The Maple Reporter - Academic
Maple T.A. 7 Now Available
  Maple T.A.™ 7 and the Maple T.A. MAA® Placement Test Suite 7 provide new options for analyzing grades and gaining a deep understanding of how students are performing.  

The new analysis capabilities in Maple T.A. 7 include tools that let instructors view all responses to a single question at once to look for patterns, track progress towards the final grade based on an instructor-defined grading scheme, and incorporate and analyze results from external assignments. Maple T.A. 7 also introduces new palettes that make it easy for students to enter integrals, derivatives, and matrices in natural mathematical notation, which allows instructors to offer a wide variety of questions even to students who are not comfortable with commands and syntax.


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Newsletter for January 2011
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Professional Reporter

Dr. Amir Khajepour
President AEMK Systems;  Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterlo; and Canada Research Chair in Mechatronic Vehicle Systems
Dr. Tom Lee
Vice President Applications Engineering and Chief Evangelist, Maplesoft


Thursday, Jan 27, 2011, 2:00 PM ET
This webinar presents techniques and applications for rapidly developing computationally optimized models for HIL simulation of high-fidelity physical plant models. Using symbolic computation techniques, multibody models can be effectively preprocessed to select optimal coordinate frames, eliminate redundant calculations, simplify algebraic constraints, and generate computationally minimal code for real-time deployment. Applications in robotics, including space and industrial robotics, will be presented.

To register for this webinar, click here.

Application Center Media Center
Elastic-Plastic Transition
Author: Prof. Josef Betten

This worksheet is concerned with the generalization of nonlinear material laws found in experiments to multi-axial states of stress. For engineering applications, it is very important to generalize uni-axial relations to tensorial constitutive equations valid for multi-axial states of stress.
Optimal Stopping - Take Two
Author: Marcus Davidsson

This application will discuss optimal stopping both when we maximize the expected value recursively and when we maximize the probability of success i.e. the secretary problem.

Classroom Tips and Techniques
Classroom Tips and Techniques:
Partial Derivatives by Subscripting

Author: Dr. Robert Lopez

As output, MMaple can display the partial derivative ∂/∂x f(x,y) as fx; that is, subscript notation can be used to display partial derivatives, and it can be done with two completely different mechanisms. This article describes these two techniques, and then investigates the extent to which partial derivatives can be calculated by subscript notation.
See the Maplesoft website for more Tips & Techniques.

Maplesoft Webinar Series

register MapleSim-Schulung 1: Eine Führung durch die Grundlagen von MapleSim
  Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 9:00 am ET (15h00 CEST).

register Getting Started with Maple 14 Academic for Evaluators
  Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 2:00 pm ET

register Présentation de MapleSim 4.5
  Thursday, January 27th, 2011 8:00 am ET (14h00 CEST).
register Maple 14 Academic Training
  Friday, February 4th, 2011 2:00 pm ET
register Transmission Modeling with MapleSim
  Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 2:00 pm ET

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Maplesoft Books
Dynamical Systems with Applications using Maple
Author: Stephen Lynch
Differential Equations: Theory and Applications,
Second Edition

Author: David Betounes
New Versions of Maplesoft's Testing and Assessment Tools Provide Greater Insight into Student Performance
Yahoo!, January 6, 2011

Extract: "Maplesoft™, a leader in software products for technical education and research, announced today at the 2011 Joint Mathematics Meetings the release of new versions of its popular testing and assessment tools. Version 7 of Maple T.A.™ and the Maple T.A. MAA® Placement Test Suite provide new options for analyzing grades and gaining a deep understanding of how students are performing."

DeltaBot High-Speed Robot Uses Cables to Reduce Moving Inertia
Scientific Computing, December 15, 2010

Extract: “Amir Khajepour did not realize how much industry demand there would be for his robot when he first began to design it. The original design was done as part of an advanced research project involving high-speed robots, conducted at the University of Waterloo (UW), and used Maple to develop key elements of the design. Following the completion of the DeltaBot, a robot based on an innovative cable-actuated delta-style design, Khajepour received a surprising number of requests from industry for its use. Based on this commercial demand Khajepour established AEMK Systems (, a company specializing in the design and distribution of high-speed, cable and vision-based robotics systems for use in a variety of industrial applications.”

In addition to these articles, check out the Media Center for all the latest coverage on Maplesoft.


Maplesoft Blog Posts
Find out what's happening at the heart of Maplesoft, and provide your comments and feedback to the Maplesoft experts.
Introduction to External Calling
By Darin Ohashi

I've had a few request to provide some more information on External Calling, so I thought I would make a few posts about it. Read more

Modeling a Double Pipe Heat Exchanger with MapleSim
By Samir Khan

A prospective customer recently asked if we had a MapleSim model of a double pipe heat exchanger. Read more
See all Maplesoft blog posts, click here.

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