The Maple Reporter - Academic
Maple 15 Now Available

With over 270 new mathematical functions and over a thousand enhancements to existing algorithms, Maple 15 customers can solve more complex problems faster than ever before. It's second to none in terms of scalability and performance due to highly efficient fundamental operations, sophisticated algorithms for advanced operations, and numerous options to fully leverage the power of multi-core computers. It can also compute symbolic solutions to differential equations that no other system can handle, and now solves an unprecedented 97% of the benchmark standard for differential equations, putting it far ahead of the nearest competitor.

With Maple 15, users can work effectively with large datasets and create even more compelling interactive applications using the new data table.  With the new variable manager, they can gain greater control over their Maple sessions, quickly assessing the state of their computations. Customers can also take advantage of the latest in interactive Clickable Math™ tools, including over 40 new mini-demonstrations for exploring and illustrating common mathematical concepts.

“Maple 15 is the most important Maple release in the last 5 years, and we are very excited to be able to share it with our customers,” says Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice-President and Chief Scientist, Maplesoft. “We know they face challenging problems every day, from designing the Mars Exploration Rovers to teaching the fundamentals of calculus. We are proud that the improvements in Maple 15 will make an important contribution to their success.”

“Maple is a system that involves a lot of different pieces – the math, the programming tools, the point-and-click tools, the technical documentation features, the teaching resources, connectivity features, etc.,” says Dr. Harald Kammerer, a Maple user for 20 years and Head of R&D, GERB, Germany. “Maple 15 includes important enhancements in every single one of these areas. No matter what you are using Maple for, or how you are using it, you will find something here of value.”

Read a blog written by Dr. Laurent Bernardin, Maplesoft's Executive Vice-President & Chief Scientist, as he describes the guiding principle behind Maple's development and exciting new features in Maple 15.

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Newsletter for April 2011
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Professional Reporter
Clickable Calculus Webinar Series
  Dr. Robert J. Lopez

Dr. Robert J. Lopez, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana, USA, is an award winning educator in mathematics and is the author of several books, including Advanced Engineering Mathematics. For over two decades, Dr. Lopez has also been a visionary figure in the introduction of math technology into undergraduate education and has received numerous awards for outstanding scholarship and teaching.

Clickable Calculus, the idea of powerful mathematics delivered using very visual, interactive point-and-click methods, offers educators a new generation of teaching and learning techniques. Clickable Calculus introduces a better way of engaging students so that they fully understand the materials they are being taught. It responds to the most common complaint of faculty who integrate software into the classroom – time is spent teaching the tool, not the concepts.

In this webinar series, Dr. Lopez presents six webinars, covering fundamental branches of undergraduate mathematics, including Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Multivariate Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, and Vector Calculus.

To view the webinar recordings, click here.

Webinar: Key to Effective Model-based Design
  Wednesday, May 25th, 2011: 11:30 pm EDT

Driven by the needs of the consumer auto industry, “symbolic computation” based physical model development has broken through some key barriers in HIL testing. For example, full vehicle models for dynamics, multi-domain models of HEV powertrains, and detailed dynamic models of special subsystems, such as crane arms, are challenging the traditional engineering workflow. Featuring numerous case studies and technique demonstrations, this webcast will explore new modeling techniques to accelerate model development while increasing model fidelity and simulation performance. It will show how to achieve efficient high-fidelity system modeling for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and control applications whether you’re working on passenger cars or commercial vehicles. In addition, this webcast will provide you with practical knowledge on quickly improving or implementing model-based design (MBD) techniques.

Register for this webinar here.


Classroom Tips and Techniques
Media Center
Classroom Tips and Techniques:
"Events" and the Numeric Solutions of ODEs

Author: Dr. Robert Lopez

Several examples of the use of "events" in solving differential equations numerically are given. The main example is the "skydiver" problem where free-fall changes to descent with an open parachute.
See the Maplesoft website for more Tips & Techniques.

Application Center
Financial Modeling in Maple
Author: Maplesoft

The Finance package is new in Maple 15. It contains many tools for advanced financial modeling, as well as accessible tools for personal finance.
Application Center
Color Quiz
Author: Maplesoft

This document reads and parses color data using the new HTTP package and uses the data to quiz you on your color knowledge. It uses the CIE94 color difference metric to choose pairs of colors which are closer and closer together to make the quiz more challenging as your get more answers correct. See if you can get more than 300 points!
Application Center
Differential Equations in Maple
Author: Maplesoft

Maple is the uncontested leader for computing symbolic solutions to differential equations. Numerous improvements in Maple 15 further expand the classes of problems that can be handled.

Maplesoft Webinar Series
register Maple 15 Academic Training
  April 27, 2011: 2:00 pm ET

register Maplesoft Solutions for Mathematics Education
  April 26, 2011: 10:00 am ET
register MapleSim Training 2
  April 28, 2011: 10:00 am ET
register Présentation des nouveautés de Maple 15, une nouvelle version majeure
  April 28, 2011: 2:00 pm WEST
register Accélérez vos développements avec la conception à base de modèle analytique
  April 28, 2011: 4:00 pm WEST
register Getting Started with Maple 15 for Academic Evaluators
register Maple 15-Schulung
  April 29, 2011: 3:00 pm WEST
register Maple Task Templates: Build, Save, Distribute
  April 29, 2011: 2:00 pm ET
register What’s the Key to Effective Model-Based Design?
  May 25, 2011: 11:30 am ET

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

Maplesoft Launches Comprehensive Maple 15 Release
Design News, April 17, 2011

“In what it calls the most comprehensive release of its technical computing software in five years, Maplesoft has released Maple 15, an upgrade stocked with over 270 new mathematical functions and over a 1,000 enhancements to existing algorithms. The Maple 15 upgrade advances functionality in four key areas: Parallel processing, user interface enhancements, computational algorithms and connectivity to other tools.”
Application Center
  270 New Mathematical Functions
Product Design and Development, April 16, 2011

“A new release of Maplesoft’s flagship product, Maple, has over 270 new mathematical functions and over a thousand enhancements to existing algorithms.”
Application Center

Computing Software Adds New Features
Electronic Products, April 16, 2011

"Used by mathematicians, engineers, and scientists, the new version of the Maple computational software, called Maple 15, adds over 270 new mathematical functions and over a thousand enhancements to existing algorithms — allowing customers to solve more complex problems faster. The tool offers sophisticated algorithms for advanced operations, and numerous options to fully leverage the power of multi-core computers."

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


Maplesoft events
Minnesota Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges

April 29, 2011 – April 30, 2011
Duluth, Minnesota
Multibody Dynamics 2011

June 29, 2011 – July2, 2011
Brussels, Belgium
Internationales Forum Mechatronik (IFM) 2011

September 21, 2011 – September 22, 2011
Cham, Germany
For further details about these events click here.

Maplesoft whitepapers
MapleSim: Technical Superiority in Multi-Domain Modeling and Simulation
Author: Maplesoft
Making Sense out of Engineering Modeling and Mathematics: The Maplesoft Vision for Engineering Education
Author: Maplesoft
Top 10 Ways to Enrich Curriculum and Enhance Research with Maple and Maple T.A.
Author: Maplesoft
To review other Maplesoft whitepapers, click here.

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