spectrum.</p><img src="/view.aspx?si=153572/cdf00085048c6b59e75db56bb6c0210b.gif" alt="Tuned Mass-Spring-Damper Design" align="left"/><p>A mass-spring-damper is disturbed by a force that resonates at the natural frequency of the system.</p>
<p>This application calculates the optimum spring and damping constant of a parasitic tuned-mass damper that the minimizes the vibration of the system.</p>
<p>The vibration of system with and without the tuned mass-spring-damper is viewed as a frequency response, time-domain simulation and power spectrum.</p>153572Wed, 07 May 2014 04:00:00 ZSamir KhanSamir KhanOptimizing the Design of a Fuel Pod with NX and Maple
http://www.maplesoft.com/applications/view.aspx?SID=153573&ref=Feed
<p>A manufacturer has designed a fuel pod in NX. The fuel pod has a hemispherical and conical end, and a cylindrical mid-section. To minimize material costs, the manufacturer wants to minimize the surface area of the fuel pod while maintaining the existing volume.</p>
<p>This application:</p>
<ul>
<li>pulls the current dimensions of the fuel pod (radius of the hemispherical end, length of the cylindrical midsection, and height of the conical end) from the NX CAD model, </li>
<li>calculates the current volume of the fuel pod,</li>
<li>optimizes the dimensions to minimize the surface area while maintaining the existing volume,</li>
<li>and pushes the optimized dimensions back into the NX CAD model.</li>
</ul>
<p>NOTE: To use this application, you must</p>
<ul>
<li>have a supported version of NX installed, </li>
<li>load canisterOptimization.prt in NX (this is the CAD model of the fuel pod),</li>
<li>ensure the NX-Maple link works correctly.</li>
</ul><img src="/view.aspx?si=153573/fuelpod.jpg" alt="Optimizing the Design of a Fuel Pod with NX and Maple" align="left"/><p>A manufacturer has designed a fuel pod in NX. The fuel pod has a hemispherical and conical end, and a cylindrical mid-section. To minimize material costs, the manufacturer wants to minimize the surface area of the fuel pod while maintaining the existing volume.</p>
<p>This application:</p>
<ul>
<li>pulls the current dimensions of the fuel pod (radius of the hemispherical end, length of the cylindrical midsection, and height of the conical end) from the NX CAD model, </li>
<li>calculates the current volume of the fuel pod,</li>
<li>optimizes the dimensions to minimize the surface area while maintaining the existing volume,</li>
<li>and pushes the optimized dimensions back into the NX CAD model.</li>
</ul>
<p>NOTE: To use this application, you must</p>
<ul>
<li>have a supported version of NX installed, </li>
<li>load canisterOptimization.prt in NX (this is the CAD model of the fuel pod),</li>
<li>ensure the NX-Maple link works correctly.</li>
</ul>153573Wed, 07 May 2014 04:00:00 ZSamir KhanSamir KhanHopalong Attractor
http://www.maplesoft.com/applications/view.aspx?SID=153557&ref=Feed
<p>Hopalong attractors are fractals, introduced by Barry Martin of Aston University in Birmingham, England. This application allows you to explore the Hopalong by varying the parameters, the number of iterations, the iterates' symbol size, and the background color choice. You can also change the starting values of each of the three orbits by dragging the cross symbols appearing in the plot. Full details on how this application was created using the Explore command with a user-defined module are included.</p><img src="/view.aspx?si=153557/95fa944692de1fb724cb7e758e6c56e5.gif" alt="Hopalong Attractor" align="left"/><p>Hopalong attractors are fractals, introduced by Barry Martin of Aston University in Birmingham, England. This application allows you to explore the Hopalong by varying the parameters, the number of iterations, the iterates' symbol size, and the background color choice. You can also change the starting values of each of the three orbits by dragging the cross symbols appearing in the plot. Full details on how this application was created using the Explore command with a user-defined module are included.</p>153557Mon, 28 Apr 2014 04:00:00 ZDave LinderDave LinderAutomatic Speech Segmentation
http://www.maplesoft.com/applications/view.aspx?SID=153553&ref=Feed
<p>This worksheet demonstrates the use of the Forward-Backward Divergence model (FBD) in Automatic Speech Segmentation, and how it detects discontinuities in the voice signal. It illustrates in the example below how it is possible to enlarge some segments of the speech (vowels enlargement for instance). To realize this result, it is possible to visually and acoustically perceive the stationary segments of the speech signal.</p><img src="/view.aspx?si=153553/speech.png" alt="Automatic Speech Segmentation" align="left"/><p>This worksheet demonstrates the use of the Forward-Backward Divergence model (FBD) in Automatic Speech Segmentation, and how it detects discontinuities in the voice signal. It illustrates in the example below how it is possible to enlarge some segments of the speech (vowels enlargement for instance). To realize this result, it is possible to visually and acoustically perceive the stationary segments of the speech signal.</p>153553Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:00:00 ZJocelyn MagneJocelyn MagneDownloading Stock Prices and Plotting Returns Distributions
http://www.maplesoft.com/applications/view.aspx?SID=153539&ref=Feed
<p>This application:</p>
<ul>
<li>downloads historical stock prices from Yahoo Finance,</li>
<li>calculates the returns,</li>
<li>plots the distribution of the returns in a histogram,</li>
<li>and overlays a normal distribution with the same mean and standard deviation as the historical data.</li>
<li>The application uses Maple 18's improved Internet connectivity; you can now download data from a URL straight into a matrix using <span ><a href="http://www.maplesoft.com/support/help/Maple/view.aspx?path=ImportMatrix">ImportMatrix()</a></span>.</li>
</ul><img src="/view.aspx?si=153539/stockreturns.png" alt="Downloading Stock Prices and Plotting Returns Distributions" align="left"/><p>This application:</p>
<ul>
<li>downloads historical stock prices from Yahoo Finance,</li>
<li>calculates the returns,</li>
<li>plots the distribution of the returns in a histogram,</li>
<li>and overlays a normal distribution with the same mean and standard deviation as the historical data.</li>
<li>The application uses Maple 18's improved Internet connectivity; you can now download data from a URL straight into a matrix using <span ><a href="http://www.maplesoft.com/support/help/Maple/view.aspx?path=ImportMatrix">ImportMatrix()</a></span>.</li>
</ul>153539Thu, 03 Apr 2014 04:00:00 ZSamir KhanSamir Khan