Maple is a very powerful computer algebra system used by students, educators, mathematicians, statisticians, scientists, and engineers for doing numerical and symbolic computations. Greatly expanded and updated from the author's MAPLE V Primer, The MAPLE Book offers extensive coverage of the latest version of this outstanding software package, MAPLE 7.0
The MAPLE Book serves both as an introduction to Maple and as a reference. Organized according to level and subject area of mathematics, it first covers the basics of high school algebra and graphing, continues with calculus and differential equations then moves on to more advanced topics, such as linear algebra, vector calculus, complex analysis, special functions, group theory, number theory and combinatorics. The MAPLE Book includes a tutorial for learning the Maple programming language. Once readers have learned how to program, they will appreciate the real power of Maple.
The convenient format and straightforward style of The MAPLE Book let users proceed at their own pace, practice with the examples, experiment with graphics, and learn new functions as they need them. All of the Maple commands used in the book are available on the Internet, as are links to various other files referred to in the book. Whatever your level of expertise, you'll want to keep The MAPLE Book next to your computer.
Table of Contents
Getting Started. MAPLE as a Calculator. High School Algebra. Data Types. Calculus. Graphics. Multivariable Calculus. Differential Equations. Complex Numbers. Linear Algebra. MAPLE Programming. Saving and Reading Files. Document Preparation. Advanced Graphics. Special Functions. Statistics. Overview of Other Packages. The MAPLE Share Library. Glossary of Commands. Further Reading.