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Maple 16 is here!...

March 28 2012 laurent 680 Maple

Released today, with over 4500 additions and enhancements, Maple 16 reinforces our track record for consistent innovation and industry leadership in areas like ease of use and symbolic computing performance.

Dr. Gilbert Lai is a mentor for the FIRST Robotics team SWAT 771. He is helping an all girls team from grades 7-12 design a basketball-shooting robot for this year’s annual FIRST Robotics Competition. Dr. Lai is using MapleSim and Maple to help the team understand the principles involved and design their robot. This blog post is part of a series that chronicles the progress of the team.  Posts in the series include:

  • Part 1 - ...

Dr. Gilbert Lai is a mentor for the FIRST Robotics team SWAT 771. He is helping an all girls team from grades 7-12 design a basketball-shooting robot for this year’s annual FIRST Robotics Competition. Dr. Lai is using MapleSim and Maple to help the team understand the principles involved and design their robot. This blog post is part of a series that chronicles the progress of the team.  Posts in the series include:

  • Part 1 - 

Dr. Gilbert Lai is a mentor for the FIRST Robotics team SWAT 771. He is helping an all girls team from grades 7-12 design a basketball-shooting robot for this year’s annual FIRST Robotics Competition. Dr. Lai is using MapleSim and Maple to help the team understand the principles involved and design their robot. This blog post is part of a series that chronicles the progress of the team.  Posts in the series include:

  • Part 1 - 

The directional derivative of a scalar function f(x), computed in the direction u in Cartesian coordinates, is defined by

A recent Tips and Techniques article in the Maple Reporter contained the following five "gems" from my Red Book of Maple Magic. These 'gems' are tricks and techniques for Maple that I've discovered in my years here at Maplesoft. The previous 15 gems have appeared in three other issues of the Reporter, as...

Liquid flowing in a pipeline has inertia.  If a valve at the end of the pipeline suddenly closes, a pressure surge hits the valve, and travels through the pipeline at the speed of sound. The damping effect of fluid friction gradually attenuates the pressure wave.

This phenomenon is called water hammer and can cause damage significant damage, sometimes even rupturing the pipeline.

The pressure wave often produces audible sound. If you’ve ever heard...

Car Talk Puzzler...

December 14 2011 rlopez 1273 Maple

National Public Radio in the USA carries Car Talk, a humorous phone-in program in which Tom and Ray Magliozzi (Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers) diagnose and offer solutions for mysterious auto-related maladies. It's an amusing hour on Saturday mornings.

 

On November 22, Joe Riel posted an implicit differentiation problem that caught my attention. It took the manipulations typically learned in an Advanced Calculus course one step further, but the devices learned in such a course could readily be applied. Joe's solution was expressed in terms of exterior...

The iPad is a very exciting device and it has been gaining broad adoption from our academic and professional customers alike. It was a logical step for us to bring Maple technology to this platform.
 
The Maple Player for iPad is now available in the Apple App Store. It comes bundled with ready-made interactive Maple documents, covering topics like integration, differentiation, computing...

Today we've lost computing pioneer Dennis Ritchie. For those not familiar with Dr. Ritchie, he was the co-inventor of the Unix operating system (with Ken Thompson), and the C programming language (with Brian Kernighan), both of which are an integral part of Maple's history.

When Gaston Gonnet implemented the very first version of the Maple kernel, he wanted to do it in the then-new C language, for the hardware and operating system independence that it provided. Unfortunately,...

Paper Models of 3D Plots...

September 09 2011 Paul 390 Maple

 

                

3D Paper Physical Model

The problem

Back in 1996 I was working for the Symbolic Computation Group at the University of Waterloo, developing algorithms and code...

MapleSim has been delivering unique advantages in physical modeling and system simulation for many years. Today we release the latest iteration: MapleSim 5. Looking back at some of the earlier versions of our software, it is hard to believe that this is the same product; from the user interface to the component libraries to the simulation engine, every part of the system has experienced a striking evolution.

Like its predecessors, MapleSim 5 is based on the Maple mathematical...

Pendulum Waves...

June 06 2011 Samir Khan 519 MapleSim

I recently stumbled upon a hypnotic video of 15 out-of-phase pendulums from a physics experiment at Harvard University.

The...

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