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Newsletter for March 2008

This month’s issue highlights the new E-Symposium Series where Industry experts share their experiences and expertise on new developments in engineering and mathematics.  In addition, read and download the latest additions to the Maplesoft Application Center such as, Model-Based Design to Real-Time Control of a Single Rotary Inverted-Pendulum and 3D Spline Interpolation.

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News & Announcements

Interact with leading professionals with Maplesoft’s new e-Symposium Series
During these live online seminars you’ll have an opportunity to listen to and interact with industry leading professionals from some of the most prominent organizations in the world. Throughout the series these industry experts will share their experiences and expertise on a variety of topics. Enroll in these webinars and get valuable information about important new developments in the field of engineering and mathematics.

Upcoming e-Symposium:
Physics-Based Plant Modeling for Automotive Control Design

Dr. Ken Butts
Thursday, April 3, 2008
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Advanced Research Techniques in Mechatronics: Vehicle Dynamic Modeling in Steer-By-Wire Systems
Dr. Venkat Krovi
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
12:00 PM – 1:00 pm EDT



Application Center Highlights
Model-Based Design to Real-Time Control of a Single Rotary Inverted-Pendulum
Author: Mr. Ang Kok Seong
This application shows the process of modeling to real-time control of a single rotary inverted-pendulum. It includes the usage of DynaFlexPro for modeling stage and the use of the Taylor Approximation command for linearization of nonlinear equations. More analysis commands are applied and use of BlockBuilder is maintained. Interactive buttons are also created.

3D Spline Interpolation
Author: Mr. Andreas Schramm
This application gives an example of how to use the Maple spline function to create a 3 dimensional spline surface and a function R^2->R, based on discrete values given with respect to their axes in a matrix with the first row containing the x-values and the first column containing the y-values.

Probabilistic Characteristics for the Transforms of the Gaussian Random Variables
Author: Prof. Marcin M Kaminski

Asinchronous Sines Functions
Author: Prof. Dante E Wojtiuk

Beam on an Elastic Foundation
Author: Prof. Josef Betten

Maple Expressions to LaTeX Converter
Author: Mr. John Fredsted

Billiard Ball Dynamics
Author: Dr. Ahmed C Baroudy
A Symmetric-Key Block Cipher Generating Cryptograms Containing Characters Belonging to the Definite Set
Author: Prof. Czeslaw Koscielny

Stopping Patterns in Random Sequences
Author: Mr. Roland Engdahl

CHRISTOFFEL Symbols
Author: Prof. Josef Betten



Maplesoft Webinar Series
e-Symposium:
Physics-Based Plant Modeling for Automotive Control Design
Thursday, April 3, 2008: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

In this web seminar, Dr Ken Butts of the Toyota Technical Center, USA will present some of the physical modeling challenges facing the company and its vision for the future development of Rapid Plant Modeling methodologies based on symbolic computation.
   
Introduction to Maple 11
March 13, 2008: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

In this one-hour demonstration and Q & A forum, you will learn about Maple 11’s:
• new smart-document user interface
• enhanced mathematical power
• increased connectivity to other tools

e-Symposium: Advanced Research Techniques in Mechatronics: Vehicle Dynamic Modeling in Steer-by-Wire Systems
March 18, 2008: 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM EDT

This Webinar will present the work of Dr. Venkat Krovi and his innovative application of new design software tools to accelerate the model development process and simultaneously increase model fidelity.


For further details or to enroll in a Webinar please click here.

Missed a Webinar? Check out our recorded Webinar section where you can browse and view recordings of past Webinars.




Maplesoft in the Press
Here are some highlights of this past month's press coverage.

Let’s Get Physical
Engineering and Technology
Maplesoft's Paul Goossens reveals Maplesoft's perspective on the new trend in Physical Modeling and how it has become an essential part of the automotive design process
.

Toyota Moves Model-Based Design Forward
Automotive Engineer
In an interview with Automotive Engineer, Maplesoft CEO talks about the Maplesoft-Toyota partnership to produce advanced physical modeling tools to help Toyota move to a new product development process
.

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

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Featured Webinar

Physics-Based Plant Modeling for Automotive Control Design
Thursday, April 3, 2008
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT


Upcoming Events
SAE 2008
April 14-17, 2008
Cobo Center, Detroit, MI

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