MAPLE Archives

Our mathematics courses use various supporting math or statistical software. This folder archives support files for our computer algebra system Maple, which is a required package for the science and engineering calculus, differential equations and linear algebra sequence:

Maple's Uses and File Directory

Maple is also useful in some other advanced courses [see Cartography at its own site]. Folders for each of these courses have example worksheets or other materials. Almost all these files were created by bob jantzen and Klaus Volpert. You may browse the entire contents of these folders. Most of the worksheets are classic interface .mws files, but gradually many will be converted to Maple 10 or higher Standard .mw files.

The two top level folders are:

  • Projects
    This folder contains two Maple projects by Vince Costanza:
    • loaded oscillator simulation movies, and
    • a mapping of the Earth package

Contact Information

Department of Mathematics & Statistics
SAC Room 305
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085 
Tel: 610.519.4850
Fax: 610.519.6928

Dr. Douglas Norton

Marie O'Brien, 610.519.4809
Lorraine McGraw, 610.519.4850

Maple Student Help Center

For some of you, the Maple Student Help Center might prove useful. It offers on-line help: "Get real answers from real people" "within hours" for homework problems by posting your questions on the on-line Forum. Free registration at Maple Primes is required for access.

Common Mistakes

Remember to include a space between quantities that are supposed to be multiplied in input expressions, even before a parenthesis! And the letter "e" in Maple is not assigned to Euler's number, you must use the Palette entry or function notation "exp(x)" for the exponential function. See the tips page if you are serious about using Maple.

Teaching Concepts with Maple

Learn how to do specific tasks with Maple in all levels of Calculus and Differential Equations and Linear Algebra with Clickable Calculus:

Maple Teaching Site