Chalmers University Case Study , New Course Content, Recorded Space Webinar

Newsletter for February 2010

Complex physical modeling in less than two days!

Now available in the Teacher Resource Center: 5 new precalculus topics!

The new content covers quadratic equations, and can be found in the new “Exploring Polynomials” section. Each of the new topics include:

  • A demo video
  • Testing content
  • Maple worksheet
Bring math to life in your classroom! Download the course content for FREE directly from the Teacher Resource Center. Click here to explore the Maplesoft Teacher Resource Center and the new course content.

Military & AerospaceCase Study: Chalmers University of Technology uses Maple T.A. to improve student success in mathematics

Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, is considered one of Sweden’s most distinguished technical universities. The university’s programs are focused on research and teaching within technology and natural science, and mathematics is foundational to all technical programs offered at Chalmers. When the faculty at Chalmers realized that new students were struggling with advanced mathematics, they took immediate action.

In 2008 the Mathematical Sciences department introduced the Summer Math Program designed for students preparing to start math intensive education at Chalmers in the fall. The program was offered using the web-based system Maple T.A., a testing and assessment system that supports complex, free-form entry of equations and intelligent evaluation of responses, making it ideal for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.

To read the complete case study, click here.


Accelerating the Design of Complex Space Systems with Advanced Physical Modeling Techniques

Military & Aerospace
Thank you to everyone who attended our webinar with the PennWell Group on January 27th. A recording is now available here.

This webinar presents an overview of modeling and simulation of space systems using physical modeling techniques derived from symbolic model formulation techniques. Featuring Dr. Tom Lee, Maplesoft VP of Applications Engineering, and Dr. Amir Khajepour, Professor and Canadian Research Chair in Mechatronic Vehicle Systems at the University of Waterloo.


Introducing Maplesoft Application Briefs!

Maplesoft products are used in diverse application areas including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy and finance. Application briefs demonstrate how the power of Maplesoft technology can be applied to your work.


Automotive Battery Model Give Better Results by Incorporating Both Electrical and Thermal Characteristics
The challenge of this project was to create an electrical and thermal model of a lead-acid automotive battery.



Excavator Component Supplier Reduces Effort, Improves Results, and Satisfies Clients by Replacing Aging In-House Software with Modern Modeling Tools
The company’s challenge is to easily create a model of the entire system that is detailed enough to predict the behavior of the system accurately when its component is attached.

To review all Maplesoft Application Briefs, click here.



Maplesoft Blog Posts
Find out what's happening at the heart of Maplesoft, and provide your comments and feedback to the Maplesoft experts.
Getting Things Done
Around the time that Windows 98 was at its most popular, I used to dabble in programming Windows user interfaces with Visual C++ and the help of several thick MFC (Microsoft Foundation Class) manuals. Read More>>
Visualizing a Parallel Field in a Curved Manifold
It was 1992 when Mel Maron and I had just published the third edition of Numerical Analysis: A Practical Approach. Read More>>

Speaking of Languages…
I’ve always been a big fan of languages and even a bigger fan of those who readily master multiple languages with relative ease. Read More>>

An Analytical Model of Mornings in the Wright Household
I’m not a morning person. Well, that’s not entirely true: I am not particularly a morning person, but relative to my wife, Amy, I seem awfully crusty and curmudgeonly for about an hour after waking up. Read More>>
What’s Next in Analytical Computing?
Ten years ago, I wrote an article for Dr. Dobb’s Journal on Analytical Computing. Many of the techniques I discussed there, like hybrid symbolic-numeric computing and automated code generation have since revealed themselves as indispensable tools for engineering. Read More>>

To see all Maplesoft blog posts, click here.


Tips & Techniques

Classroom Tips and Techniques: Stepwise Solutions in Maple - Part 1
Author: Dr. Robert Lopez

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


Application Center Highlights

Complex physical modeling in less than two days!

Articulated Forestry Skidder

Author: Maplesoft

Complex physical modeling in less than two days!

Hydraulic Stewart Platform
Author: Maplesoft

Viscoplastic Materials
Author: Prof. Josef Betten

Maple for Commodity Finance
Author: I. Hlivka

To access the Maplesoft Application Center, click here.


Maplesoft Webinar Series
Maplesoft Solutions for Mathematics Education
Thursday, February 18, 2010 2:00 pm ET.

Introducing Modern Modeling Techniques to the Undergraduate Control Course
Monday, February 22, 2010 2:00 pm ET.

Maplesoft-MAA Placement Test Suite
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:00 pm ET.

Clickable Calculus: Differential Equations, Linear Algebra and Vector Calculus
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 2:00 pm ET.


For further details or to enroll in a Webinar please click here.

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


Maplesoft In The Press

Here are some highlights of this past month press coverage.

School Placement Software
Cutting Edge Computing , Jan. 19, 2010

Extract :“A new version of Maplesoft-MAA Placement Test suite (PTS) is available. It is a collection of placement tests developed by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and delivered through the online testing and assessment tool, Maple T.A. This latest release includes a new set of high school prognostic tests that projects placements in college mathematics courses before students arrive on campus. ”

MapleSim Connector for LabVIEW & NI VeriStand
Product Design & Development , Jan. 26, 2010

Extract: “Maplesoft has announced a product upgrade that extends connectivity to key hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) products from National Instruments (NI). In addition to connectivity to NI LabVIEW, this updated MapleSim add-on also lets users connect to the new NI VeriStand product. NI VeriStand is a ready-to-use software environment for configuring real-time testing applications, including HIL test systems”

Maplesoft Adds to Automotive Models with Tire Components
Automotive Engineering , Jan. 14, 2010

Extract: “Maplesoft announced an add-on component library for its physical modeling and simulation product MapleSim. The MapleSim Tire Component Library lets you extend your multi-domain MapleSim vehicle models with high-performance pneumatic tire components.”

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