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5 Mathematical Problem Solving

This chapter focuses on solving problems in specific mathematical disciplines. The areas described below are not all that Maple provides, but represent the most commonly used packages. Examples are provided to teach you how to use the different methods of calculation available in Maple, including tutors, assistants, commands, task templates, plotting, and context-sensitive operations.

The examples in this chapter assume knowledge of entering commands and mathematical symbols. For information, see Entering Expressions. For information on basic computations, including integer operations and solving equations, see Basic Computations.

5.1 In This Chapter

Section

Topics

Algebra - Performing algebra computations

 • Polynomial Algebra

Linear Algebra - Performing linear algebra computations

 • Creating Matrices and Vectors
 • Accessing Entries in Matrices and Vectors
 • Linear Algebra Computations
 • Student LinearAlgebra Package

Calculus - Performing calculus computations

 • Limits
 • Differentiation
 • Series
 • Integration
 • Differential Equations
 • Calculus Packages

Optimization - Performing optimization computations using the Optimization package

 • Point-and-Click Interface
 • Efficient Computation
 • MPS(X) File Support

Statistics - Performing statistics computations using the Statistics package

 • Probability Distributions and Random Variables
 • Statistical Computations
 • Plotting

Teaching and Learning with Maple - Student and Instructor resources for using Maple in an academic setting

 • Student Packages and Tutors
 • Study Guides
 • Step by Step Solutions
 • More Student and Instructor Resources

Clickable MathTM - Solve math problems using some of the interactive methods available in Maple

 • Step-by-Step examples