The Maple-Based Instructor's Guide contains
- a brief introduction to the computer algebra system (CAS) Maple, with a particular emphasis on the symbolic, graphic, and numeric features that are most appropriate for use in an introductory course in differential equations;
- a collection of more than ten (10) Maple worksheets --- for both Release 3 and Release 4 --- illustrating some of the potential uses of Maple in connection with specific sections of the Nagle and Saff texts;
- seven (7) additional project assignments, some of which are particularly suited to the use of Maple;
- lists of printed and electronic sources of additional Maple information, an annotated bibliography, and a quick-reference guide to Maple.
- Table of Contents
- Electronic Resources (Releases 3 and 4)
- Compatibility with Release 4
- Doug Meade's Home Page from The University of South Carolina.
A free demonstration copy of the latest version of Maple can be downloaded from the Waterloo Maple, Inc..
It is my understanding that this ``demonstration copy'' of Maple is a fully functional Maple worksheet reader and interpreter. If so, you should be able to use it to open, browse, and otherwise explore any Maple worksheets. Of course, you won't be able to save any changes that you might make, ....
While this was posible to a limited extent with Release 3, it was noticeably missing from the UNIX version. Starting with Release 4, all implementations of Maple can be used as a helper application.
Instructions for preparing a WWW browser and HTTP server for use with Maple are available.
Communicate directly with the author of the supplement. Open to students and instructors to discuss issues related to the use of Maple in the differential equations classroom. This interactive opportunity brings Dr. Meade together with colleages and students in an open forum.
Please note that this is not a general forum for Maple instruction. General questions pertaining to Maple should be directed to your local support staff or to Maple's Technical Support.