Week 10

Monday, March 26, 2007
Assignment 5: Excel Dice Simulator assigned for Wednesday

  1. Maple Commands:
  2. Ctrl t -> transfers to text mode
  3. restart; -> removes all defined varibles
  4. 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.
  5. f:= -> defines a function which allows the user to simply type in f(x) (or a particular variable) instead of the entire function
  6. F3 -> Splits execution groups
  7. 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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