ACADEMIC EDITION | April 2012 | Issue 4

Maplesoft recently announced a major new release of its flagship product, Maple. With Maple 16, Maplesoft introduces new tools and techniques in its Clickable Math™ collection, setting new standards for ease of use in mathematical software and providing new, innovative ways to explore mathematics.

In Maple 16, Drag-to-Solve™ and Smart Popups join palettes, interactive assistants, context-sensitive menus, tutors, and other Clickable Math tools that provide a point-and-click interface for solving, visualizing, and exploring mathematical problems. With Drag-to-Solve, users can solve equations step-by-step, simply by dragging individual terms. They can also explore expressions to deepen their understanding of the problem and determine the next steps in the solution. Smart Popups instantly show mathematical identities, plots, factorizations, and more for the highlighted expression, helping the user choose the next operation to perform.

The interface is only one of the many areas of Maple that were enhanced in Maple 16. Substantial improvements were made across the entire product in mathematical algorithms, visualization, programming language, engineering tools, documentation, education features, authoring tools, and more. Highlights include:

  • Important enhancements to visualization, including a smart plot view that automatically focuses on points of interest.
  • Significantly faster performance on both core Maple operations and calculations using multiple cores and multi-threading.
  • World-leading algorithms in differential equations and computational physics that are beyond the reach of any other software system.
  • Over 100 new Math Apps to provide insight into concepts from math, statistics, physics, and finance.
  • New statistical algorithms and visualizations.
  • New functionality to support programming and application development.

Check out the blog post written by Dr. Laurent Bernardin, Maplesoft's Executive Vice-President & Chief Scientist.

To learn more about all the new features in Maple 16, click here.

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Maplesoft Events
SAE 2012 World Congress
April 24th-26th
Austin, Texas
Computeralgebra-Tagung 2012
May 10th-12th
Kassel, Germany
6th International CTi Symposium and Exhibition, Innovative Automotive Transmissions and Hybrid & Electric Drives
May 22nd-23rd
Rochester, Michigan
For further details about these events, click here.

Information Sheets
Maple 16 What's New?
New Features in Maple 16
Maple 16 Academic Datasheet
Key Features in Maple 16 for Academic Users


To access all Maplesoft Information sheets, click here.


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Featured Live Webinar: Introduction to Maple 16: See What's New!
Tuesday, April 24th at 10:00am ET

Maple 16 is a major new release of Maple, the technical computing software for mathematicians, engineers, and scientists. With Maple 16, Maplesoft introduces new tools and techniques in its Clickable Math collection, setting new standards for ease of use in mathematical software and providing new, innovative ways to explore mathematics. Of course, the interface is only one of the many areas of Maple that was enhanced in Maple 16. Substantial improvements were made across the entire product, in mathematical algorithms, visualization, programming language, engineering tools, documentation, education features, authoring tools, and more. In this webinar, we’ll explore many of the new features of Maple 16.


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Live Sponsored Webinar: Educational Techniques for the Next Generation of Engineers
Tuesday, March 29th at 10:00am ET

This webinar highlights the work of three engineering educators:

1. Dr. Thomas Doyle:
Transforming the freshman ‘cornerstone’ design course through modeling and simulation.
2. Dr. Venkat Krovi:
The use of symbolic computation to enhance robotics education and control education.
3. Dr. James Andrew Smith:
The benefits of using a dynamic modeling software package in electrical engineering courses.

In this panel discussion lead by Dr. Derek Wright of Maplesoft and moderated by Mr. Mike Sanoff of ASEE, learn firsthand how advanced physical modeling and simulation technology can enrich your classroom and accelerate learning.

During this webinar, education-focused applications of MapleSim will be demonstrated. This technology differs from traditional modeling software in that it offers a richer and more relevant treatment of the underlying mathematics and physics of models. MapleSim and other such physical modeling tools have experienced rapid adoption in industry in recent years and institutions are now starting down the path to curriculum reform.


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Do you have an idea for a book on Maple or MapleSim? Let us know!

Maplesoft has an exciting program that supports authors who want to write books on Maplesoft products. Eligible authors will get free copies of our products, and we will promote the book to the Maplesoft user community across the globe. The book will be promoted also through our website, newsletters, as well as social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter. It is a great way to showcase your book and get recognised.

We would like to hear from authors who are writing books that involve Maple, MapleSim, or any of our other products. We are particularly keen to see new books on engineering topics where we don’t have many titles at this point. If you are interested in writing a book on MapleSim, do let us know. You can find more information on the Maplesoft Author Support Program page on our website.

If you have ideas and suggestions on how we can help you further, send them over to us.

We recently released a new Maplesoft Books section on our website. These pages give details on books that feature Maplesoft products. The pages highlight featured publications, and it is very easy to browse and search for books that involve Maplesoft products.

If you know of a recent book that is not in our database, please tell us about it by emailing books@maplesoft.com.

 
VIDEOS
Video: Differential Equations in Maple
  In this video, learn how Maple can solve differential equations problems no other system can handle.
BLOGS
Maple 16 is here!
  Our mission is to make powerful mathematical computations easily accessible and Maple 16 is the next big step along that road. I invite you to come along for the ride and share your experiences with us.
FEATURED APPLICATIONS
Classroom Tips and Techniques: Custom and Task Palettes
Author: Dr. Robert Lopez

Spherical Pendulum with Animation
Author: Dr. Ahmed Baroudy

Polynomial System Solving in Maple 16
Author: Maplesoft

 
MAPLESOFT WEBINAR SERIES
Live Webinars
Featured: Introduction to Maple 16: See What’s New!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 10:00 am EDT
Clickable Calculus Series - Part #4: Differential Equations
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 10:00 am EDT
Maple T.A. 8 Testing & Assessment
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm EDT
Custom Palettes, Snippets, and Task Templates
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm EDT
A Guide to Evaluating Maple 16
Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 10:00 am EDT
Recorded Webinars
Maple 16 Training for Educators and Researchers
Clickable Calculus: Differentialgleichungen, Lineare Algebra und Vektoranalysis
MAPLESOFT IN THE PRESS
Maple 16
Scientific Computing World, March 30, 2012

Maple 16 features interactive assistants, palettes, context-sensitive menus, tutors and other Clickable Math tools that provide a point-and-click interface for solving, visualising and exploring mathematical problems.
Simulation Speeds Quadricopter Designs
Design Product News, March 30, 2012
Typically, design engineers resort to making various model simplifications or compromises for the model; ultimately, this reduces the accuracy and effectiveness of the simulation process. Since MapleSim automatically derives the system equations directly from the model diagram, the Quanser engineers developed a very high fidelity model with gyroscopic effects in very little time and with little effort.
Design Apps for the Mobile Engineer
Design News, March 15, 2012
Maplesoft dipped its toe in the mobile engineering design tool waters with Maple Player for the iPad, a free version of its technical computing software that can be used for technical computing calculations.
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