Week 10

**Monday, March 26, 2007**

Assignment 5: Excel Dice Simulator assigned for Wednesday

- Maple Commands:
- Ctrl t -> transfers to text mode
- restart; -> removes all defined varibles
- Insert- Sectiont -> Inserts a section into the sheet which can then be divided into more subsections. Can be hidden or viewed by pressed the +/- button next to the section name.
- f:= -> defines a function which allows the user to simply type in f(x) (or a particular variable) instead of the entire function
- F3 -> Splits execution groups
- F4 -> Joins execution groups

**Wednesday, March 28, 2007**

Began work on a set of calculus problems by hand and followed by checking answer with Maple.

Continue working with Maple:

- implicit differentiation [Type in: implicitdiff(
**equation**,y,x);] - derivatives
- defining a variable
- plotting a function [Type in: plot(
**equation or f(x)**,x=-3..3); The x=-3..3 is the range.] - g := unapply(%,x); takes an expression and converts it to a function.
- evalf(%); gives a decimal answer instead of the exact answer.
- I is what you write for imaginary numbers.

Study for quiz on Maple on Friday

**Friday, March 30, 2007**

Quiz: doing equations on Maple

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