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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.


  • 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: 9/2/1997
  • Edition description: BK&CD ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 6.64 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Table of Contents

Structure of this book
1 What is Maple? 3
2 How to use Maple 11
3 Using Maple as a pocket calculator 33
4 Graduating with Maple 37
5 Survival rules for handling Maple 63
6 Variable management 77
7 Constants, operators and functions 93
8 User-defined functions 103
9 Complex numbers 113
10 Processing and simplification of mathematical expressions 117
11 Solving equations analytically and numerically 141
12 Sequences, lists and sets 157
13 Tables and arrays 167
14 Vector and matrix calculus 177
15 Limits, sums and products 199
16 Differentiation 213
17 Integration 221
18 Differential equations 237
19 Graphics I: 2D graphics 261
20 Graphics II: 3D graphics 277
21 Combinatorics, statistics, probability calculus 297
22 Regression and interpolation functions 317
23 Minima and maxima, linear optimization 325
24 Series expansion 331
25 Fourier transformation 351
26 Laplace, Mellin and Z transformations 365
27 Vector analysis 375
28 Programming I: basics, internal structures 383
29 Programming II: procedural language elements 401
30 Programming III: user-defined commands and packages 427
31 Graphics III: special commands 455
32 Graphics IV: graphics programming 473
A Mathematica versus Maple 493
B: Contents of the CD-ROM 503
References 505
Index 507
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