# The Maple V Primer: Release 4 / Edition 1

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### Overview

Learn how to use the modern techniques offered by Maple V, a powerful and popular computer algebra system. The Maple V Primer: Release 4 covers all the basic topics a reader needs to know to use Maple V in its major revision encompassed in Release 4 to do algebra and calculus, solve equations, graph 2- and 3-dimensional plots, perform simple programming tasks, and prepare mathematical documents.
Every common command and function is supported by a specific example, so you won't waste time struggling with the syntax. Graphs, plots, and other Maple output are provided along with the syntax, so the user knows what to expect when she or he uses a particular command. And all the examples come with a short discussion, answering questions you might have about applying the example to your own work. This is a painless - even fun - way to learn how to use Maple V.

### Product Details

• ISBN-13: 9780849326813
• Publisher: Taylor & Francis
• Publication date: 11/6/1996
• Edition description: New Edition
• Edition number: 1
• Pages: 160
• Product dimensions: 4.00 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Chapter 1. Getting started
Starting a MAPLE V session
Basic syntax
Editing mistakes
Help
Quitting MAPLE V
Chapter 2. MAPLE V as a calculator
Exact arithmetic and basic functions
Floating-point arithmetic
Chapter 3. High school algebra
Polynomials and rational functions
Factoring a polynomial
Expanding an expression
Collecting like terms
Simplifying an expression
Simplifying rational functions
Coefficients of a polynomial
Substituting into an expression
Restoring variable status
Equations
Left and right-hand sides
Finding exact solutions
Finding approximate solutions
Assigning solutions
Fun with integers
Complete integer factorization
Quotient and remainder
Gcd and lcm
Primes
Integer solutions
Chapter 4. Data types
Sequences
Sets
Lists
Tables
Arrays
Data conversions
Chapter 5. Calculus
Defining functions
Composition of functions
Summation and product
Limits
Differentiation
Extrema
Integration
Techniques of integration
Taylor and series expansions
Solving differential equations
Asymptotic expansions
Chapter 6. Graphics
2-dimensional plotting
Restricting domain and range
Parametric plots
Multiple plots
Polar plots
Plotting implicit functions
Plotting points
Title and text in a plot
Plotting options
Saving and printing a plot
3-dimensional plotting
Parametric plots
Multiple plots
Space curves
Contour plots
Plotting surfaces defined implicitly
Title and text in a plot
3-dimensional plotting options
Animation
Chapter 7. Linear Algebra
Vectors, arrays and matrices
Matrix operations
Elementary row operations
Gaussian elimination
Inverses and determinants
Row space, column space, nullspace
Eigenvectors and diagonalization
Jordan form
Random matrices
More linalg functions
Chapter 8. MAPLE V Programming
Conditional statements
Loops
Procedures
Local and global variables
Viewing built-in MAPLE V code
Chapter 9. Saving and reading files
Saving a Maple session
Saving worksheets and LaTeX
Chapter 10. Document preparation
Inserting math into text
Creating a subsection
Cutting and pasting
Bookmarks and hypertext
Chapter 11. Overview of Packages
Numerical approximation
Combinatorial functions
Number Theory
Orthogonal polynomials
Statistics
Student calculus
Other packages
Glossary of commands
Index

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