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Maple : A Comprehensive Introduction

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A knowledge of one or more high level symbolic mathematics programs is rapidly becoming a necessity for mathematics users from all fields of science. The main aim of this book is to provide a solid grounding in Maple, one of the best known of these programs. The authors have sought to combine efficiency and economy of exposition with a complete coverage of Maple. The book has twelve chapters of which eight are completely accessible to anyone who has completed the usual calculus and linear sequences as taught in American universities. These cover the great majority of Maple's capabilities. There are also three chapters on Maple programming. These can be read without prior programming experience, but a knowledge of a high level programming language (Basic, Fortran, C etc.) will help a lot. There is also a chapter on some relevant aspects of algebra. Although the book is complete in its coverage of Maple, there is no 'fat' in the book. Above all, the book is designed to enable the reader to extract value from Maple without wasting time and effort in the learning process. It is the fastest track to Maple expertise.show more

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' ... gives a more thorough treatment than most other introductions to Maple.' Paul Levrie, ITW Nieuws ' ... a solid grounding in Maple.' L'Enseignement Mathematique 'All in all this is a recommendable book for everybody using or starting with Maple.' F. Manhart (Wien) International Mathematical News ' ... this is a pleasant book that provides a good introduction to the flavour of Maple.' Zentralblattshow more

Table of contents

1. Planting the seeds: introducing maple; 2. Numbers, functions and basic algebra; 3. Calculus and differential equations; 4. Matrices, linear algebra and the linear package; 5. The last resort: numerical methods; 6. Graphs and graphics; 7. Algebra with maple; 8. Useful utilities; 9. What's in the packages?; 10. Looping, branching and data structures; 11. Introducing maple programming; 12. Programming examples.show more