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
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?