How to run Maple on the Mathematics Network Leemis Fall, 2008 Maple is a symbolic algebra language that can be used for graphing, solving equations, computing, etc. Maple is case sensitive (e.g., the variable named George and george are different variables). All Maple expressions end in a semicolon (display output) or colon (suppress output). If you forget to type the semicolon or colon, just type it on the next line. You may stretch a single statement across several lines. If you decide to end the statement with a colon, it will not print any results. Spaces between symbols are optional. The percent sign refers to the previous result. In order to export an eps graphic follow these steps: (1) left click graphic, (2) right click graphic, (3) follow Export As, (4) left click Encapsulated Postscript. Entering Maple ______________ xmaple starts Maple prompts are > Exiting Maple _____________ quit to exit Maple Comments and help _________________ help(+) for help on addition help(cos) for help on cosine Suspending Maple ________________ ^Z suspends Maple (fg returns) Sample session ______________ restart; 2 + 2; 2 ^ 40 ; 248 / 512; x ^ 2 + 8 * x + 12; factor(%); x + (y * z) ^ beta; 4!; 100!; Pi: Pi; evalf(Pi, 50); 2 / 3; 2.0 / 3; x := 35.987; x; unassign('x'); x; solve(y ^ 2 - 4 = 0); solve(x ^ 3 = 2 ^ x); evalf(%); fsolve(x ^ 3 = 2 ^ x); gcd(136, 153); boxvolume := (len, wid, hei) -> len * wid * hei; boxvolume(3, 4, 5); boxvolume(a, b, c); diff(tan(x), x); int(x ^ 5, x = 2 .. 6); plot(sin(x), x = -10 .. 10); plot3d(sin(x * y), x = - Pi .. Pi, y = - Pi .. Pi); with(stats); x := [2.13, 2.35, 2.60, 2.86, 2.13]; describe[mean](x); describe[median](x); describe[mode](x); describe[variance](x); with(LinearAlgebra); A := Matrix([[2, 3], [4, 5]]); Determinant(A); Eigenvalues(A);