ACADEMIC EDITION | March 2012 | Issue 3

Join Maplesoft at ICTCM 2012!

Visit Maplesoft at the 24th Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM), in Orlando Florida, March 22-25th, 2012 at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort. Stop by booth #3 for a custom demonstration of Maple, Maple T.A. and the Maplesoft MAA Placement Test Suite!

Maplesoft Presentations at ICTCM 2012:

Clickable Calculus: Syntax-Free Computing in Maple
Friday March 23 from 5-5:45pm in Oceanic 5 of the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
Presented by Dr. Robert J. Lopez
No need to register, walk-ins are welcome.

Teach the syllabus, not the CAS tool.  With Maple’s “point-and-click” paradigm, you don’t have to teach the software because it’s virtually syntax-free.  Using no commands, just palettes, Assistants, Tutors, and Task Templates, we’ll solve standard (and not so standard) problems from calculus, DE, and linear algebra.

Minicourse: Maple Task Templates: Build, Save, Distribute
Saturday March 24 from 10:30am-12:15pm in Asia 5
Presented by Dr. Robert J. Lopez
*Minicourses have limited enrollment.  Attendees are required to pre-register.  Please contact Diane Armstrong, ICTCM conference registrar at and indicate that you would like to add computer minicourse SAT – M11 to your registration.

Users can add to the existing 350 Task Templates in Maple, thus creating their own math applets that become part of Maple. This Minicourse will show how to build, save, and distribute user-created Task Templates constructed with Maple’s “embedded components.” Instruction on coding such components is included.

For more information on ICTCM 2012, please click here.


Maplesoft Events
March 23rd-25th
Orlando, Florida
2012 ECEDHA Annual Conference and Expo
March 24th-27th
Austin, Texas
SAE 2012 World Congress
April 24th-26th
Austin, Texas
For further details about these events, click here.

Information Sheets
HIL Datasheet
MapleSim produces high-performance, royalty-free code suitable even for complex real-time simulations, including hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) applications.

To access all Maplesoft Information sheets, click here.


Social Networks


Maplesoft Author Support Program

Writing a book on Maple, MapleSim or any other Maplesoft product? The Maplesoft Author Support Program may be able to help you! If you are eligible, you will be entitled to get copies of the products, and we will promote your book through the Maplesoft marketing network. Ideally, applicants should be working with a publisher. Authors who do not have a publisher but can demonstrate serious intent will also be considered for the program.

For more information, click here.


Live Webinar: Driveline Modeling and Simulation: Challenges and Solutions for HIL Simulation
Wednesday, March 21st at 10:00am ET

In this webcast, Dr. Derek Wright, MapleSim Product Manager, and Dr. Orang Vahid, Senior Modeling Engineer, at Maplesoft will present some of the challenges faced by hardware- and software-in-the-loop (HIL and SIL) simulation of complex driveline models. These models present unique difficulties to engineers wishing to do control design and validation via HIL and SIL simulation. Specifically, there is often a trade-off necessary between model fidelity and simulation speed that may necessitate model approximations and result in reduced effectiveness of the designed controllers. Discussion will include the role of Modelica and acausal modeling in achieving manageable physical models and how symbolic formulations can increase simulation speed without reducing model fidelity.

Video: Powerful Control Systems Design Tools
  This brief demonstration will illustrate how these tools allow you to assess the stability, controllability and sensitivity of your engineering system designs.
Rebound Rumble: To Drive or Not to Drive
  Dr. Lai is using MapleSim and Maple to help the team understand the principles involved and design their basketball-shooting robot.
Classroom Tips and Techniques: Caustics for a Plane Curve
Author: Dr. Robert Lopez
Numerical Solution of a Mechanics Braintwister Problem
Author: Dr. Frank Wang
Parameterizing Motion along a Curve
Author: Shawn Hedman

Live Webinars
Featured: Driveline Modeling and Simulation: Challenges and Solutions for Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation
Wednesday, March 21 at 10:00am ET
Equações Diferenciais Ordinárias com Maple em Português
Monday, March 19 at 3:00 pm GMT
Clickable Calculus: Differentialgleichungen, Lineare Algebra und Vektoranalysis
Thursday, 22. March at 15:00 Berlin Time
Equações Diferenciais Parciais com Maple em Português
Monday, March 26 at 3:00 pm GMT
Recorded Webinars
“Clickable Calculus”: équations différentielles, algèbre linéaire et calcul vectoriel
Pré-Cálculo com Maple em Português
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Deploys Maplesoft Technology
Desktop Engineering, January 26, 2012

JPL is implementing Maple, MapleSim and MapleNet in its various projects. Whether creating America's first satellite, Explorer 1, sending the first robotic craft to the moon or exploring the edges of the solar system, JPL has been at the forefront of pushing the limits of exploration.
Maplesoft offers testing and assessment software for technical education
The Engineer (UK), January 4, 2012

Maple T.A. 8 testing and assessment software from Maplesoft is designed for technical education and research, and aims to help instructors to improve students’ comprehension.
Slapshot robot aims to create game-changing hockey sticks
DesignFax, December 20, 2011

MapleSim played a critical role in the design and development of the SlapShot XT. MapleSim allowed Hockey Robotics to efficiently and accurately simulate the coupled dynamic electrical and mechanical behavior of the equipment.

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