In a webinar on July 10, 2013, I solved the related rate problem:

Helium is pumped into a spherical balloon at the constant rate of 25 cu ft per min.At what rate is the surface area of the balloon increasing at the moment when its radius is 8 ft?

A question in the Q&A at the end of the Webinar asked if it were possible to have an animation illustrate the expanding sphere and the rate of change in the surface area thereof.

Technology is changing the face of education. An obvious statement, of course. Everybody from students to instructors to parents will agree. Over 40 years ago, the introduction of the pocket calculator allowed us to change the focus from menial calculations to applying our knowledge to solve problems and discover the power of mathematics.

Since then we have seen leaps from innovation to innovation. The personal computer. Computer Algebra systems. Tablet computing....

Everyone knows that Maple combines a smart user interface with a highly sophisticated mathematical engine, where common tasks are performed quickly and seamlessly with point, click and drag operations. Of equal importance, however, is the fact that Maple is also backed by a comprehensive programming language. Also called "Maple", this language combines elements from procedural languages (like C), functional languages (like Lisp) as well as object oriented languages (like C++...

Using the Quandl API, we have created a Quandl library for Maple. The Quandl library for Maple provides easy access to Quandl’s repository of over 5 million time-series datasets from directly inside Maple, allowing you to utilize Maple’s robust tools for mathematical statistics and data analysis on Quandl’s extensive collection of data. This library features a similar set of functionalities to the Quandl

It’s hard to believe, but Maplesoft as a company has reached the quarter-century mark. Twenty-five years ago this month, the founders launched this company as a vehicle to market, distribute and support a symbolic computation program they had created called Maple. They had...

Maple 17 adds several new visualizations in Graph Theory as well as updates to inequality plotting and visualizing branch cuts in mathematical expressions. In preparing the “what’s new” pages for Maple 17, we decided to showcase several of these plots alongside some of our other favourites.

The following file contains code to create most of the “what’s new” plots, as well as some quick tips and techniques for using the ColorTools package to enhance your plots:...

In Maple 17, the Student MultivariateCalculus package has been augmented with fifteen new commands relevant for defining and manipulating lines and planes. There already exists a functionality for this in the geom3d package whose structures differ from those in the new Student packages. Students...

Every year at Maplesoft, we continue to pursue our mission of making powerful computational mathematics easily accessible within a friendly environment. Maple 17 is no exception: Hundreds of new algorithms, from differential equations to statistics to signal processing, continue to keep Maple ahead of the curve. At the same time, a wealth...

Never before has the educational landscape been changing as fast as it is today, driven by a new generation of students who are growing up with instant access to on-demand information. This generation relies on ubiquitous network access and takes for granted technology that permeates every aspect of their lives. Phones and tablets are everyday companions and are used to connect with their peers, take classroom notes and research school projects. Beyond being mere consumers...

Ten more Clickable Calculus solutions have been added to the Teaching Concepts with Maple section of the Maplesoft web site. Solutions to problems include examples in algebra, differential and integral calculus, lines-and-planes in multivariate calculus, linear algebra, and vector calculus.The algebra additions include an example illustrating how a

Recently, a Maplesoft customer service representative received an e-mail from one of our users with the subject line: A Simple Thank You. We wanted to share this message with you, as it demonstrates how the power and flexibility of Maple helped one student get ahead in his studies. The following is an actual email we received from Eli E., which describes his experience using Maple as a university student.

Hello, my name is Eli...

Revision Note:I have updated the graph in the attached Maple document based on Doug Meade's comment below.CarTalkPuzzler_9-22-.mw

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, is carried by National Public Radio...

Eleven new Clickable-Calculus examples have been added to the Teaching Concepts with Maple section of the Maplesoft website. That means some 74 of the 154 solved problems in my data-base of syntax-free calculations are now available. Once again, these examples and associated videos illustrate point-and-click computations in support of the pedagogic message of resequencing skills and concepts.This message has been articulated in ...

This post is a further exploration of the optimization problem of finding a point on f(x) = sinh(x) - xe^{-3x }closest to the point (1,7). The problem is part of our Teaching Concepts with Maple web site, a collection of video examples and Maple worksheets designed to illustrate how Maple can be used to generate...

MapleSim has seen a rapid evolution since its inception in 2008 as a multi-domain system-level modeling and simulation environment. Market response has been outstanding: Maplesoft has been working with an expanding list of key industry players such as AISIN AW Co., Ltd. and B&R, while major customers like

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