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Introduction to Maple. 2nd ed. (English) Zbl 0861.65001
New York, NY: Springer. xx, 699 p. (1996).
This is the second edition of the book on one of the most powerful computer algebra systems, viz., Maple. The second edition of the book is fully revised and updated to Maple V Release 4. Compared to the first edition (1993; Zbl 0779.65001), many examples are improved, typographical errors are corrected and new material is added. Substantially changed or added sections and chapters address the assumed facility, I/O, approximation theory, integration, composite data types, simplification, graphics, differential equations and matrix algebra. Many new examples are added showing how to use Maple as a problem solver, how to assist the system during computations, and how to extend its built-in facilities.
The book is divided into nineteen chapters spanning a variety of topics. The applications discussed included, kinematics of the Stanford manipulator, a three-compartment model of cadmium transfer, molecular orbital Hückel theory, vector analysis and Moore-Penrose inverse. A list of relevant references is given at the end of the book.
This is an introductory text and is useful to all users of Maple.
Reviewer: T.C.Mohan (Madras)

MSC:
65-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to numerical analysis
68-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to computer science
68W30 Symbolic computation and algebraic computation
65Dxx Numerical approximation and computational geometry (primarily algorithms)
65Lxx Numerical methods for ordinary differential equations
68N15 Theory of programming languages
65B10 Numerical summation of series
65Fxx Numerical linear algebra
65D18 Numerical aspects of computer graphics, image analysis, and computational geometry
Software:
Maple
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