software will be at the heart of a new 3rd level course on Computer
Letchworth, UK; 14 February
2007; In a significant academic deal, Maple™ mathematical
software has been adopted by the UK's Open University for their
upcoming 3rd level course entitled Computer Algebra: Chaos
and Simulations, which is set to start in 2008. Academic
staff at the university will be using the software in the design
and development of the course.
The agreement, signed with Adept Scientific plc (Letchworth, Herts.)
who are Maplesoft's™ partners and distributors in the United
Kingdom, is for an initial quantity of up to 2400 copies of the
software, with additional licences available on agreed terms.
Elaine Bragg, Commercial Director at Adept Scientific states,
"As the software that defined computer algebra, Maple is
the ideal choice for this exciting new course and we really appreciate
the confidence and commitment that the Open University has shown.
We look forward to working with them to support their investment
in Maple for many years to come."
For more than 20 years, Maple has been widely acknowledged as
the most advanced software system for learning and applying mathematics.
Today its legendary symbolic engine is combined with powerful
numeric solvers, robust programming tools, and an intuitive, interactive,
document-centred interface. Easier to use and more affordable
than many graphing calculators, Maple provides powerful tools
for solving mathematical problems in calculus, algebra, physics,
differential equations, and more. As a unique feature of Maple,
rich, executable technical documents capture the knowledge and
thinking behind each solution.
Maple also incorporates many features and resources to help students
explore, understand, and apply mathematics. A broad range of tools
provide tutors and course leaders with more control over the management
of course work and assignments, ensuring that students focus on
the concepts and not just the mechanics of the material. Whether
solving equations, manipulating matrices, or using Maple's outstanding
graphic and animation tools to model and visualise, students benefit
from Maple's ability to display all the required steps and the
thinking behind the math problems they are facing
Running on Windows®, Macintosh®, Linux®, and UNIX®
platforms, Maple has been adopted as the mathematics software
of choice by leading universities all over the world. It is also
widely used in engineering- and science-based industries and research
organisations, giving a distinct career advantage to graduates
of institutions that use Maple in their teaching.
Products are available from Maplesoft’s International Partner:
Adept Scientific plc
Amor Way, Letchworth, Hertfordshire
Tel: +44 1462 480055
About The Open University
The Open University is UK's largest university and is ranked in
the top five of all UK universities for teaching quality, according
to the Sunday Times University Guide 2006. It is a distance learning
university founded to bring higher education to people who are
unable to study at a conventional university. Focused on part-time
higher education, it offers supported open learning materials
for undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in many subjects.
Maplesoft is the leading provider of high-performance software
tools for engineering, science, and mathematics. Our product suite
reflects our philosophy - given great tools, people can do great
things. Maplesoft has transformed the way researchers, mathematicians,
educators, and students use math, enabling them to work better,
faster, and smarter.
Over 90% of advanced research institutions and universities worldwide,
including MIT, Stanford, Oxford, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
and the U.S. Department of Energy, have adopted Maplesoft solutions
to enhance their education and research activities.
Maplesoft offers powerful and easy-to-use tools that save time
and reduce errors.
- Maple solves complex mathematical problems and
creates rich technical documents
- Maple T.A.™ is a system for creating Web-based
tests, assignments, and exercises
- Maplesoft-MAA Placement Test Suite is a Web-based
placement testing system
- Maple Toolbox for MATLAB® combines the best
in symbolic and numeric computation to develop mathematical
- BlockBuilder™ for Simulink® is a First
Principles physical modeling environment that offers automated
export to Simulink
- MapleNet™ allows users to publish live
Maple documents on the Web
- Maple e-books and study guides are electronic
versions of math textbooks designed to assist students, using
visualization, practice, and theory
We believe that if you touch math, you need Maple.
to learn more.
About Adept Scientific
Maplesoft's products are supplied and supported in the UK, Ireland,
Scandinavia, and Finland by Adept Scientific. With offices in
the UK, USA, Germany, and throughout the Nordic region, Adept
Scientific is one of the world's leading suppliers of software
and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering, and
technical applications on desktop computers.