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Maple Resources

Your work with Maple is supported by many resources.

 

Maple Portal, and Start Page

Tutors, Assistants, and Task Templates

Online Help and Examples

Palettes and the Context Panel

Web Resources

 

Maple Portal and Start Page

Description

Maple Portal

The Maple Portal acts as a starting place for any Maple user. The Maple Portal includes tutorials on topics such as Plotting and Data Manipulation. From there, navigate to pages with more information for Engineers, Students, and Math Educators.

 

 

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From the Help menu, select Maple Help.

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Under the Table of Contents tab, select Maple Portal.

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For quick access, click here.

 

Start Page

When you open maple, the Start page that contains shortcuts to the many commonly accessed topics. You can customize this start page or use a different start page.

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To access this page at any time, the worksheet toolbar, click Open the start page ( ).

 

Tutors, Assistants, and Task Templates

Description

Tutors

Over 40 interactive tutors help beginner users gain insight and understanding of topics in precalculus, calculus, multivariate calculus, vector calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, optimization, statistics, and numerical analysis courses. Some tutors help you work through a problem step-by-step.

 

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From the Tools menu, select Tutors, and then one of the topic submenus.

 

Assistants

Assistants help you accomplish many tasks, such as creating plots and matrices, translating code, and performing unit conversions.

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From the Tools menu, select Assistants, and then one of the topic submenus.

 

Task Templates

Task templates show you the steps required to solve a problem. Each task is a collection of Maple worksheet content, such as 2-D math, commands, and plots that you can insert into your worksheet.

 

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From the Tools menu, select Tasks, and then Browse.

 

 

 

 

Help and Examples

Description

Help Pages

 

The help system is available to help you find information about a specific topic, command, package, or feature.

 

Use one of the following methods.

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From the Help menu, select Maple Help.

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Click the Help icon:

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From the search box on the toolbar located next to the Help icon.

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In the worksheet, enter ?topicname. For example, type ?LinearAlgebra and press Enter.

 

Help pages are also available online at:

https://www.maplesoft.com/support/help/

 

Applications and Example Worksheets

Embedded, executable worksheets covering topics that demonstrate syntax or invoke Maplet applications make complex problems easy to solve and visualize. Copy and modify the examples as needed.

 

Applications provide demonstrations of using Maple to solve numerous engineering problems.

 

To see a visual gallery of a selection of engineering applications, use one of the following methods.

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From the Start page ( ), click Engineering Portal and then Application Gallery.

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In the worksheet, enter ?MaplePortal/ApplicationGallery.

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For quick access, click here.

 

Example worksheet topics range from Algebra to Discrete Mathematics, Differential Equations to Integral Transforms, General Numerics to Symbolics, to Mathematical Visualizations and more.

 

To access the example worksheets, use one of the following methods.

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From the Help menu, select Maple Help. Under the Table of Contents tab, select Applications and Example Worksheets.

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In the worksheet, enter ?examples/index.

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For quick access, click here.

 

Palettes and the Context Panel

Description

Palettes

 

 

 

A palette is a collection of buttons representing items such as predefined symbols, expressions, operators, and Matrices. By clicking the buttons on the palettes, you can build or edit mathematical expressions without having to remember basic Maple command syntax.

 

The Maple worksheet environment provides access to over 20 palettes.

 

By default, palettes are displayed when you launch Maple.

 

To view palettes:

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From the View menu, select Palettes.

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Select Expand Dock.

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Right-click the palette dock. From the context-menu, select Show All Palettes.

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Alternatively, from the main menu, select View>Palettes>Arrange Palettes to display specific palettes.

 

Context Panel

Maple dynamically generates context-sensitive options when you select an object or expression. The actions are available in the Context Panel to the right of your document.

 

For example, you can manipulate and graph expressions, enhance plots, and format text using the Context Panel.

 

Web Resources

Technical Support (Online)

 

Click here to find the Maple website resource for FAQs, downloads and service packs, a form to request technical support, and technical support telephone numbers.

Maple Application Center

 

Click here to find the Maple website resource for free applications related to mathematics, education, science, engineering, computer science, statistics and data analysis, finance, communications, and graphics. Many applications are available in translation (French, Spanish, and German).

Maple Primes

Click here to go to the web community dedicated to sharing experiences, techniques, and opinions about Maple and related products, as well as general interest topics in math and computing.

Alternately, go to http://www.maplesoft.com. In the menu of the main webpage, click Resources, and then under Community click MaplePrimes.

Solutions for Engineering Professionals

 

Click here to find the Maple website of solutions for engineers.  For other applied areas, such as operations research, financial analysis, physics, or high-performance computing, go to http://www.maplesoft.com.  In the menu of the main webpage, click Solutions, and then under Applied Research select the desired area.

Solutions for STEM Education

 

Click here to find the Maple website for STEM education from high school through two-year college and university.

Teacher Resource Center

Click here to find the Maple website of training videos, white papers, course material, and tips for teachers.

Student Help Center

 

Click here to find the Maple website of Maple tutorials and graphics, help with classes and student FAQs, instructor pages, applications by students, the newest release of Maple, and Maple books.