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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.

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 |