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Philip Yasskin, a long-time Maple user and professor at Texas A&M University is passionate about getting young people engaged in mathematics. One of his programs is SEE-Math: a two-week summer day camp for gifted middle school children interested in math. Maplesoft has been a long-standing supporter of SEE-Math, providing software and prizes for the campers.

A major project in SEE-Math is developing computer animations using Maple. Students spend their time creating various animations, in hopes of taking the top prize at the end of the workshop. A slew of animations are submitted, some with pop-culture references, elaborate plot lines, and incredible detail. The top animations take home prizes, while all animations from that year are featured on the SEE-Math website.

Maplesoft proudly sponsors this event, and many like it, to promote interest in STEM education. To see all of the animations from this year’s SEE-Math camp, please visit: You can find the animations listed under “Euler,” “Godel,” “Noether,” and “Ramanujan,” found halfway down the page.

I'll be vacationing in Amsterdam May 1-11. I was wondering if there are any Maple-related activities or institutions there that I might visit. I believe that the Netherlands has somewhat of a national drive toward the use of computer algebra in education, much more so than the United States. Can anyone here confirm that? And if that's true, is Maple a big part of it?


It's been 3+ months since we launched this new, experimental, Maple Physics: Research & Development webpage, containing fixes and new developments around the clock made available to everybody. Today we are extending this experience to Differential Equations and Mathematical functions, launching the Maple Differential Equations and Mathematical Functions: Research & Development Maplesoft webpage. Hey!

With these pages we intend to move the focus of developments directly into the topics people are actually working on. The experience so far has been really good, putting our development at high RPM, an exciting roller-coast of exchange and activity.

As with the Research version of Physics, when suggestions about DEs or Mathematical Functions are implemented or issues are fixed, typically within a couple of days when that is possible, the changes will be made available to everybody directly in this new Maplesoft webpage. One word of clarification: for now, these updates will not include numerical ODE or numerical PDE solutions nor their numerical plotting. Sorry guys. One step at a time :)

This first update today concerns Differential Equations: dsolve and pdsolve can now handle linear systems of equations also when entered in Vector notation (Matrices and Vectors), related to a post in Mapleprimes from October/29. Attached is a demo illustrating the idea.

Everybody is welcome to bring suggestions and post issues. You can do that directly in Mapleprimes or writing to While Differential Equations and Mathematical Functions are two areas where the Maple system is currently more mature than in Physics, these two areas cover so many subjects, including that there are the Research and the Education perspectives, that the number of possible topics is immense. 


Edgardo S. Cheb-Terrab
Physics, DEs and Mathematical Functions, Maplesoft

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...

Dear Maple users

I like to use animations in Maple for different educational purposes. The other day I tried making an animation simulating a simplified Epicycle, which is a small circle with its centre running on a larger circle. The smaller one has a ball running on it with a constant velocity. I used the following code:

> with(plots);
> with(plottools);
> omega := 1; k := 5; R := 5; r := 2;
> plot1 := plot([R*cos(omega*t), R*sin(omega*t), t = 0 .. 2*Pi]);

Being easy to use is nice, but being easy to learn with is better. Maple’s ease-of-use paradigm, captured in the phrases “Clickable Calculus” and “Clickable Math” provides a syntax-free way to use Maple. The learning curve is flattened. But making Maple easy to use to use badly in the classroom helps neither student nor instructor.

In the mid to late ‘80s,...

In memory of a Friend. Maple 16 for Russian students.

Оформление - облегченное, чтобы работало на любом компьютере. Разархи и открыти файл ege.html. Неточности присутствуют, наверное. Поправим вместе.

I did not come across with a sorting algorithm animation that allows me to enter my own data, so I decided to write one in Maple.

In this worksheet, you can create an animation on sorting the integers that you have entered. If you let the worksheet to generate the data for you, you can specify the sortedness of the data. This feature allows you to visualize how some algorithms perform better or worse on data of a certain characteristic: The time complexity may not be...

Mechanics of Materials Toolbox Screencasts:

The cost of some mathematical sites (estimated
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What math behind the PHA? DFT FFT?


Russian MAC:
1.000.000 visits during the period June 2010 to April 2011

From the work of the Russian MAC.
3.000 visitors a day, about 20.000 visits per day


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