Introduction to Maple / Edition 3

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The fully revised edition of this best-selling title presents the modern computer algebra system Maple. It teaches the reader not only what can be done by Maple but also how and why it can be done. It provides the necessary background for those who want the most of Maple or want to extend its built-in knowledge, and it includes both elementary and more sophisticated examples as well as many exercises.

A "gentle" introduction to Maple--updated to incorporate the latest version of the software. By presenting a variety of problems and showing how Maple can be used to solve them, the book provides a hands-on, in-depth presentation of the most important aspects of the Maple V system. 21 illus.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387002309
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 4/8/2003
  • Edition description: 3rd ed. 2003
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 828
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Computer Algebra
• The First Steps: Calculus on Numbers
• Variables and Names
• Getting Around with Maple
• Polynomials and Rational Functions
• Internal Data Representation and Substitution
• Manipulation of Polynomials and Rational Expressions
• Functions
• Differentiation
• Integration and Summation
• Series, Approximation, and Limits
• Composite Data Types
• The Assume Facility
• Simplification
• Graphics
• Solving Equations
• Differential Equations
• The Kinear-Algebra Package
• Linear Algebra: Applications
• The Groebner Basis
• References
• Index
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