Hi to all. My first post. I'm new to Mapleprimes, but have been involved with Maple for a few years.
I would like to have a generalized genetic algorithm optimization tool that I could use to explore various engineering system optimization problems. I'm not aware of anything "out there" in this area. Is anyone aware of such a tool (open source or commercial)?
Sherrell @ Oak Ridge National Lab
FYI, Maplesoft has just released an e-book called Advanced Engineering Mathematics with Maple
(R. Lopez author). Engineers among you will recognize the title as it is used by several popular texts. These books cover most of the primary mathematical topics encountered in engineering.
The University of Toronto
is Canada's largest university and considered one of its very best. Its downtown campus (St. George) campus is the original site with all of the older buildings (circ. mid 19th century) and most of its most prestigeous faculties. Of note for the math crowd would be the Fields Institute
Last week, Maplesoft exhibited at NI Week in Austin, Texas, the primary conference for the National Instruments (NI) user community. They are best known for their data acquisition and testing hardware. More recently, through their software product LabVIEW, they have been becoming significant in the general modeling and simulation space.
Or would engineering be under "Applied Science"?
We're now getting into the final points. One thing that I envisioned for this site is some way for individuals to showcase themselves and if they wanted to share certain identifying and possibly fun information. Currently that section looks extremely corporate and wreaks of someone wanting spam targets.
My suggestions are,
1) remove telephone numbers all together
2) keep addresses as knowing what country, city, organization etc.
3) My job is, (choose one only):
- technical professional in industry or government
- professor or university staff
- graduate student
- undergraduat student
One of the more interesting application areas of Maple is in the area of cryptography. A symbolic system's algebraic and integer facilities are great tools in exploring or developing ciphers. Today, I was chatting with a colleague of mine on the topic of ancient computers and at one point, I had expressed my desire to find a replica Enigma machine ... I was promptly introduced to ... http://mckoss.com/Crypto/Enigma.htm