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Newsletter for October 2005     
Welcome to the October 2005 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 collaboration between Mu Alpha Theta, a National Mathematics Honor Society, and Maplesoft. Also, learn more about the rapid and strong adoption of Maple 10 in the academic market and details on Maplesoft expanding its distribution to China. Finally, if you are interested in a free home copy of Maple, check out details on the Maple Adoption Program.

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 future.
News & Announcements

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Maple T.A. Brings Online Testing to Mu Alpha Theta
Maplesoft is pleased to announce that we’ve partnered with Mu Alpha Theta, a National Mathematics Honor Society, in order to deliver their annual Log 1 Contest to U.S. and international high school students. Until now, the Log 1 Contest has been run with chapter sponsor teachers administering the tests by pencil and paper and mailing them back and forth with the national office. Now, using Maple T.A. software, students will access the Maple T.A. homepage, select the appropriate test for their individual level and work through 15 general-knowledge problems that have been algorithmically generated by Maple T.A. Once a student is finished, the software then grades the test and records the score, eliminating the need for the time-consuming manual exercise of marking and grading every assignment by hand.

While registrations are still being received, already nearly 2000 high school students will begin taking tests on November 7th, and testing will remain open for a period of 2 weeks. This testing cycle will again be repeated in January and March, and winners will be declared thereafter.

Combined with our recent announcement of partnering with the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), we’re pleased to see that our Maple T.A. software is becoming recognized as a tool not only for individual teachers who are interested in delivering homework, drill, practice assignments and tests online, but also by groups interested in the delivery of large-scale national testing.

For more information on Mu Alpha Theta, visit www.mualphatheta.org
For more information on Maplesoft’s running of the Log 1 Contest, contact bdavidson@maplesoft.com.

For more information on Maple T.A., visit www.maplesoft.com/products/mapleta/index.aspx.


Adoption of Maple 10 in Academic Markets Exceeds All Expectations
Maplesoft has seen a rapid and strong adoption of Maple 10 by its long time academic users. There has also been dramatic growth in the number of new academic users and participation in key academic programs. In addition to the strong acceptance of Maple 10, Maplesoft continues its commitment to the academic user base with key industry partnerships and the most flexible academic licensing options.

Maplesoft Expands Distribution to China
CCA Engineering Simulation Software will represent Maplesoft in China. Responding to the growing international demand for advanced mathematical and analytical software, CCA Engineering Simulation Software will sell Maplesoft technical productivity tools to scientists, engineers and educators.


Product Tips & Techniques

Maple 10 Tip: Efficient Numerical Linear Algebra
Author: Maplesoft


Maple Adoption Program

Would you like to own your own home copy of Maple 10 for free?

I’d like to introduce you to the Maple Adoption Program!

Maple Adoption Program PictureMaplesoft is pleased to offer the Maple Adoption Program. This program is designed to make it easier for university, college and high school instructors to fully integrate Maple into their course curriculum.

By giving you, a faculty member, a home use copy of Maple 10 this allows you to have the ultimate productivity tool for solving mathematical problems and creating interactive technical applications at your finger tips. It also allows you to prep for classes in the comfort of your own home!

As a member, you will enjoy the many benefits that are included in our Adoption kit that will be shipped directly to your home. Here are the benefits to you and your students should you choose to Adopt Maple 10.

Benefits for the Instructor:
Faculty Home Use Copy of Maple 10
• Full set of Maple 10 manuals
• Introduction to Maple 10
• Maple 10 Quick Reference Card
• Integrating Maple 10 into the Math Curriculum
• Maple Gift Pack
• Student Discounts

Benefits for the Student:
• Student Copy of Maple 10
• Two Maple 10 Manuals
• Two Study Guides
• Demo of “Clickable Calculus”
• Access to our Maple Student Centre which includes: Maple Tutorials, Maple Graphics, Help with Classes & FAQ’s
A value of $170.00 USD for only $75.00 USD

The only thing that we ask of you is that along with your online registration form you attach your course syllabus or provide a link to your course page that states that you will be either requiring or recommending the use of Maple within your course. That’s it!

If you have any questions email adoption@maplesoft.com



Maplesoft Seminar Series
Modeling Multi-Body Mechanical Systems with DynaFlex Pro
November 2, 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time
November 3, 3:00-4:00 pm Central European Standard Time
November 8, 10:00-11:00 am, Korea Standard Time
Implementing Technology in the Modern Math Curriculum
November 9, 2:00-2:45pm EDT
November 22, 2:00-2:45pm EDT
Technical Solution Deployment with MapleNet 10
November 16, 2:00-3:00 pm EDT

Please visit maplesoft.webex.com for additional details and to register.

Maple Quick Start Training courses

In this introductory course, you will become fluent in the Maple 10 environment, without ever having to leave your desk. Visit the Training area of the Maplesoft site for details.

Maple Quick Start E-Training Course
  Wednesday November 16, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT


Application Center Highlights
New Applications
The F4 Algorithm for Groebner Bases
Mr. Roman Pearce
Alkylation Process Model
Dr. Janos Pinter

Chemical Equilibrium Model
Dr. Janos Pinter
Secure Symmetric-Key Block Cipher Based on Generalized Finite Fields
Prof. Czeslaw Koscielny
Actualization to "A Maple Package for Solving and Displaying Inequalities"
Prof. Robert Ipanaqué Chero
NURBS Curves with Maple
Prof. Robert Ipanaqué Chero
Interface to the QaoS databases of algebraic objects
Sebastian Pauli

Maplesoft in the Press

This month check out the new Feature Article:

Revision Engineered

Appearing in Automotive Testing Technology International, this article provides an overview about continual software package evolution from two players in the automotive CAE market, CATIA and Maplesoft.

In addition to this Feature Article, check out the Reviews & Press area for all the latest on Maplesoft including coverage in Desktop Engineering, PC Magazine and Cadalyst Newsline.

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Maple Primes Community Site Update

MaplePrimes, Maplesoft’s online user community is full of useful resources for new and experienced Maple users alike. Tips can be found that range from hiding the output in a for loop to computing Groebner bases. If the answer to your question is not already answered on MaplePrimes, the forums are full of users who are ready to answer your question. MaplePrimes switched to a new, high performance web server this month. The new server will allow new and exciting features to be added. Check out MaplePrimes at beta.mapleprimes.com and see how it can help you today.


Events
AMATYC
The 31st annual conference of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) will be held on November 10-13, 2005 in San Diego, California. Maplesoft will be one of the exhibitors and will also be hosting a commercial presentation.

Maplesoft Resources
Recorded Seminars
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.

Customized 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.

Books and Publications

Visit the Books section on the Maplesoft Web site to view new publications.




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