With Maple’s equation editor, you can express complicated mathematical problems easily using standard mathematical notation.
Intuitive, rapid problem entry
- Over 25 fill-in-the-blank templates are available for common operations, including integrals, derivatives, and function definitions.
- Automatic formatting for common commands: the ^ key automatically moves the cursor to the exponent position, and the / key creates a division bar and moves the cursor to the denominator.
- Symbol completion allows you to quickly insert a symbol. You do not need to know the exact name; you only need to enter the first few characters of the symbol name.
- Palettes are conveniently docked beside your main workspace. You can expand, collapse, remove, and reorder palettes, so frequently used ones are easily accessible.
- Implicit multiplication: 3x is the same as 3•x.
Math that “looks right”
- Supports multiple notations for the same concept. For example, , , and all represent the derivative of y with respect to x.
- Extensive layout control: superscripts, subscripts, over, under, pre-superscripts, and pre-subscripts.
- Over 1000 symbols are available.
- Typesetting rules can be modified to change the display and interpretation of particular commands and symbols.
Watch a Demonstration
The equation editor is used throughout the Maple demonstration movies. In particular, see:
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