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Advanced Problem Solving with Maple

A First Course, 1st Edition

By William P. Fox, William Bauldry

Chapman and Hall/CRC

352 pages | 107 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138601857
pub: 2019-08-01
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Problem Solving is essential to solve real-world problems. The text applies the mathematical modeling process by formulating, building, solving, analyzing, and criticizing mathematical models. It is intended for a course introducing students to mathematical topics they will revisit within their further studies. The authors present mathematical modeling topics using Maple as the computer algebra system for solving mathematical equations as well as obtaining plots that help us perform our analyses. The book presents cogent applications demonstrate an effective use of a Maple, provide discussions of the results obtained using Maple, and stimulate thought and analysis of additional applications.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Problem Solving and Maple. Ordinary Differential Equations. Systems of Ordinary Differential Equations. Linear Optimization. Model Fitting.

About the Authors

Dr. William P. Fox is a professor in the Department of Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School. He received his BS degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, his MS in operations research at the Naval Postgraduate School, and his Ph.D. at Clemson University. He has taught at the United States Military Academy and at Francis Marion University where he was the chair of mathematics for eight years. He has many publications and scholarly activities including sixteen books, one hundred and fifty journal articles, and about one hundred and fifty conference presentations, and workshops. He is president-emeritus of the NPS faculty council. He was Past- President of the Military Application Society of INFORMS and is the current Vice Chair for Programs for BIG SIGMAA.

Bill Bauldry, Prof of Mathematics at Appalachian State University, received his PhD in Approximation Theory from Ohio State in 1985. He joined the math dept at Appalachian State in 1986 where he served two terms as dept chair and received the Arts & Sciences Jimmy Smith Outstanding Service Award in 2007. Bill has authored texts on calculus, linear algebra, and his most recent, an Intro to Real Analysis including Lebesgue Measure. He has published many papers on pedagogy and technology, often using Maple, and has been the PI of several NSF-funded projects incorporating technology and modeling into math courses. He has been a judge in COMAP’s Math Contest in Modeling (MCM) since 2002, and currently serves as the Assoc Director of the MCM.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MATHEMATICS / Differential Equations
MATHEMATICS / Number Systems