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We are happy to announce the first results of a partnership between Maplesoft and the University of Waterloo to provide effective, engaging online education for technical courses.

Combining rich course materials developed by the University with Maple T.A. and Maplesoft technology for developing, managing, and displaying dynamic content, the Secondary School Courseware project supports high school students and teachers from around the world in their Precalculus and Calculus courses. The site includes interactive investigations, videos, and self-assessment questions that provide immediate feedback.

Feel free to take a look. The site is free, and no login is required.  

For more information about the project, see Online Mathematical Courseware.

eithne

Ever year about this time, somewhat geeky holiday-themed content makes the rounds on the internet.  And I realized that even though I have seen much of this content already, I still enjoy seeing it again. (Why wouldn’t I want to see a Dalek Christmas tree every year?)

So in the spirit of internet recycling, here are a couple of older-but-still-fun Maple applications with a Christmas/holiday theme for your enjoyment.

Talkin’ Turkey

The Physics of Santa Claus

Other examples (old or new) are most welcome, if anyone wants to share.

eithne

For those who have the Clickable Calculus Study Guide for Maple 18, please note that we have released an update to this ebook, which provides corrections and improvements to the text and examples. 

This update is available through the automatic updates system (Tools>Check for Updates) and from the download section of our website.

eithne

A new release of the Maple T.A. MAA Placement Test Suite  is now available.

The latest release takes advantage of the streamlined interface, accessibility from tablets, and other new features of Maple T.A. 10. It also includes new testing content to determine if your students understand the concepts needed for success in their algebra and precalculus courses; new parallel versions of the calculus concepts readiness test; and improved searching and browsing of testing content.

To learn more, visit What’s New in Maple T.A. MAA Placement Test Suite 10.

eithne

 

We received an interesting and timely submission to the Maple Application Center this morning that I think people might be interested in.  It's called:

The Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Rosetta & Philae, by Dr. Ahmed Baroudy. From the abstract:

Our plan is rather a modest one since all we want is to get , by calculations, specific data concerning the comet and its lander.
We shall take a simplified model and consider the comet as a perfect solid sphere to which we can apply Newton's laws.

We want to find:

I- the acceleration on the comet surface ,
II- its radius,
III- its density,
IV- the velocity of Philae just after the 1st bounce off the comet (it has bounced twice),
V- the time for Philae to reach altitude of 1000 m above the comet .

We shall compare our findings with the already known data to see how close our simplified mathematical model findings are to the duck-shaped comet already known results.
It turned out that our calculations for a sphere shaped comet are very close to the already known data.

Click on the link above if you want to take a look.

 

eithne

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