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Newsletter for October 2008

Welcome to the Maple Reporter Newsletter!

Maplesoft’s Maple engine will no longer be sold by The MathWorks under the product name Symbolic Math Toolbox

For many years, The MathWorks has resold the Maple™ engine under the product names Symbolic Math Toolbox and Extended Math Symbolic Toolbox. These products were designed for high performance symbolic computations. As the partnership between Maplesoft and The MathWorks is changing, the Maple engine will now be sold exclusively by Maplesoft. This change will take effect September 28th, 2008.

For a limited time the Maple Toolbox for MATLAB is being offered free of charge. To learn more, click here.

News & Announcements

The Maplesoft Application Center has changed!

The Maplesoft Application Center is one of the most popular resources on our site, with contributions from our members added regularly. It offers over 1,500 Maple applications, Maplet applications, tutorials, Maple PowerTools, MapleSim models, and Maple packages for free download. We’ve redesigned the App Center home page to include links to featured applications, and we’ve made the newest content easier to find. More changes are coming soon!

Add your applications! We’re always looking for new content from our members. Every application that is added to the Application Center is published in either the professional or the academic Maple Reporter.

To visit the Application Center, click here.  


Application Briefs
Modeling the Dynamics of an Ice Tank Carriage

User Stories

Financial Engineers at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International Use Maple in Multi-asset Product Development

The latest release of Maple offers quantitative finance professionals a platform for maximizing their productivity and efficiency, strengthening its reputation as their tool of choice. Maple’s powerful mathematical engine and sophisticated algorithms deliver a rich environment for modeling financial products and for process optimization.  “In the world of financial options, analytical results are not always obvious, and testing for their existence can be a tedious and lengthy process. Employing Maple makes it very different; if a symbolic solution exists, Maple finds it quickly and correctly,” said Igor Hlivka of Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International. He recently developed a series of applications using Maple for multi-asset product development and for deriving semi-analytical solutions to non-standard options where multivariate stochastic processes play a determining role.

To read the full story, click here.

To read other user stories visit Maplesoft User Case Studies

Streaming Video
A Fresh Look At Symbolic and Numeric Computation
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Product Tips & Techniques

Maple Tips and Techniques: Using the Startup Code Region
Author: Maplesoft

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

Application Center Highlights

Modeling the Dynamics of an Ice Tank Carriage
Author: Maplesoft

Maneuvering through ice-covered waters requires a special ship design commonly known as an icebreaker. Before an icebreaker is constructed, the hull is rigorously tested for its ice breaking capabilities in an ice tank. An ice tank is a refrigerated water tank in which a scale model of the ship’s hull is pulled by a gantry carriage through a layer of formed ice.

Saddle Path Equilibrium in a Phase Plane and Space
Author: Mr. Marcus Davidsson

Simulation of Stock Paths
Author: Mr. Marcus Davidsson

The Concept of Significance
Author: Mr. Marcus Davidsson

The Black-Litterman Asset Allocation Model
Author: Mr. Marcus Davidsson

Nash Equilibrium in a Static and Dynamic Duopoly Cournot Model
Author: Mr. Marcus Davidsson

Intertemporal Consumption Dynamics
Author: Mr. Marcus Davidsson

Exchange, Basket and Other Multi-Asset Options
Author: Igor Hlivka

Perpetual Options
Author: Igor Hlivka

Heat Exchanger and Cooling Liquids
Author: Maplesoft

Magnetic Field of a Hollow Cylinder
Author: Maplesoft

Portfolio Theory and Investment
Author: Mr. Marcus Davidsson


Maplesoft Webinar Series

Introduction to MapleSim: The Next Generation in Engineering Modeling and Simulation
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 2:00pm EDT. 
register here

MapleSim is a modeling and simulation software that derives numerically efficient models of complex systems using an intuitive block-diagram approach to defining system models. MapleSim offers significant reduction in model development time and runtime performance from traditional systems. Distinct from traditional math and simulation software, MapleSim offers automatic derivation of model equations for more effective and engaging virtual simulations and exercises, dramatically more efficient models for real time simulations in research, and direct application to the emerging modeling problems in industry.

Control System Design With Maple & MapleSim
Thursday, October 30, 2008 2:00pm EDT.
register here

In MapleSim, Maplesoft’s new high-performance multi-domain modeling and simulation tool, systems are described in a compact and intuitive component diagram, making them easier to build and understand. You can mix physical components from multiple domains with traditional, signal-flow blocks, allowing you to build both plant models and controller prototypes in one environment. With the cutting-edge physical modeling techniques in MapleSim, you simply re-create the system diagram on the screen and the equations of the model are automatically generated.

MapleSim gives direct access to the complete Maple 12 system, including its intuitive user interface, technical documentation tools, extensive library of algorithms, and its new Dynamic Systems package, a collection of analytic and graphing tools for linear time-invariant systems, essential in control systems development. From simple and intuitive model entry to insightful and complex analysis, this webinar will illustrate how these tools allow you to assess the stability, controllability and sensitivity of your control system designs.

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.

Physical Modeling Consortium serves a wake-up call on the automotive industry: Part 2 - Latest techniques in physical modeling look to enhance 'signal-flow' methods
Automotive DesignLine, October 3, 2008
Maplesoft’s Tom Lee writes about the Physical Modeling Consortium in a renowned online automobile engineering magazine.

European Models Promote Fidelity
Scientific Computing World, September 26, 2008

Scientific Computing World publishes an article on physical modeling by Laurent Bernardin, Maplesoft’s Chief Scientist. He writes that physics-based modeling – or physical modeling – for virtual prototyping of engineering products has brought about dramatic savings in time and cost over the last 20 years.

Golden Mousetrap Award - Category: Analysis & Calculation Software
Design News, September 25, 2008
Maple 12 has been selected as the Best Finalist in the 2008 Design News Golden Mousetrap Awards.

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

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Maplesoft Events

Vehicle Dynamics Expo 2008
October 22 – October 24, 2008
The Rock Financial Showplace
Novi, Michigan, USA

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

1-800-267-6583 (US & Canada)   |   1-519-747-2373 (Outside US & Canada)