Is there an online forum/discussion board devoted to the use of Maple in mathematics education? The forums I know about (here, usenet groups), seem mostly technical. But I have some education questions I'd like to ask - I just don't know where to ask them.
Hopefully this is fun ... Recently in doing a bit of research for a marketing project (yes, I research math for marketing projects), I ran across this 10 Greatest Mathematicians list
. I am not certain, how credible the author's analysis is but thought this crowd would be perfect to offer some insight into this very interesting question -- "Who was/is the greatest mathematician of all time?". The 10 choices are from the original Web site and are listed in alphabetical order. Comments more than welcome ... almost mandatory :-)
Dear Maple Users,
I have the following problem:
How to find the best-fitted function P(x,y) = ax+by+cxy+d to the following data:
i= 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
xi= 150, 152, 154, 156, 156, 157, 158, 158
yi= 134, 136, 106, 61, 90, 124, 41, 135
I know that in Maple functions that can solve interpolation and approximation problems with one variable are implemented. But how to solve the problem with two variables?
Does anyone have advice for content in a maple tutorial for calculus students and any math students for that matter? I am doing a tutorial to help students avoid the fear of Maple and try to help them to avoid common mistakes. Any suggestions would be great!
How can one set math as the default input mode for a worksheet when using Maple Input notation? I find that creating a new execution group always puts me back in text mode. Of course, I fail to notice this and enter math expressions with annoying results. 2-D Input Notation will remain in math mode. I am using OS X (10.3.9).
It's obvious how to use Maple 10 for creating a document, but has anyone used Maple 10 for presentations? I'm going to present in a seminar in a couple of weeks and have some Maple demonstrations and graphics to show the group. I'd be interested in hearing tips, suggestions, experiences and ideas for presenting mathematical content to a group from within Maple. (I'm familair of course, with Powerpoint and LaTeX slides, and the LaTeX Prosper package. I'd use LaTeX/Prosper except that then I have to embed the Maple in the presentation. It would be more convenient if I can use Maple solely.)
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.
Would it be appropriate to have a forum dedicated to questions on Maple T.A. (I have many of them!) ? Many of the Maple T.A. issues are not exactly "mathematical" so they don't seem to fit in the other forum topics. Is there enough interest to warrant such a forum? Is there already a forum someplace else I haven't looked?
My Maple T.A. question: Does altering the due date for an assignment after students have started adversely affect any of the student records?
Any help or suggestion on where to post this would be great.
I'm trying to use evalb to see if two versions of an expression that i'm comparing is true. here is my input please bear with me i don't know how to enter symbolic math into these posts yet. evalb ((1/2 (2^((1/4)) (((a)/(Pi)))^((1/4))* (e)^((-1/4 (k^2)/(a))))/(sqrt(Pi) sqrt(a)) )= (((2*a)/(Pi))^((1/4))*(1/(sqrt(2*a)))*(e)^((- (k^(2))/(4*a))))); and I get the Error Message " Error Unknown Operator" with a red dashed square around the first exponential (the first actual letter e)in the first expression to the left of the equal sign that i'm trying to compare. Thanks, Please anyone help
Thanks to genus3 and his personal Web site
for offering (via his membership profile) links some excellent online collections of digitized historical monographs by many of the great mathematicians. Collections are from Cornell
and University of Göttingen
. The latter also links to collections of historical monographs in on-mathematical topics.
I've never been to Ireland, but this was the first thing that popped into my head when I heard of "mathematical tourism":
As the story goes (recounted here among other places), on October 16, 1843, the Irish mathematician William Rowan Hamilton was walking along the Royal Canal in Dublin with his wife, when he invented the basic relation defining the quaternions. (He had previously been thinking about ways of extending the complex numbers to higher dimensions.) Supposedly, he was so excited by this that he carved i=j=k=ijk=-1 into nearby Brougham Bridge, which must have been one of the most spectacularly opaque pieces of graffiti in history. Unfortunately, there is no trace of such a carving now, but there is a plaque commemorating Hamilton's idea.
Licence: JP [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
According to the article, since 1989 mathematicians from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth have organized a pilgrimage from Dunsink Observatory to the bridge on the anniversary of Hamilton's discovery. So if you're ever in Dublin in October, you assuredly have someplace to go.
(But be sure not to commute there! :))