## MAPLE - THE ESSENTIAL PROBLEM SLOVING TOOL FOR MATHEMATICIAN

*Harley Ooi*

`harley_ooi@amisb.com.my`

ActiveMedia Innovation

** Malaysia**

### Abstract

Maple 8 provides the single mathematical analysis environment
for solving technical problems
in the workplace, the research
lab and in the classroom, including:

· The world's most respected
symbolic solver

· Stunning graphics generation
and visualization tools

· Single-stepping through differentiation,
integration and limit problems

· Designing custom graphical
user interfaces to access Maple's
computational engine

· High-speed numeric solvers
from The Numerical Algorithms
Group

· High-level, interactive programming
language

· Connectivity with the Web
through TCP/IP sockets, MathML
2.0, and XML

· Connectivity with other software
tools

· New packages for advanced
mathematics research

For example, Maple can be used
in the mathematics classroom to:
· Single-step through the basic
problems of single-variable calculus
· Easily visualize the various
concepts seen in an introductory
Calculus course · Access Maple's
computational engine without ever
seeing Maple syntax · easily
compute with vectors, vector fields,
multivariate functions and parametric
curves · Present mathematical
concepts in a fully interactive
medium · Prepare course materials
using live graphics and animations
· Allow student to explore concepts
in engaging labs Students learn
mathematics by doing and by seeing.
Maple's graphical and algebraic
capabilities provide students
insight into mathematical concepts
beyond that possible on a blackboard
or in a textbook. Students can
compute with Maple exclusively
in the domain of real numbers
making Maple's answers more intuitive
for students. For example, Maple
can be used in the mathematics
classroom to: · Single-step
through the basic problems of
single-variable calculus · Easily
visualize the various concepts
seen in an introductory Calculus
course · Access Maple's computational
engine without ever seeing Maple
syntax · easily compute with
vectors, vector fields, multivariate
functions and parametric curves
· Present mathematical concepts
in a fully interactive medium
· Prepare course materials using
live graphics and animations

? ATCM, Inc. 2002.