## 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

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