ACADEMIC EDITION | November 2011 | Issue 11

Maple Player for iPad

The Maple Player is a free application for the iPad that lets you view and interact with documents created in desktop Maple. It takes advantage of the powerful Maple computation engine, so you can enter values, move sliders, and click buttons to perform new calculations and visualize the results. You can even rotate 3-D plots with a brush of your fingertips!

This first release of the Maple Player for iPad comes with a collection of interactive calculators and conceptual explorations to demonstrate the capabilities of the technology. With the Maple Player, you can:

  • Find solutions to integrals, derivatives, and limits
  • Visualize the methods for finding the area of a circle and the volume of a cylinder
  • Understand the definition of limit
  • Plot arbitrary functions
  • Calculate solutions to linear systems
  • And more!

These documents can be used to liven up a classroom and provide additional insight to students outside of class.

The Maple Player for iPad will evolve quickly. Today, it can be used with the sample documents that are bundled with the application. In the next phase, you will be able to access a much wider collection of documents dynamically from an online repository. Ultimately, you will be able to use any Maple document on the iPad, whether distributed by us, contributed by the Maple community, or authored by you.

We are very interested in hearing your feedback on the Maple Player for iPad, as well as your ideas on how you would like to use Maplesoft technology on the iPad. Please share your thoughts with Maplesoft and the Maplesoft community at or on the Apple App Store!

Download the free Maple Player for iPad from the Apple App Store.

Maplesoft Events
37th AMATYC Annual Conference
November 10th - 13th
Austin, Texas
SPS/IPC/Drives 2011
November 22nd - 24th
Nuremburg, Germany
Mechatronic Connection 2011
November 29th - 30th
La Marive, Switzerland
For further details about these events, click here.

Information Sheets
MapleSim Driveline Component Library Datasheet
Key Features of the MapleSim Driveline Component Library

Maple Training Materials Datasheet
Maple training materials that accommodate different needs and learning styles

To access all Maplesoft Information sheets, click here.

Social Networks


Game-Changing Hockey Sticks with Help from MapleSim

"This technology will improve the future of the game."
- Guy Lafleur, NHL Legend

The frequent breakage of composite ice hockey sticks is common. Not only does it drastically change the game at the professional level, but also leads to exorbitant costs. Hockey Robotics is a company that has pioneered the concept of robotic testing for the hockey industry. The team manufactured the SlapShot XT, a dynamic hockey stick robot. It's integrated advanced electronics and software allows the gathering of data never seen before, enabling detailed analysis to support refinements in hockey stick design.

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. MapleSim enabled the concurrent study of the flexible body deformation and rigid body motion of the machines, which is a very difficult, time-consuming, and error-prone task when done by hand. It also allowed them to quickly prototype the designs and investigate the coupled motion of the mechanisms very easily.

To read the full user case study, please click here.


Brand New Book Section on Maplesoft Website

author ProgramWe have just released a new Maplesoft Books section on our website. These pages give details on books that feature  Maplesoft products. The pages have a new look, highlight featured publications, and it is now a lot easier to browse and search for books that involve Maplesoft products.

If you know of a recent book that is not in our database, please tell us about it by emailing

We would also like to hear from authors who are writing books that involve Maple, MapleSim, or any of our other products. We are particularly interested to see new books on engineering topics where we don’t have many titles at this point. If you are interested in writing a book about MapleSim, do let us know.  On the Books page, you’ll find a link to the Maplesoft Author Support Program, where you can find more information for authors.


SAE Webinar: Physical Models of Automotive Batteries for EV and HEV Applications

Tuesday, November 29th at 10:00 am ET

This webinar covers new approaches to modeling and simulation for hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and fully electric vehicle (EV) applications with particular emphasis on the development of high fidelity physical models of automotive batteries. Developed as part of the research program for the NSERC/Toyota/Maplesoft Industrial Research Chair for Mathematics-based Modeling and Design, these models will plug into comprehensive system models for HEV and EV applications. Conventional lead-acid, but also NiMH and Lithium battery models will be presented.

Video: The Top 7 Unique Features of MapleSim
  MapleSim has come a long way over the last few years. Whether you're new to MapleSim, or you've reviewed it in the past, now is definitely the time to take a closer look.
Maple and the iPad
  The Maple Player for iPad is now available in the Apple App Store. It comes bundled with ready-made interactive Maple documents, covering topics like integration, differentiation, computing limits, and performing Laplace transforms.
Classroom Tips and Techniques: Gems 21-25 from the Red Book of Maple Magic
Author: Dr. Robert Lopez
The Orbit of Kepler 16b
Author: Dr. Robert Israel
The Origin of Complex Numbers
Author: Dr. John Mathews
Live Webinars
Featured webinar: Physical Models of Automotive Batteries for EV and HEV Applications
Tuesday, November 29 at 10:00 am ET
Maple 15 Training for Educators and Researchers
Tuesday, November 15 at 2:00 pm ET
Clickable Calculus Series - Part 5: Linear Algebra
Wednesday, November 16 at 2:00 pm ET
Algebra, Trig, and Precalculus Math – All by Syntax-Free Maple
Tuesday, November 22at 3:30 pm ET
Challenges and solutions for STEM programs
Wednesday November 30 at 2:00 pm ET
Recorded Webinars

Redefining Math Education with Clickable Math

Why I Needed Maple to Make Cream Cheese Frosting ... and other ways to Engage High School Students

Maplesoft launches Maple Player for iPad
Design Product News, November 4, 2011

The Maple Player for iPad takes advantage of the powerful Maple computation engine, so users can enter values, move sliders, and click buttons to perform calculations and visualize the results. It comes with a collection of interactive calculators and conceptual explorations.

Maplesoft and VI-grade partnership makes real-time modeling applications more cost and time-effective
CAD CAM News, October 28, 2011

The VI-CarRealTime environment provides a readily available full-vehicle model that allows MapleSim users to easily implement their subsystem models without having to build the vehicle model themselves. Also, vehicle chassis parameters are transferred directly from ADAMS/Car™ into VI-CarRealTime, thus providing a way of rapidly integrating ADAMS/Car models with multi-domain system models from MapleSim.

Digital Aerospace Gets Dynamic
Aerospace Engineering International, October 27, 2011

To improve fidelity and reduce compute time, MapleSim uses symbolic computation through a symbolic modeling engine…using a symbolic modeling engine enables cross-disciplinary engineering models, making it ideal for systems engineering.

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