the May 2006 Issue of the Maple Reporter e-newsletter! We
aim to keep you up-to-date on 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 launch of the
Introduction to Derivative Securities e-book, powered by Maple.
This e-book brings derivative pricing theory to life with live
Maple computations. We’ve also launched
the Maplesoft Podcast series - MapleCast. Featuring insight and
commentary from renowned industry experts,
listen to the first episode today! Also, check out this month’s
Tips & Techniques as well as the latest news about the Maple
Conference, and more.
We hope you find this month’s issue an enjoyable and informative
read. We have many more exciting developments in the works at
Maplesoft and we look forward to sharing them with you in the
MapleCast - MapleCast is a biweekly program
that takes you inside Maple and around the global mathematics
scene. From the latest news to interviews with experts, MapleCast
offers a lively and informative look into the modern world
of mathematics, computing, and of course, Maple. The first
episode, “In the Beginning,” features an interview
with Dr. Keith Geddes, a pioneer in mathematical computation
and the inventor of the Maple system, as well as company
and industry news coverage and a product segment on the new
Maple 10 interface with Maple expert Eithne Murray.
here to download Episode 1.
to Derivative Securities: An Interactive E-Book, Powered
by Maple -
Derivatives pricing theory comes alive in this interactive
e-book powered by Maple. Readers can run live Maple
computations, graphics, and point-and-click Maplet
applications under a wide variety of payoffs and
conditions. Readers can experiment with interactive
using the book and its solutions manual as a tutorial
for solving problems of increasing complexity.
With clear explanations and rich illustrations, the
teaches core theoretical concepts so often hidden
behind difficult terms and institutional details.
for Simulink Seminar Materials Available for Download. -
Last month we told you about the latest product from
Maplesoft, BlockBuilder for Simulink. We have seen
much success with its recent launch. Dr. Richard
Gran, Member of the Digital Flight Control System
design team for the Apollo Lunar Module said, "Preparing
system models by hand for use in Simulink can be
laborious and error-prone, often taking up to 80%
of the project time. With BlockBuilder for Simulink,
projects that would have taken days to complete are
turned around in a matter of hours." The entire
recorded Modeling and Simulation seminar, along with
all the presentation slides, are
now available for download.
A Survival Kit for Calculus Students -
What if you could automatically solve some of the most
difficult problems in calculus ... like limits or integration?
What if you had a whole range of special learning tools
that help you visualize key concepts? What if you had
lots of examples to help you make sense of all? And what
if all of this was available in convenient, powerful
software that's less expensive than most textbooks? The
Maple 10 Calculus Kit was designed to help you succeed
in calculus. Combining four of the most popular software
packages, Maple 10 Student Edition, the Precalculus and
Calculus Study Guides, and Maplets for Calculus, you
get a huge
of tools to help you work through your homework and improve
Webcast with National Instruments: Platforms for Advanced Algorithm
Development and Verification, Tuesday
May 10th, 2006, 1:00p.m. CDT Are you
looking for ways to design algorithms more efficiently? This Webcast
will show how powerful mathematical tools
like Maple and LabVIEW can increase your productivity
when designing algorithms for aerospace, automotive,
electronics, and life sciences applications. Register
and Calculus Study Guides - The Calculus Study
Guide has been enhanced to include over 100 Maple-graded questions using
the Maple T.A. Integration feature of Maple 10. Students can now
test their understanding of each lesson by answering randomly generated
questions related to the topic. Questions allow free-form entry of
responses, and provide instant feedback and hints.
Study Guide has been updated to take advantage of the Maple
10 document features. The appearance of this study guide has been
improved layout of tables and figures, and the increased use of
of the Adoption Program has been overwhelming! Many faculty
and students have been participating in the program for over
two years and there are no signs of registrations slowing
Get started today and register your summer courses today! Complete
program information and electronic registration can be found at www.maplesoft.com/adoption
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.
Tips and Techniques
|The Maple Application Center has received
the following new applications over the last month:
|Maplesoft in the Press
to receive press from many publications such as Desktop
Engineering, Scientific Computing World, and Cadalyst.
The following feature article, written by Maplesoft veteran
Dr. Tom Lee, was featured as a Desktop Engineering Web
By Dr. Tom Lee
“ Calculation is the backbone of engineering
and software products have evolved to precisely meet the
needs of the practitioner. Most of the time this is great
news. However, in some cases, overspecialization can potentially
limit design flexibility and creativity. An example I like
to point to is that of “backsolving,” which
is the inverse of the typical formula calculation. What
is inherently a slight mathematical variation of a standard
calculation problem, some software products cast as a specialized
technique requiring additional knowledge.”
Excerpt taken from, “Beyond
Backsolving”, Desktop Engineering, April 16, 2006.
In addition to this article, check out
Coverage area for all the latest coverage on Maplesoft.
23 – 26, 2006, Waterloo, Canada
|• Register for
a free, hands-on pre-conference workshop for
beginners, or for an in-depth post-conference
workshop on such topics as,
• Maple Fundamentals
Advanced Maple Usage
Maple Programming for
Maple T.A. – Placement
Tests and Beyond
T.A. – Advanced
|For more details, visit http://www.maplesoft.com/mc06.
Conference 2006 Poster Now Available
PDFs of the official conference poster. Two versions
are available: large 11x17, standard 8.5x11, and standard
A4. Post and pass on to your colleagues!
If you are publishing a
paper or writing a book related to Maple, we can help you!
Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Primes Community Site Update
The MaplePrimes online
community lets Maple enthusiasts from all
the world to share ideas and to quickly
get answers to their Maple or Maple T.A.
questions. Recent additions include the
ability to publish Maple 10 documents that
connect to MaplePrimes own MapleNet server
allowing you to easily deploy live Maple
applications online, and a new collaborative
book on power-user techniques for advanced
users. As always new users are welcome
to ask seasoned Maple users about Maple
techniques. Join us at beta.mapleprimes.com.
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