The Number Factor
By Paul Goossens
"Does math matter? Of course it does. Our models, analysis, and designs all depend on sound footings in fundamental mathematics. A better question is how effectively do you harness the power of math? The reality is the effective use of mathematical techniques in real world analysis and design is inconsistent at best, haphazard at worst."
"The software system Maple, from Maplesoft, is one of the best examples of this genre of software. Systems like Maple explicitly manage math information in a way that is closer to the way people work. In addition to the raw number-crunching, they eliminate manipulation errors in formula derivations, maintain unit consistency, and let you capture the mathematics in well-documented, reusable forms."
Excerpt from "The Number Factor" in R&D Magazine, March 2005.
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