the September 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
areas, tip and techniques, events and much more.
This month’s issue highlights the release of DynaFlexPro™,
a Maple package for modeling and simulating the dynamics of mechanical
multibody systems. In addition, Maplesoft launched Maple 10 Japanese
Edition, and a complete set of nVizx ™ Demo movies.
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
Maplesoft announces DynaFlexPro™, designed by MotionPro
Inc., and launched under the MapleConnect™ Premier
program. DynaFlexPro is a Maple based design tool that uses
revolutionary symbolic computation methods to rapidly derive
the system equations of complex mechanical multibody systems.
Unlike other multibody design tools that use purely numeric
solvers, DynaFlexPro generates solutions that are exact,
compact and efficient for real-time implementation, at a
fraction of the cost.
10 Japanese Edition
Maplesoft announces the availability of Maple 10
Japanese. Maplesoft has partnered with Cybernet Systems to
deliver Maple 10 to the Japanese market and further meet
the needs of its expanding customer base. With the release
of Maple 10 Japanese, Maplesoft has demonstrated its commitment
to providing the Japanese market with the ultimate productivity
tool for solving mathematical problems and creating interactive
technical applications. This release contains the same features
and enhancements found in the recently released English version
of Maple 10.
Movies Now Available
nVizx is the affordable software alternative for
high end visualization. nVizx works dynamically with Maple
to rapidly generate precise, high resolution images. Check
the newly posted nVizx Demo Movies on such topics as: Hydraulic
Elevator Simulation, Modeling the Earth’s Magnetosphere,
Simulation of a McPherson Strut, and Molecular Models.
Engineering Mathematics E-Book
Last month Maplesoft released Advanced Engineering Mathematics with Maple™,
the definitive reference software and textbook for engineering mathematics. It
has been very well received and seen much success in it’s first month of
availability. To purchase visit the Maplesoft Web store.
for Chemistry™ with Symbolic Computation
Mathematics for Chemistry with Symbolic Computation is a collection of Maple
worksheets that collectively constitute an interactive electronic textbook of
mathematics for students of chemistry and their instructors.
Adoption Program: Still Time to Register for
The success of the Adoption Program has been overwhelming!
Many faculty and students have been participating
in the program for over three years and there are
no signs of registrations slowing down. As I have said
past, thank you to all of our current Adoption members
for making this program a great success.
October 18th, 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT.
Introduction to the Global Optimization Toolbox
November 2nd, 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT.
Modeling Multi-body Mechanical Systems with DynaFlexPro
November 16th, 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT.
Technical Solution Deployment with MapleNet 10
Maplesoft’s 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.
Please visit maplesoft.webex.com for
additional details and to register.
|Maple Quick Start
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.
• Wednesday, October 19th • 2:00
- 4:00 PM EDT
|Maplesoft in the Press
what the press is saying about Maplesoft. This month
there was a review of Maple 10 in PC Magazine.
Simon Review “Maple’s
Grand New Look”
"It takes a lot to impress most jaded software reviewers, especially with a product
that we first reviewed in 1989. But we were totally blown away by Maplesoft’s
Maple 10 mathematical package. The user interface has been so completely revamped
that the software feels like a totally different – more like Mathcad on
steroids than the old command-line application."
taken from, “Maple’s
Grand New Look”, PC Magazine, October 2005.
Model-Based Design Fuels Challenge X Competition
"University of Waterloo (Canada) Alternative Fuels Team beat 16 other talented
teams to place first after the initial year's competition. From a technical perspective,
much of their success can be attributed to innovative model-based design approaches.
In the end, Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team chose The Mathworks' Simulink as
their simulation tool and DynaFlexPro for Maple as a mechatronic system modeling
tool to create the vehicle dynamics model. The efficient code generated by Maple
and DynaFlexPro made real-time simulation possible to test the prototype controller
against a simulation of the plant. By developing the system as described, the
team was able to collapse the design time from what would have normally taken
several months to just a few weeks—and at fraction of the typical cost.”
taken from, “Model-Based Design fuels Challenge X Competition”, Automotive
Design Line, August 2005
For a complete listing of recent coverage, check out
the Reviews & Press
the Maplesoft Web site.
Primes Community Site Update
the new online Maple user website has grown into a
full community. There are many active members who pride
themselves in answering all questions quickly, thoroughly
and accurately. A great post this month comes from
gave a new way of plotting
densityplot instead of the traditional plot3d. There
is a new
MaplePrimes that allows a user to upload a Maple worksheet
and have it converted to HTML. This makes it easy to
post mathematics to the site. The site is growing every
day, so check it out at beta.mapleprimes.com and
see the latest tips, techniques and answers today!
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.
Books and Publications
Proceedings of Maple Conference 2005
Author: Ilias S. Kotsireas
Visit the Books
section on the Maplesoft Web site to view new publications.
User Conference in Japan
Maplesoft’s reseller in Japan, Cybernet, is hosting a Maple user
conference, which will include the launch of Maple 10 Japanese edition.
The event will take place on October 21, 2005 at the Canadian Embassy in
Tokyo, Japan. Maplesoft will be one of the presenters and speakers at the
Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2005)
Taking place from October 19-22, 2005 in Indianapolis, IN, FIE continues
a long tradition of promoting the widespread dissemination of innovations
that improve computer science, engineering, and technology (CSET) education.
FIE is a major annual international conference devoted to improvements
in CSET education.
Visit the Events
section on the Maplesoft Web site to view all events.
(US & Canada)
(Outside US & Canada)