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Recommend a Maple book/guide

  1. Nov 10, 2009 #1
    A course i'll be taking next semester might using maple to surf through following topics:

    * Vectors and Vector Calculus

    * Matrices and Rotations

    * Differential Equations

    * Power Series Solutions of Differential Equations

    * Special Functions and Generalized Fourier Series

    * Linear Systems of Differential Equations

    * Nonlinear Differential Equations

    I have used maple before, in Multivariable Calculus, but that was a while ago...and all we did in there was plot graphs. Point being, i'm as good as a newbie here.

    I have maple in my laptop but i dunno where to begin. Sometimes i just kick off w/ whatever i find in google but that doesn't seem as progressive.

    So, i would like a book/guide for maple that i can study, work through, and get a clue of what's happening.

    All comments, suggestions will be much appreciated!
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  3. Nov 12, 2009 #2
  4. Dec 9, 2009 #3
    You might try Advanced Mathematical Methods with Maple by D. Richards. The first three chapters are a nice introduction to Maple.

    Another good reference is Introduction to Maple by Andre Heck. It covers a lot of topics and has a lot of code interspersed in the text.

    I also find that with Maple it helps to scour the manual pages related to your topic. There are a lot of functions that do a lot of not so obvious things and all of these functions seem to have many optional parameters. Good Luck!
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