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The Maple Reporter provides all the latest news from Maplesoft, with articles highlighting new products, innovative application areas, tips and techniques, events, and much more.

This month we highlight the shipping of Maple 11.  We also feature a new demo movie and new interactive training videos. Other highlights include: a new version of PSCFunctions, a package that models curves and surfaces and for solving problems in 3-D Geometry; a new user story, tips & techniques for Maple 11, and much more.

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News & Announcements
Announcing Maple 11 Now Shipping

Maplesoft has begun shipping Maple 11. Maple 11 combines the historical power of Maple with many new and improved features like:

Smarter Documents including automatic annotations, improved 2-D plotting, enhanced numeric formatting and much more.

New and Enhanced Algorithms with better problem solving and modeling capabilities and faster execution.

Greater Connectivity to other software applications such as Excel, MATLAB and Simulink to supercharge your entire toolchain.


New Downloads:

View New Student Demo Movie

New Maple Training Videos:

Getting Started With Maple 11
Entering Math in Maple 11
Problem Solving and Plotting in Maple 11

Other Maple 11 Resources:

Maple 11 Professional Demo Movie
Maple 11 Academic Demo Movie

Introduction to Maple 11 Pre- Recorded Webinar
New Features in Maple 11 Professional
New Features in Maple 11 Academic

PSC Functions V 2.2 New Version Available
PSC Functions is a package to model curves and surfaces, and for solving problems in 3-D geometry. This new version includes new routines for: generating unified equations of splines; generating unified equations of piecewise-cubic interpolating Hermite polynomials; and converting piecewise form of a continuous function to unified formal expression. Check out the new documented examples and two new example worksheets.

User Case Studies

Rotolink

Rotalink, the producer of a wide range of miniature power transmission products, used Maple in the design and simulation of a new AC miniature motor. The use of Maple helped the company reduce time-to-market and development cost.

Dr. Nick Zorka of Lawrence Tech University experienced a transformation in the way his students approached and used math with Maple’s smart document point and click environment. “When students discovered this new environment in Maple, it felt like a fresh new technique for learning math”, he recalls. “No more the long learning cycles and having to memorize numerous syntax and commands. With the click of a mouse, Maple would present the solution in the simplest way.” Dr. Zorka is a guest faculty at the Lawrence Tech University where he teaches Advanced Computer Application courses to junior and senior engineering students.

To read these case studies or others visit the Maplesoft User Case Studies section .

Take Advantage of our Special Maple 11 offers

Save $200
on commercial upgrades. Maple 11 for just $595.00*
Save $100

on academic upgrades to Maple 11 and receive the Precalculus and Calculus Study Guides for free!

Buy Now

Offers Expire Mar. 31/07
* Applies only to Commercial upgrades from Maple 10 by
US customers.

March Webinar Highlights

Professional
Engineering Solutions with Maple 11
Thurs., March 15, 2:00pm EST

Academic
Teaching with Maple 11
Tues., March 6, 2:00pm EST

View Complete Schedule


Events

MAA-SE 2007
March 15-17, 2007
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia
Click here for details.

SAE 2007 World Congress
April 16-19, 2007
Cobo Center, Detroit, Michigan
Click here for details.

Chautauqua Short Courses for College Teachers
June 6 – 8, 2007
Pedagogy and Methodology of Using Maple in the Classroom
Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI.
Click here for details.

See our Events page for other upcoming shows.

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Product Tips & Techniques


Maple Tip & Technique: Plot Annotations and the Drawing Canvas in Maple 11
Author: Maplesoft

Classroom Tips and Techniques: Teaching Fourier Series with Maple - Part 2
Author: Robert J. Lopez, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics and Maple Fellow, Maplesoft


Register for an Upcoming Webinar

Introduction to Maple 11  Thursday March 1 – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
Wednesday March 7 – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
Tuesday March 13 – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
Thursday March 22 – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
Tuesday March 27 – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
   
Teaching with Maple 11  Tuesday March 6 – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
Tuesday March 20 – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
 
Introduction to Maple T.A. 3.0  Thursday March 8 – 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Thursday March 15 – 9:00 am – 10:00 am EST
 
Engineering Solutions with Maple 11  Thursday March 15 – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
Thursday March 29 – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
 
Mechanical Systems Modeling for Simulink  Wednesday March 14 – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
   
Maple Connectivity Tools for Simulink/MATLAB  Wednesday March 21 – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
 

For further details or to enroll in a Webinar please visit maplesoft.webex.com.

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


Maple Adoption Program

The Maple Adoption Program is designed to benefit both educators and students. This program makes it simpler for educators to incorporate the benefits of Maple into their courses and makes learning and owning Maple easier for students. Upon joining the program and registering a course, the instructor will receive their own one-year license of Maple 11 to assist them with classroom preparation. As well, students are eligible to purchase the Maple 11 Student Edition at a special low price.

Maple 11 is now available. All Maple Adoption Members with registered courses will be entitled to receive a complimentary download version of Maple 11. Please visit the Adoption Center to participate.


MaplePrimes
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MaplePrimes is a great place to get the inside scoop on everything and anything about Maplesoft products, math, or computing. There's more info on Maple 11, all sorts of great tips on effectively using Maple and even job postings. Did you know that only a quarter of Maple users will be upgrading to Windows Vista? Find out why in our latest poll.


Application Center Highlights

The Maple Application Center has received the following new applications over the last month:

Plane Reflection Caustics
Mr. Hakan Tiftikci
Chemical Equilibrium Computation
Mr. Andrey N. Nikitin
Orbitals Package
Prof. David A Harrington
Fractal Dimension and Space-Filling Curves
Prof. Mark D. Meyerson
Sn1b Primes
Prof. Czeslaw Koscielny

Using the GenDES Package to Experiment With DES-768 Encryption
Prof. Czeslaw Koscielny

Classic Curves - the Nephroid
Prof. David A Harrington
Double Pendulum
Prof. Carl Madigan

Maplesoft in the Press

Here are some highlights of this past month's press coverage. There were also several publications that covered the story about the launch of the Maple-Nag Connector including Embedded Computing Design, Automation.com, Managing Automation, HPC Wire, EngineeringTalk, Scientific Computing and Embedded Technology.

Featured Articles

Math Matters
Machine Design, February 2007

"Math matters" is a phrase our company recently adopted in an effort to raise awareness of key deficiencies in commonly used engineering software tools and methods.”

Playing Catch Up…Again
Desktop Engineering, February 2007

“As we struggle to fill spots in our engineering colleges, other countries are increasing their academic capacity to train ever-larger armies of engineers and scientists.”


Mathematical Package Helps in Circuit Design
EDA Design Line, February 2007

“Using a mathematical package to help with the evaluation of the operating characteristics of a circuit can save significant development time and increase manufacturability and yield.”

UK’s Open University Signs Agreement for 2400 Maple Licences
Mathematical software will be at the heart of a new 3rd level course on Computer Algebra

Maple mathematical software has been adopted by Open University, the UK's largest university for part-time higher education, for their upcoming 3rd level course entitled Computer Algebra: Chaos and Simulations, which is set to start in 2008. Academic staff at the university will be using the software in the design and development of the course.

New Maple 11 Computation Engine
Macnn, February 2007

“Maplesoft has begun shipping Maple 11, the latest version of its flagship software for solving complex mathematical problems and creating rich technical documents.”

Maple T.A. 3.0 is the Only System Designed Specifically for Courses Using Mathematics
eLearning News, February 2007

"Maple T.A. 3.0 features increased flexibility in content creation, an enhanced user interface, and improved grading and assessment capabilities."

A Newer Math Version
Product Design and Development, February 2007

“Upgraded software aims to reduce errors and increase analytical productivity.”

Software Tool Boosts Analytical Productivity
Control Engineering, February 2007

“Smart document environment automatically captures technical knowledge in an electronic form that seamlessly integrates calculations, explanatory test and math, graphics, images, and sound.”

Maplesoft, NAG provide tool for Designing Wind Generators
North American Wind Power, February 2007

“The tool is intended for a variety of those involved in application development, including engineers designing wind power generators.”

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

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