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Combination of high performance technologies from Maplesoft to help teachers focus on concepts, not tools

Maplesoft April 28, 2009 Related Products

New releases of Maple and MapleSim announced

Waterloo, Canada; 28 April 2009: Today, Maplesoft™ announced new releases of its core products – MapleSim™, the high-performance, multi-domain modeling and simulation tool, and Maple™, the technical computing software for mathematicians, engineers, and scientists. These products are based on Maplesoft’s core technologies, including the world’s most advanced symbolic computation engine and revolutionary physical modeling techniques. Together, they provide a platform where students can work confidently with everything from theoretical concepts to the subtleties and art of design.

MapleSim makes it easy to manage the results from multiple simulations
MapleSim makes it easy to manage the
results from multiple simulations

MapleSim 2 combines an intuitive physical modeling environment with powerful symbolic techniques that generate model equations in symbolic form, helping teachers to quickly demonstrate the connection between concepts and the underlying mathematical theory. The new release introduces extraordinary 3-D visualization and animation tools which easily transform multibody models into realistic animations, providing greater insight into the system behavior. It also provides tools for managing results from multiple simulations, simplifying a notoriously tedious and confusing task.

At the core of MapleSim lies Maple, the technical computing software which contains a highly advanced symbolic computation engine, powerful numeric solvers, and an intuitive technical document interface. Enhancements to Maple automatically benefit MapleSim users, as well as the many people who use Maple directly.

Maple 13 includes completely new 3-D plotting facilities, powerful new learning and problem-solving tools, and additional resources to enable users to find answers to questions quickly. New plotting facilities include extensive annotation tools and fly-through animations, making 3-D plots more meaningful and easier to interpret. New tools, such as tutors for complex variables and numerical analysis, point-and-click access to control systems design tools, and enhanced step-by-step problem solvers for calculus, help students explore, visualize, and understand mathematical concepts. Maple 13’s leading-edge solvers include revolutionary techniques for finding solutions to differential equations that are beyond the scope of standard methods. This release also contains major expansions to the Maple Portal, including new tutorials and more specialized content. Apart from helping math students perform hundreds of common tasks, the new portal also includes extensive sections designed for engineering students and math educators.

“We are excited to be able to offer universities a complete software solution for mathematics and modeling in research and teaching,” said Jim Cooper, President and CEO of Maplesoft. “With intelligent algorithms for solving a variety of problems, students and teachers in mathematics, science, and engineering can focus on the meaning and application of concepts rather than spend time on understanding the tools. Using these products, they can solve more challenges in the classroom and in their research.”

Pricing and Availability
Single-user academic licenses of MapleSim 2 and Maple 13 are available for US $995 each. Volume, upgrade, and student discounts apply. MapleSim 2 and Maple 13 are available directly from the Maplesoft Web Store or by contacting Maplesoft Sales at 1-800-267-6583. Outside of the US and Canada, the products are available from a local Maplesoft reseller.

About Maplesoft
Maplesoft has over 20 years of experience developing products for technical education and research, offering a solution that applies to every aspect of academic life. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.

Maplesoft’s core technology is the world’s most advanced symbolic computation engine, which is the foundation for all of its products, including Maple, the technical computing and documentation environment; MapleSim, the high-performance, multi-domain modeling and simulation tool for physical systems; and Maple T.A.™, a web-based system for creating and assessing online tests and assignments.

Maplesoft also introduced a fundamental shift in technical education through its Clickable Math™ and Clickable Engineering™ initiatives. The idea behind this shift is to create technology that will allow students and teachers to focus on the concepts, not the tool. These initiatives deliver powerful mathematics through visual, interactive point-and-click methods in Maple, while the intuitive physical modeling environment of MapleSim helps teachers to quickly demonstrate the connection between modeling concepts and the underlying mathematical theory.

Over 90% of advanced research institutions and universities worldwide, including MIT, Stanford, Oxford, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the U.S. Department of Energy, have adopted Maplesoft solutions to enhance their education and research activities. In industry Maplesoft’s customers include Ford, Toyota, NASA, Canadian Space Agency, Motorola, and DreamWorks, covering sectors such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, defense, consumer products, and entertainment.

Visit www.maplesoft.com to learn more.

Maple 13
MapleSim 2