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    Is Maple good for learning math?

    Can I type in the function and tell it to solve it? Is MatLab better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwok View Post
    Can I type in the function and tell it to solve it? Is MatLab better?
    Maple is a good CAS system to use. Its easier to use in comparison with MatLab or Mathematica, but MatLab is better for numerical calculations and the such [CaptainBlack knows a lot about MatLab]

    However, I wouldn't depend on Maple to teach you things...I would use it to verify answers

    To solve an equation, you can first define the function and then solve:

    Input this into the Maple Interface (I would recommend using the Classic Worksheet)

    > f := x -> x^2-5*x+6:
    > solve(f,x);

    .............................. 3,2

    So in general, define the function:

    f := x -> (function) :

    and then use solve( f , x );

    (note that : hides the output, where ; displays the output)

    Does this make sense?

    --Chris
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    Yep, it does....I was thinking of using it to verify the answers.

    I do all my math problems on a tablet pc using inking on OneNote. Since Maple doesn't have inking support, I have to use a keyboard to verify the problems in OneNote. That requires switching back and forth between keyboard and inking.

    Does Maple have some kind of "notebook" section where I can write (input from keyboard) problems and solve them and then later verify them?
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