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Newsletter for September 2008

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News & Announcements

Maplesoft Blog

We’ve launched a corporate blog section on our website. This section of the website gives Maplesoft employees an opportunity to share their views and opinions with the Maplesoft user community. The Maplesoft Corporate Blog currently contains posts from The President and CEO, Maplesoft’s Chief Evangelist, Maplesoft’s Application Engineer, and the VP of International and Professional Sales. This is your chance to find out what’s happening at the heart of Maplesoft, as well as provide your comments and feedback directly to the Maplesoft experts.

To review the current entries on the Maplesoft Blog, click here. Stay tuned. More posts are coming soon.


Application Briefs
Modeling the Dynamics of an Ice Tank Carriage

Maple is Used to Quickly Discover and Correct Error in Reaction Model

Product Tips & Techniques
Maple Tips and Techniques: Control Systems Design Tools: Creating and Working with System Objects
Author: Maplesoft

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

Application Center Highlights

Quality Control of a Paint Production Process
Author: Maplesoft

Quality control in terms of paint production consists of sampling at regular intervals to ensure that the end product meets a set of target criteria, which include desired yield and concentration levels. These criteria are determined by developing a model to accurately represent the reaction kinetics of the system. With a highly accurate model of the chemical process one can quickly identify and correct sources of error during the production process.

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.

Approximations to Piecewise Continuous Functions
Author: Josef Betten

The Advanced Encryption Standard and its modes of operation
Author: José Luis Gómez Pardo
Author: Carlos Gómez-Rodríguez

Discrete Fourier Transform
Author: Harald Kammerer

An Interactive Stock Quote Importer
Author: Maplesoft

Author: Mr. David Pritchard


Maplesoft Webinar Series

Control System Design With Maple & MapleSim
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 2:00pm EDT. 
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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.

Introduction to MapleSim: The Next Generation in Engineering Modeling and Simulation
Thursday, September 18, 2008 2:00pm EDT.
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Thursday, September 25, 2008 2:00pm EDT.
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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.

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.

Cargo Vessel Trials Energy-saving Kite System Designed to Reduce Fuel Needs
International Energy Solutions, August 15, 2008

Maple’s partnership with SkySails to produce the world’s first cargo ship run with the help of a computer controlled kite makes it to the cover of this engineering magazine.

Highly Recommended Math Software Interacts Directly with CAD Applications

Cadalyst Magazine, August 8, 2008
This review, in a leading CAD magazine, highlights Maple 12’s direct connectivity with CAD applications. The reviewer, while “highly recommending” Maple 12, quips that “if NASA had used it for the Mars probe – the one that was lost because of an incorrect conversion between standard and metric measurements – it probably wouldn’t have lost it in the first place.”

Clickable Calculus
Exchange Magazine, August 22, 2008
Profiling Maplesoft and its plans for the future through a cover story in Exchange Magazine. Paying compliments to Maplesoft, author Jon Rohr writes: “Never before have I been so impressed with the limitless potential of the companies profiled in our future stories.”

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

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Maplesoft Events

dSPACE User Conference 2008
September 23 – September 25, 2008
VisTaTech Center
Livonia, Michigan, USASee

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)