the February 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 two new products. The
first is the new Maplesoft-MAA Placement Test Suite, developed
in partnership with the MAA to deliver online placement
tests.”.. The second is Structural Mechanics for Maple,
an add-on package to Maple 10 which allows the calculation of
statics and dynamics of spatial beam structures including discrete
masses and inertias in points, springs and dampers. In addition,
check out recent news on the Adoption Program, Seminars and Tip & Techniques.
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
News & Announcements
Test Suite Now Available
Developed in partnership with the
Mathematical Association of America (MAA),
the largest professional society that focuses
on undergraduate mathematics, the Placement
Test Suite dramatically enhances colleges’ and
universities’ ability to assess students’ knowledge
of math. The new product replaces the MAA’s
paper-based placement tests, which have been
used by hundreds of institutions across North
America since 1977. The new tests are delivered
by a powerful Web-based system, automatically
assessing student responses and performance.
Structural Mechanics™ for Maple™
|Structural Mechanics™ for
Maple™ is a collection of procedures which
gives engineers and scientists familiar with
the theory of Structural
Mechanics and the Finite Element Method, a new
approach to the calculation of statics and dynamics
of spatial beam structures including discrete
masses and inertias in points, springs and dampers.
This package can be used for solving modern and
classical problems and creating graphical representations
of their solutions.
Solutions Inc. Releases New Version of Product
to be Compatible with Maple
VisSim™ provides a seamless connection to the Maple symbolic computation
system in its new release, Professional VisSim 6. The new Maple interface blocks
communicate with Maple. These blocks allow the reading and writing of scalar
and matrix data to the Maple workspace, as well as execution of Maple scripts,
which means you can manipulate data in a symbolic or algebraic manner, and display
it in dynamic 3-dimensional plots. This brings a fast smooth interface between
VisSim and Maple.
Chance to Take the Engineering and Scientific Calculation Tool Survey!
Maplesoft’s first-ever international Engineering
and Scientific Calculation Tool survey will be concluded
this week. Results will be tallied and distributed to
those who participated. Take the survey now http://www.maplesoft.com/engsurvey.aspx and
be automatically entered to win an iPod Nano.
Conference 2006 - Important Dates
February 28, 2006: Intent to submit a paper. Send a note to the Contributed
Program Chair indicating your intent to submit a paper. You should include tentative
title and a brief paragraph describing the topic.
- March 17, 2006: Submission deadline
for full paper
- April 24, 2006 : Acceptance
For more details, visit http://www.maplesoft.com/mc06.
Engineering Mathematics with Maple is a finalist for
Desktop Engineering's 2005 Readers' Choice Product
of the Year Award.
Unlike so many awards handed out by trade magazines, this is truly
a people’s choice award. The winner will be
announced this March at the National
Manufacturing Week trade show
in Chicago. The winner will also be announced online and in the May
issue of Desktop Engineering magazine. Click
here to vote.
Purchase a single user license of
Maple 10 Professional and receive a FREE online training session.
Special training offers also available for multi-user purchases.
Contact Maplesoft for
* Offer expires March 31, 2006. Valid in United States and Canada
Tips & Techniques
Adoption Program: Enrollment Successes Continues
Adoption Program is thriving as we continue
to find new ways to engage faculty
members and students. Read
Complete program information
and electronic registration can be found at www.maplesoft.com/adoption.
|Maplesoft in the Press
continues to receive much press. Recently there has
been coverage in the Associated Press, CNN, Desktop
Engineering and 2Math.The following editorial by
Jim Cooper was featured in the Desktop Engineering:
Desktop Engineering, February 2006
Number of Students Threaten Our Technology Leadership
“The long-term solution for this dilemma is
a drastic improvement of the image of technology
in North America
to convince more of our best and brightest students
to enter the technical fields. In an open market,
however, it’s not clear how to do this. Even
if our younger generation recognizes the importance
of technology in building a better future, it could
take many years to compensate for the smaller numbers
of graduating engineers and scientists”.
In addition to this article, check out the Reviews & Press area
for all the latest on Maplesoft.
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 online community of Maple users is a great place
to find tips on how to do your work in Maple. On
MaplePrimes, you can find information on Curve
working in Document Mode; and making use of Code
Generation. If the information that you need is not
on the site yet, you can ask a question in the forums.
There are many users on MaplePrimes who are more
than willing to help you. Check out MaplePrimes today
and see how it can help you with your work.
Maplesoft offers a series of recorded downloadable demonstrations and
seminars highlighting key features and functionality of Maplesoft products. Click
here to view the available seminars.
Maplesoft is pleased to offer personal online seminars. These seminars
assist users in learning new techniques to increase their effectiveness
with Maplesoft products. Contact
Maplesoft today to schedule your seminar.
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