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Newsletter for June 2008

News & Announcements

Maple 12 Accelerates Every Stage of the Design Process

Maple is used in diverse application areas including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy and finance. Whether you need to do quick calculations, develop design sheets, or produce sophisticated high fidelity simulation models, Maple 12 provides the mathematical breadth and depth to handle all of your analytical needs.

The response we’ve received following last month’s release of Maple 12 has been amazing! “As always with Maple, this is a substantial and worthwhile advance with plenty to justify upgrade by any type of user.”
Felix Grant, Scientific Computing World

If you’ve not yet had an opportunity to explore what’s new in Maple 12, take the Maple 12 tour and see the many ways that Maple 12 can enhance your analysis and design process. To see Maple 12 in action, view a demonstration at the Maplesoft Demo Center.

Streaming Video

Introduction to Maple 12 for Professionals
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Product Tips & Techniques

Maple Tips and Techniques: Using The Exploration Assistant
Author: Maplesoft

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

Application Center Highlights

Deformation of a Beam
Author: Harald Kammerer   
This worksheet shows the calculation of the deformation of a simply supported beam. The Maple techniques that are highlighted include: creating the model, calculating the deformation of the beam, and creating an animation of the deformation.

Stability of a Fixed Point in a System of ODE
Author: Dr. Yasuyuki Nakamura

Plotting of Polar Points
Author: Prof. P. M. Velez

Can a Square Roll?
Author: Jason Schattman

Generating Slide Show Maplets
Author: Prof. Czeslaw Koscielny

Solution of a System of Differential Equations
Author: Dr. Yasuyuki Nakamura



Maplesoft Webinar Series

Featured Webinar from the Maplesoft e-Symposium Series
Rapid Prototyping of Advanced Mechatronic Systems

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 12:00 pm EDT.  Register here.

The ‘traditional’ definition of rapid prototyping is the automatic construction of physical objects using solid freeform fabrication. The concept of rapid prototyping however need not be limited to the physical realm. This seminar will expand on the concept of rapid prototyping further to include the rapid development of complex dynamical equations, rapid development of simulations and the rapid implementation of realtime control systems. An engineer can now take a design from concept to production using a variety of CAD tools that all fit under the umbrella of rapid mechatronic prototyping. Dr. Jacob Apkarian will describe Quanser’s methodical approach to the development of mechatronic system from concept to production using rapid prototyping technology.

Dr. Jacob Apkarian is the Founder and CTO of Quanser Inc. Before launching Quanser, he held positions as Robotics and Assistive Devices Director at Lyndhurst Hospital and Senior Engineer at Spar Aerospace, where he contributed to the development of several key projects, including control systems for the Canada Space Arm and components of the Space Station.


Introduction to Maple 12 for Professionals

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 2:00 pm EDT.  Register here.

Maple 12 is the essential technical computing software for today’s engineers and scientists. Whether you need to do quick calculations, develop design sheets, or produce sophisticated high-fidelity simulation models, Maple 12 provides the necessary technology to reduce errors and dramatically increase your analytical productivity.

In this one-hour demonstration and Q&A forum, you will learn how Maple 12 combines the world’s most powerful mathematical computation engine with an intuitive user interface, a smart document environment that automatically captures all of your technical knowledge in an electronic form, and the ability to integrate with the rest of your toolchain.


Introduction to Maple 12 for Control Engineers

Thursday, June 12, 2008 2:00 pm EDT.  Register here.

As well as presenting a general introduction to Maple 12, this webinar will, by the use of introductory and more complex examples, demonstrate Maple’s ability to work with Controls Engineering problems. Maple 12’s new Dynamic Systems package offers a large selection of analytic and graphing tools for linear time-invariant systems, which are essential in control systems development. This session is designed for both those in industry and academia.


Introduction to Maple 12 – In German!
17.06.08 um 14 Uhr
18.06.08 um 14 Uhr
Scientific Computers bietet zum erfolgreichen Launch von Maple 12 mehrere Webinare zur Anwendung von Maple, sowie zu speziellen Themen und Toolboxen an.


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

Math & Modeling Made Simpler
Automotive Design and Production, May 30, 2008

Maple's direct connectivity to CAD is a popular feature in this latest edition

Mathematics, Simulation and Modeling - Maple 12
Scientific Computing World, May 23, 2008

Scientific Computing World takes a close look at Maple 12. Felix Grant, the reviewer, says Maple 12 is continuing the direction of “developing intuitive usability as well as power”

Groundbreaking Analysis Tool Now with CAD Connectivity
ConnectPress – Inventor Connections, May 7, 2008

The CAD community has much to explore with Maple's new feature that enables direct connectivity with CAD systems

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


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Maplesoft Events
2008 American Control Conference
June 11 - 13, 2008
Seattle, Washington, USA

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

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