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Newsletter for December 2008

Welcome to the Maple Reporter Academic Newsletter!

MapleSim is now available to purchase!

MapleSim™ is a high-performance multi-domain modeling and simulation tool that will revolutionize how you bring products to market. The world’s most advanced symbolic computing engine comes together with traditional numeric solvers to supercharge the simulation and modeling process. Purchase MapleSim today! Take advantage of a revolutionary tool that is expected to set new standards in the modeling and simulation industry. To purchase MapleSim now, click here.

For access to whitepapers, demonstration movies and application briefs, click here.



PTS 4.0 is now available!

The Maplesoft-MAA Placement Test Suite 4.0 contains many new features that will reduce unwanted student collaboration, improve the student experience, and further simplify the administration of placement tests.

Algorithmic placement tests from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) are now available for online delivery through the Placement Test Suite. Algorithmically-generated tests provide multiple forms of a given test to allow for repeated testing of the same student population. Each question contains one or more variables whose values are randomly chosen according to the constraints specified in the question template.  Every student is presented with a randomized version of the same problem, so answers cannot be shared. 

PTS 4.0 also includes:

  • More customized messages for students
  • Gradebook improvements
  • Increased flexibility in user registration
  • Enhanced roster import

For more information about everything that’s new, click here.



Maple Adoption Program

Register your winter courses for the Maple Adoption Program

The Maple Adoption Program offers a simple and effective way to introduce Maple into the classroom. Educators receive a free home use copy of Maple, and students receive a substantial discount on the Student Edition of Maple.  If you’re not already teaching with Maple, this is the easiest way to get started.

For more information about the program, click here.



New MaplePrimes User Forum

A new forum, How do I…? with MapleSim, has been added to MaplePrimes, Maplesoft’s online user community. This is a great place to come and learn about Maplesoft’s products from both other users and from Maplesoft developers.

Visit MaplePrimes and join the conversation today!


Maplesoft Blog Posts
Find out what's happening at the heart of Maplesoft, and provide your comments and feedback to the Maplesoft experts.

Is there anything rational about math and music?
By Stephanie Rozek, Marketing Engineer

Good Vibrations
By Samir Khan, Application Engineer

Join Maplesoft at Joint Math
By Stephanie Rozek, Marketing Engineer

“Every time I walk into math class a little part of me dies”
By Tom Lee, Chief Evangelist

India on My Mind
VP International and Professional Sales

To see all Maplesoft blog posts, click here.

Product Tips & Techniques

Classroom Tips and Techniques: Branches and Branch Cuts for the Inverse Trig and Hyperbolic Functions
Author: Dr. Robert J Lopez

Visit Tips & Techniques on the Maplesoft website for more applications.

Application Center Highlights
Robot Arm Modeling
Author: Dr. Laczik Bálint

Grayscale Image Steganography
Author:  Prof. Czeslaw Koscielny

Traveling Salesman Problem
Author:  Bruno Guerrieri

Cross and Serial Correlation in Maple
Author: Mr. Marcus Davidsson
The Normal Distribution and the Central Limit Theorem
Author:  Mr. Marcus Davidsson

Comparison Between Newton, Householder and Halley Methods
Author: Mr. Shahzad F Bhatti

Computing ODE symmetries as abnormal variational symmetries
Author:  Prof. Delfim F. M. Torres
Author: Prof. Paulo D. F. Gouveia

Simpson and Trapezoidal Methods for Numerical Integration
Author: Mr. Shahzad F Bhatti

Maplesoft In The Press

Here are some highlights of this past month's press coverage.

Symbolic computation delivers advances for model creation
Control Engineering, November 18, 2008
In Control Engineering magazine, Maplesoft's Tom Lee discusses the benefits of using symbolic computation for model creation. He argues that “the control community is witnessing a major transformation in the way the models are created and solved.”

Can We Now Work Smarter and Faster?
Electronic Product Design, November 16, 2008
Maplesoft's Tom Lee writes in the Electronic Product Design magazine that computers have changed the way engineers operate and that they can now work smarter, not necessarily harder, to make innovative advances in their field.

Seat Belt Design
Automotive DesignLine, November 15, 2008

The use of Maplesoft products in the new and emerging pre-crash shoulder belt tensioning technology that enables reduction of automotive crash injuries is discussed here. “DynaFlexPro proved to be the fastest way to describe the system,” said Craig Good, the researcher. “I was able to very quickly generate equations of motion and verify the data.”

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

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Need help with your mathematics courses?
At the Maplesoft Student Help Center you’ll find numerous resources explaining the best ways to use Maple, letting you focus on what’s really important: understanding math. 

Visit the Student Help Center

Teacher Resource Center
Get the most out of your Maple teaching experience with the Teacher Resource Center. It provides sample applications, course material, training, and best practices.

Visit the Teacher Resource Center

Maplesoft Events

2009 Joint Mathematics Meetings
January 5 - 8, 2009
Mariot Wardman Park, Washington DC

See Maplesoft at trade shows, conferences, and other events throughout the world. Find out where

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