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4 Basic Computations

This chapter discusses key concepts related to performing basic computations with Maple. It discusses important features that are relevant to all Maple users. After learning about these concepts, you will learn how to use Maple to solve problems in specific mathematical disciplines in the following chapter.

4.1 In This Chapter

Section

Topics

Symbolic and Numeric Computation- An overview of exact and floating-point computation

 • Exact Computations
 • Floating-Point Computations
 • Converting Exact Quantities to Floating-Point Values
 • Sources of Error

Integer Operations - How to perform integer computations

 • Important Integer Commands
 • Non-Base 10 Numbers
 • Finite Rings and Fields
 • Gaussian Integers

Solving Equations - How to solve standard mathematical equations

 • Equations and Inequations
 • Ordinary Differential Equations
 • Partial Differential Equations
 • Integer Equations
 • Integer Equations in a Finite Field
 • Linear Systems
 • Recurrence Relations

Units, Scientific Constants, and Uncertainty - How to construct and compute with expressions that have units, scientific constants, or uncertainty

 • Conversions
 • Applying Units to an Expression
 • Performing Computations with Units
 • Changing the Current System of Units
 • Extensibility

 • Scientific Constants
 • Element and Isotope Properties
 • Value, Units, and Uncertainty
 • Performing Computations
 • Modification and Extensibility

 • Quantities with Uncertainty
 • Performing Computations with Quantities with Uncertainty

Restricting the Domain - How to restrict the domain for computations

 • Real Number Domain
 • Assumptions on Variables