As a follow up to the original announcement, I thought I’d include a few more details on some of the new features in Maple 13 designed for engineers. For more information, visit the What’s New pages for professionals and for engineering education.

Maple's package DiscreteTransforms is a bit skinny, I miss various ones like discrete cosine transforms (at least the most 4 types), sine transform, Hartley transform, z-transform and may be the fractional Fourier transform or symmetric FTs (not sure for the whole herd).

It should be available, if Maple wants to be a numerical tool for technical users (all kinds of engineering I would say): it would not make sense for them to use other libraries, compile and finally combine with Maple, because it does not have it.

Is there somewhere in maple where I can find a list of math, physics, engineering formula's?

I'm actually a little surprised maple doesn't have a math formula, physics formula, engineering formula etc... help pages or something. Just a list of formulas, like the cosine law, maxwells equations, bernoulis principle etc... or even simple formulas. That one could reference to.

It should be fairly easy thing to make, no?

For structural engineering problems, when I multiply a force (N) by a distance I generally want the answer in (Nmm) or (kNm) or units of that form. Yet Maple simplifies the result to Joules, which doesn't mean a whole lot to me when I'm trying to find stresses and strains in structural members.

My question is, how can I define my own set of units that I'm comfortable with instead of having to accept the default Maple units? I'm not having a lot of success customising units with Maple.

GMP is now deeply integrated into Maple - which I consider to be a good thing. But it appears that compiler writers are doing a bad job (see the first paragraph on GMP's home page) In other words, unless you carefully make sure that you have compile GMP properly, it is entirely possible that you end up with a buggy library. Very scary stuff.

To all,

I am trying to carry the units through an engineering calculation; however, after loading the Units package and specifying the 'FPS' system I am not getting the results I expected. Most likely I am at fault - syntax, format, etc. - so I have attached the worksheet in the hope that someone can diagnose the mistake (it starts in the Example 1 section). Thank you for your assistance.

In a previous comment, J. Tarr asks "what is Maple primarily intended to do?", and suggests that I might have something to say on the topic.

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I was just wondering what a good book to learn engineering related mathematics with maple would be? There's one on the website of maplesoft but 125 seems a lot to pay for a book I'll use just for fun. So do you guys have any suggestions?
Thnaks

Hello!
So glad to become a part of this community, I am loving Maple.
So here is my question:
I know c++ fairly well (need to freshen up) and the same idea with Java, Ive seen I can incorporate languages into Maple, or so it seems. What type of things am I capable of doing? And along those lines, any suggestions to what path to take in order to learn such powerful tools?
I am currently working on a bachelor/masters in engineering and would love to know Maple better then I do my own Fiance (just dont tell her).
Thanks in advance!

can I change the behavior of maple to not represent 1/sqrt(2) as sqrt(2)/2? I guess in a mathmatician's view this is a simplification, but not from an engineering standpoint.
also, if I perform combine(sqrt(2)/(sqrt(m)*sqrt(k)),radical,symbolic) I get sqrt(2)*sqrt(1/m k) instead of the desired sqrt(2/(k*m))..is this related?
I'm sure there is a nuance that I am not getting...

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Fedderik van der Bos created a worksheet for the Finite Element Method that is available in the download section for engineering applications; problem is, it uses a maple package (FEM) that is not posted on the site. The application is dated 2000. Does anyone have a copy of this package?

Is there a way to find out the rate of decay of function f(x) when x-> +infinity?
Hi all,
I just wanted to use this real-world engineering problem to practice problem-solving using Maple.
Suppose I have a function f(x) (probably complex valued),
how to find out its rate of decay as x approaches +infinity?
I used "limit" but it will give me a value, not a functional form.
I already knew my function has a limit =0 at x=+infinity.
And it is of fast decay.
I would like to bound the limiting behavior of f(x) by exp(-alpha*x) for some suitable constant alpha.
Is there a way to handle this in Maple?

Hi all, I am asking this for my engineering friend.
We've posted on Maple newsgroup and we just heard that here is another place where Maple experts appear, so we posted it again here to seek more advice -- because we have a struggling problem which annoyed us for several days already! Thank you!
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Here is what I want to compute:
t22 := Re((1/2*(a^2+2*sigma2*(c+g*(ee+i*v)))^(1/2)*exp(.5*a*t)/
(1/2*(a^2+2*sigma2*(c+g*(ee+i*v)))^(1/2)*cosh(1/2*(a^2+2*sigma2*(c
+g*(ee+i*v)))^(1/2)*t)+.5*a*sinh(1/2*(a^2+2*sigma2*(c+g*(ee
+i*v)))^(1/2)*t)))^(2*a*xbar/sigma2))
Assuming all variables are real and positive...