|Welcome to the
December 2006 Issue of the Maple Reporter!
The Maple Reporter provides all the latest news from Maplesoft,
with articles highlighting new products, innovative application
areas, tips and techniques, events, and much more.
This month's issue features news on the release of Atlas™
- modern differential geometry for Maple™, a MapleConnect
package which allows you to solve a variety of differential geometry
problems using a simple computational scheme. Other highlights include:
two new user case studies, and Math Matters in the Modern World
- a tour of the top twenty engineering achievements of the twentieth
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Matters in the Modern World
a tour on the Maplesoft Web site of the twenty engineering
achievements of the twentieth century that fundamentally
changed society, and the ways mathematics helps us utilize
and benefit from these great technological achievements.
User Case Studies
Towing Kite Wind Propulsion Systems powered by Maple
GmbH & Co. KG, based in Hamburg, Germany, develops,
produces, and distributes towing kite wind propulsion
systems for modern means of sea travel and transportation.
SkySails used Maple to develop its simulation software.
Maple was chosen for its symbolic computation engine,
which considerably simplifies the derivation of the
equations of motion for multi body systems. Editing
the three-dimensional mathematical models by hand was
not feasible within the company’s time frame.
Many matrix operations and derivatives needed to be
applied in order to set up the equations in three dimensions.
Indian River Community College used Maple T.A.™
for dramatic improvements in student learning
|To raise the
success level in his algebra course, Professor Asoka
Peiris, Math Department Chair at Indian River Community
College, Florida, made a commitment to himself: improve
his students’ conceptual understanding and provide
tutorial practice of math problems while accommodating
different learning styles. His strategy was to increase
the use of technology in his classroom, and he turned
to Maplesoft™. He used Maplesoft’s testing
and assessment product Maple T.A.™ to develop
online tools that enable students to diagnose their
own weaknesses in math comprehension and access practice
materials at their own convenience. The students loved
the new approach to learning and Professor Peiris saw
dramatic improvements in the class’ response.
Case Studies to read both case studies in their
Atlas package is a powerful Maple toolbox which allows you
to solve a variety of differential geometry problems using
a simple computational scheme. The computational process
is highly automated which allows you to save time by concentrating
your efforts on the problem not on the programming.
Maple Toolbox for MATLAB Product Demonstration
of the most popular demos on the Maplesoft site, this new
product demonstration illustrates the connection of Maple
and MATLAB, with examples of how you can derive solutions
in one, and manipulate them in the other. Maple’s
capabilities are also highlighted with the solution of a
higher-order differential equation and a demonstration of
its features that aid in the design and solution development
Maple 10 with a Free Demo Disk
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that make Maple 10 the ultimate productivity tool
for solving mathematical problems and creating interactive
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January 5 – 8, 2007
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Chautauqua Short Courses for College Teachers
June 6th - June 8th 2007
Pedagogy and Methodology of Using Maple in the Classroom
Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI.
here for details.
See our Events
page for other upcoming shows.
Tips and Techniques
monthly web seminars provide an excellent opportunity for
you to learn about interesting applications, new techniques,
and upcoming products. Hosted live by senior Maplesoft product
experts, these 1 hour interactive sessions offer the opportunity
to ask questions and interact with the presenter. Whether
you are a seasoned Maple user, or someone looking to find
out what Maple is all about, this seminar series will offer
an opportunity to learn something new and interesting.
||December 5th, 2006,
2:00 - 3:00 pm EST - Maplesoft-MAA
Placement Test Suite
||December 6th, 2006,
2:00 - 4:00 pm EST - Modeling
and Simulating Multibody Mechanical Systems Using DynaFlexPro
and BlockBuilder for Simulink
||December 7th, 2006,
2:00 - 3:00 pm EST - Maplesoft
Solutions for Engineering Research and Education
||December 12th, 2006,
9:00 - 10:00 am EST - Maple
Toolbox for MATLAB
||December 13th, 2006,
2:00 - 3:00 pm EST - Mathematical
||December 14th, 2006,
2:00 - 3:00 pm EST - Clickable
Calculus: Syntax-Free Maple for the Calculus Student
||December 18th, 2006,
2:00 - 3:00 pm EST - Introduction
to Maple 10
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look their best. Whether you want to round
small numbers to zero, or use your preferred Matrix
notation, MaplePrimes has the answers you are looking
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MaplePrimes. Even the most difficult questions are answered
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and see how the community can help you.
The Maple Application
Center has received the following new applications over
the last month:
Maplesoft in the Press
Here are some highlights
of this past months press coverage.
Maple-NAG Connector Seeks To Eliminate Conventional Programming
Financial Engineering News, November 2006
Janice Rosenberg of Financial Engineering
News looks at the developing relationship between Maplesoft
and NAG (Numerical Algorithms Group) and discusses the companies’
joint product, the Maple-NAG Connector.
“This fall NAG (Numerical Algorithms Group), maker
of mathematical and statistical components, and Maplesoft,
a developer of desktop mathematical software in Waterloo,
Ontario, launched the Maple-NAG Connector, an outgrowth
of the two companies’ eight-year partnership. The
product was created in a direct collaboration between the
companies’ research and development teams.”
Simulate Tire Forces
Machine Design, November 2006
“DynaFlexPro/Tire is an optional module to DynaFlexPro
for modeling and simulating dynamics of complex mechanical
multibody systems. The module lets engineers use pneumatic
tire models in simulating vehicle systems. The software
derives kinematic quantities, such as slip angle, longitudinal
slip, and inclination angle, as optimized computational
Students Brush Up on Algebra
University Business, November 2006
“Maplesoft has converted The Mathematics Survival
Kit book into an interactive electronic format, covering
115 topics from algebra to integral calculus. The text is
written in a conversational manner with 10-minute refreshers,
exercises that provide hints to achieve the correct answer,
and a "more to explore" section with hundreds
of questions and assessments students can use to reinforce
District Administration, November 2006
“The book of the same name is presented in electronic
format covering 115 topics from algebra to integral calculus.
The text is written in a conversational manner with ten-minute
refreshers, exercises that provide hints to achieve the
correct answer, and a "more to explore" section
with hundreds of questions and assessments students can
use to reinforce concepts.”
of Math Becomes Entrepreneurial Asset
The K-W Record, November 2006
The Record’s Business section carried a front page
story on the importance of math in the new economy. “Engineers
need to dig deeper into the underlying principles of their
machines. That is all done with mathematics,” said
Keith Geddes, co-founder of Maplesoft.
In addition to these articles, check out the
Center for all the latest coverage on Maplesoft.
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