Maple: An Introduction and Reference / Edition 1

Maple: An Introduction and Reference / Edition 1

by Michael Kofler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0201178990

ISBN-13: 9780201178999

Pub. Date: 09/02/1997

Publisher: Pearson

Maple: An Introduction and Reference offers a practical and accessible introduction to the latest version of this very popular computer algebra system. The bookIs clear structure, which features syntax summaries at the end of each chapter, makes it ideal as both a text- and reference book.

Following a straightforward introduction to Maple, all the

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Overview

Maple: An Introduction and Reference offers a practical and accessible introduction to the latest version of this very popular computer algebra system. The bookIs clear structure, which features syntax summaries at the end of each chapter, makes it ideal as both a text- and reference book.

Following a straightforward introduction to Maple, all the important applications of the computer algebra system are covered, including simplification of mathematical expressions, equation solving, differentiation and integration, Fourier and Laplace transformations, and vector analysis.

Features

  • contains hundreds of examples
  • extensive coverage of graphics, with more than 200 illustrations
  • includes an introduction to programming
  • common error and survival sections help avoid the usual pitfalls
  • CD-ROM included, containing all the examples in the book, the Windows program MaplePS, which converts Maple graphics files into a format suitable for importing into any word processing program, and demo versions of Maple serving Macintosh, Windows and Unix platforms



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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201178999
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
09/02/1997
Edition description:
BK&CD ROM
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.64(w) x 9.14(h) x 1.08(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Structure of this book
1What is Maple?3
2How to use Maple11
3Using Maple as a pocket calculator33
4Graduating with Maple37
5Survival rules for handling Maple63
6Variable management77
7Constants, operators and functions93
8User-defined functions103
9Complex numbers113
10Processing and simplification of mathematical expressions117
11Solving equations analytically and numerically141
12Sequences, lists and sets157
13Tables and arrays167
14Vector and matrix calculus177
15Limits, sums and products199
16Differentiation213
17Integration221
18Differential equations237
19Graphics I: 2D graphics261
20Graphics II: 3D graphics277
21Combinatorics, statistics, probability calculus297
22Regression and interpolation functions317
23Minima and maxima, linear optimization325
24Series expansion331
25Fourier transformation351
26Laplace, Mellin and Z transformations365
27Vector analysis375
28Programming I: basics, internal structures383
29Programming II: procedural language elements401
30Programming III: user-defined commands and packages427
31Graphics III: special commands455
32Graphics IV: graphics programming473
AMathematica versus Maple493
B: Contents of the CD-ROM503
References505
Index507

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