Here are a few quotes from people that have used the Maple V Quick Reference (Brooks/Cole, 1994) by Nancy Blachman and Michael Mossinghoff.
The Maple V Quick Reference provides a concise, comprehensive reference to the Maple computer algebra system. It will help you find the commands you need and use them effectively. It is suitable for users at every level of experience with Maple.
The Maple V Quick Reference includes:
Chapter 1, Introduction to Maple, gives an overview and introduction to Maple. It describes Maple's syntax and provides many examples of numeric and symbolic calculations, graphics, and programming in Maple. If you are not familiar with Maple or would like a quick review, start with this section.
Chapter 2, User Interface, describes the graphical worksheet interface and the text-based command-line interface for Maple.
Chapter 3, Subject Listing, groups all the commands in Maple into categories according to their function. You can use this chapter to browse through all of the commands in Maple or to find the name of a particular function or option.
Chapter 4, Descriptions of Commands, lists all Maple commands alphabetically and gives a synopsis and template for each. Most listings include at least one example.
Chapter 5, Electronic Resources, describes the share library, electronic mailing lists, news groups, and other resources available electronically.
Chapter 6, Frequently Asked Questions, answers some questions users commonly ask about Maple.
Chapter 7, Mathematica to Maple, may be useful if you are already familiar with Mathematica. It compares the two systems and lists Maple analogues for many common Mathematica commands.
Chapter 8, Learning More, lists other sources of information on Maple, including several publications and user groups.
Chapter 9, Glossary, defines some of the terms used in this guide.
Chapter 10, Tables, summarizes Maple's operators and special punctuation marks.
Pages: 522 List price: $26.25 Publisher: Brooks/Cole Title: Maple V Quick Reference Author: Nancy Blachman and Michael J. Mossinghoff ISBN: 0-534-20478-3
The guide can be ordered from your local bookstore, from Brooks/Cole (telephone 408 373 0728, fax 408 375 6414) or from Variable Symbols, Inc., 6537 Chabot Road, Oakland, CA 94618-1618, (telephone 510 652 8462, fax 510 652 8461).
This guide has been translated into German.
1. Introduction to Maple 1 1 The Structure of Maple 2 2 Notation 2 3 Maple Sessions 3 4 On-Line Help 8 5 Numerical Calculations 11 6 Symbolic Manipulation 18 7 Graphics 22 8 Data Types 44 9 Statements 47 10 Data Structures 51 11 Maple Functions 62 12 Writing Your Own Functions 66 13 Input and Output 72 14 Exercises 77 15 Student and Academic Editions 80 16 How to Order Maple 81 2. User Interface 83 1 The Worksheet Interface 83 2 The Command-Line Interface 101 3. Subject Listing 111 1 Graphics 112 2 Mathematics 114 3 Programming 133 4 System 140 4. Descriptions of Commands 143 5. Electronic Resources 407 1 The Share Library 407 2 The Info Server and User Groups 418 3 Using Anonymous FTP 418 6. Frequently Asked Questions 421 1 General Questions 421 2 Technical Questions 423 7. Mathematica to Maple 443 1 Comparison 443 2 Corresponding Functions 445 8. Learning More 465 1 Books and Journals 465 2 Technical Support 469 3 Training 469 4 Conferences 469 5 Is Anything Missing? 470 6 About the Authors 470 9. Glossary 471 10. Tables 479 1 Nullary Operators 479 2 Operator Precedence 479 3 Punctuation Marks 481 4 Escape Characters 481 Index 483
Nancy Blachman
Variable Symbols
May 17, 2003