Lecture 2: Experimenting with Maple
Background Material
- Complex numbers
- The quadratic equation
Reading
- Maple Getting Started
Guide
- New User's Tour (Quick Tour followed by Full Tour) - Go to "Help" menu
and select new users
- Basic How To - Go to "Help" menu and select new users
- Introduction to Maple (online tutorial and help).
- Using Help - Go to the "Help" menu and select "Table of Contents"
and look for the "Using Help" folder. Also see "Using Help" under the
"Help Menu" within "Help System Menu Bars" in the "Menus" folder.
- Worksheet Management - Go to the "Help" menu and select "Table of
Contents" and look for Overview in the "Worksheet Management" folder.
Topics
- Programming in Maple.
- loops and conditionals
- list processing
- Generating random numbers
- Empirically determining the probability that a quadratic equation
has real roots.
- Estimating the probability with an area calculation and determining
the limiting probability
- Maple commands - solve, type, int, limit
Maple worksheets and documentation
Resources
Assignments
- assign1.mw - first assignment
to be handed in.
Created: Oct. 20, 2005 by jjohnson@cs.drexel.edu