The fully revised edition of this best-selling title presents the modern computer algebra system Maple. It teaches the reader not only what can be done by Maple but also how and why it can be done. It provides the necessary background for those who want the most of Maple or want to extend its built-in knowledge, and it includes both elementary and more sophisticated examples as well as many exercises.
Introduction to Computer Algebra * The First Steps: Calculus on Numbers * Variables and Names * Getting Around with Maple * Polynomials and Rational Functions * Internal Data Representation and Substitution * Manipulation of Polynomials and Rational Expressions * Functions * Differentiation * Integration and Summation * Series, Approximation, and Limits * Composite Data Types * The Assume Facility * Simplification * Graphics * Solving Equations * Differential Equations * The Kinear-Algebra Package * Linear Algebra: Applications * The Groebner Basis * References * Index
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3rd ed. 2003. Softcover reprint of the original 3rd ed. 2003