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Eigenpairs - Live!...

June 12 2015
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You are teaching linear algebra, or perhaps a differential equations course that contains a unit on first-order linear systems. You need to get across the notion of the eigenpair of a matrix, that is, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, what they mean, how are they found, for what are they useful.

Of course, Maple's Context Menu can, with a click or two of the mouse, return both eigenvalues and eigenvectors. But that does not satisfy the needs of the student: an answer has been given but nothing has been learned. So, of what use is Maple in this pedagogical task? How can Maple enhance the lessons devoted to finding and using eigenpairs of a matrix?

In this webinar I am going to demonstrate how Maple can be used to get across the concept of the eigenpair, to show its meaning, to relate this concept to the by-hand algorithms taught in textbooks.

Ah, but it's not enough just to do the calculations - they also have to be easy to implement so that the implementation does not cloud the pedagogic goal. So, an essential element of this webinar will be its Clickable format, free of the encumbrance of commands and their related syntax. I'll use a syntax-free paradigm to keep the technology as simple as possible while achieving the didactic goal.

Notes added on July 7, 2015:

combstruct package...

January 26 2015
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Greetings to all.

I am writing to alert MaplePrimes users to a Maple package that makes an remarkable contribution to combinatorics and really ought to be part of your discrete math / symbolic combinatorics class if you teach one. The combstruct package was developed at INRIA in Paris, France, by the algorithmics research team of P. Flajolet during the mid 1990s. This software package features a parser for grammars involving combinatorial operators such as sequence, set or multiset and it can derive functional equations from the grammar as well as exponential and ordinary generating functions for labeled and unlabeled enumeration. Coefficients of these generating functions can be computed. All of it easy to use and very powerful. If you are doing research on some type of combinatorial structure definitely check with combstruct first.

My purpose in this message is to advise you of the existence of this package and encourage you to use it in your teaching and research. With this in mind I present five applications of the combstruct package. These are very basic efforts that admit improvement that can perhaps serve as an incentive to deploy combstruct nonetheless. Here they are:

I hope you enjoy reading these and perhaps you might want to feature combstruct as well, which presented the first complete implementation in a computer algebra system of the symbolic method, sometimes called the folklore theorem of combinatorial enumeration, when it initially appeared.

Best regards,

Marko Riedel.

Top 10 Webinars of 2014...

January 06 2015 Maple Maple T.A. MapleSim
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Happy New Year! Now that 2014 is behind us, I thought it would be interesting to look back on the year and recap our most popular webinars. I’ve gathered together a list of the top 10 academic webinars from 2014 below. All these webinars are available on-demand, and you can watch the recording by clicking on the webinar titles below.

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See What’s New in Maple 18 for Educators

In this webinar, an expert from Maplesoft will explore new features in Maple 18, including improved tools for developing quizzes, enhanced tools for visualizations, updated user interface, and more.

Introduction to Teaching Calculus with Maple: A Complete Kit

During this webinar you will learn how to boost student engagement with highly interactive lectures, reinforce concepts with built-in “what-if” explorations, consolidate learning with carefully-constructed homework questions, and more.

Maplesoft Solutions for Math Education

In this webinar, you will learn how Maple, The Möbius Project, and Maplesoft’s testing and assessment solutions are redefining mathematics education.

Teaching Concepts with Maple

This webinar will demonstrate the Teaching Concepts with Maple section of our website, including why it exists and how to use it to help students learn concepts more quickly and with greater insight and understanding.

Revised Calculus Study Guide - A Clickable-Calculus Manual

This webinar will provide an overview of the Revised Calculus Study Guide, the most complete guide to how Maple can be used in teaching and learning calculus without first having to learn any commands.

Clickable Engineering Math: Interactive Engineering Problem Solving

In this webinar, general engineering problem-solving methods are presented using clickable techniques in the application areas of mechanics, circuits, control, and more.

Hollywood Math 2

In this second installment of the Hollywood Math webinar series, we will present some more examples of mathematics being used in Hollywood films and popular hit TV series.

Robotics Design in Maple and MapleSim

In this webinar, learn how to quickly create multi-link robots by simply defining DH parameters in MapleSim. After a model is created, learn to extract the kinematic and dynamic equations symbolically in Maple.

Introduction to Maple T.A. 10

This webinar will demonstrate the key features of Maple T.A. from both the instructor and student viewpoint, including new features in Maple T.A. 10.

The Möbius Project: Bringing STEM Courses Online

View this presentation to better understand the challenges that exist today when moving a STEM course online and to find out how the Maplesoft Teaching Solutions Group can help you realize your online course vision.

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Are there any topics you’d like to see us present in 2015? Make sure to leave us a comment with your ideas!

Kim

Interesting application...

January 24 2014 Maple
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I'd like to pay attention to an application "Periodicity of Sunspots " by Samir Khan, where a real data is analysed. That application can be used in teaching statistics.

PS. The code by Samir Khan works well for me.

Additional Clickable Calculus Solutions Posted...

July 25 2013 Maple
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Thirteen Clickable Calculus examples have been added to the Teaching Concepts with Maple section of the Maplesoft web site. The additions include examples in algebra, differential and integral calculus, lines-and-planes in multivariate calculus, and linear algebra. By my count, this means some 97 Clickable Calculus examples are now available.

In the Algebra/Precalculus section, examples of an

announcement of textbook for mathematics with Mapl...

February 14 2013 Maple
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A powerful approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics for students of science and engineering has been made practical through the development of powerful general mathematical software, of which Maple provides the least steep learning curve.  Accordingly, it is timely to produce an interactive electronic textbook that, for students of chemistry -- also biochemistry and chemical engineering, has as its objective in part I,
Mathematics for...

Can anyone suggest some non-routine class projects...

December 05 2012
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I'm looking for several challenging projects for a Calculus II course using Maple which I'll be teaching in Spring 2013.  By challenging I mean that the project will have several steps including both conceptual and computational aspects.  I'd also like them to be suitable for group work if possible.  I'd be willing to devote from 3-5 class periods for each of three or four different projects.  Our Calc I and Calc II are five hour...

Yet more Clickable Calculus solutions!...

December 03 2012 Maple
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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

Teaching Calculus with Maple: A Complete Kit...

November 08 2012 Maple
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We have just released Teaching Calculus with Maple: A Complete Kit.  Leveraging both Maple and Maple T.A., Teaching Calculus with Maple includes lecture notes, student worksheets, Maple demonstrations, Maple T.A. homework, and more – everything you need to teach Calculus 1 and Calculus 2.  Teaching Calculus with Maple  was developed at the University of Guelph under the leadership of an award-winning teacher and field-tested in classes with hundreds of students.

A Simple Thank You...

October 11 2012 Maple
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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...

Implicitplot3d bounded portion of surface...

September 22 2012
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I want to graph the portion of the plane 2x + 3y + z = 6 that are located in the first octant of a xyz coordinate system. The following implicitplot3d should in principle do it:

Ten new 'Teaching Concepts with Maple' examples ad...

August 03 2012 Maple
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With the addition of ten new Clickable-Calculus examples to the Teaching Concepts with Maple section of the Maplesoft website, we've now posted 63 of the 154 solved problems in my data-base of syntax-free calculations. Once again, these examples and associated videos illustrate point-and-click computations, but more important, they embody the

Teaching Concepts with Maple...

May 14 2012 Maple
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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,...

I want hlep me to slove non-linear function...

May 16 2011
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Hi , I'm Alan GHafur , I'm student in master dagree in Statistic in Irbil / Iraq .I want learn how can slove non linear function in Maple.

thank you for hlep me.

FixedPointIteration of Maple...

April 04 2011
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Hi,

I'm teaching numerical analysis with Maple and then I started with fixed iteration method.

When I programed the method which is simple, I got the solution as:

restart:with(Student[NumericalAnalysis]):

f := x->2*tan(x)-x-1;

g := x->arctan((1/2)*x+1/2);   # fixed point method where the solution of x=g(x) is the the solution f(x)=0

x[0] := 0.2; for k from 0 to 20 do x[k+1] := evalf(g(x[k])) end do; this line give the solution

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