Problem Solving is essential to solve real-world problems. Advanced Problem Solving with Maple: A First Course applies the mathematical modeling process by formulating, building, solving, analyzing, and criticizing mathematical models. It is intended for a course introducing students to mathematical topics they will revisit within their further studies.
The authors present mathematical modeling and problem-solving topics using Maple as the computer algebra system for mathematical explorations, as well as obtaining plots that help readers perform analyses. The book presents cogent applications that demonstrate an effective use of Maple, provide discussions of the results obtained using Maple, and stimulate thought and analysis of additional applications.
The book's real-world case studies prepare the student for modeling applications
Bridges the study of topics and applications to various fields of mathematics, science, and engineering
Features a flexible format and tiered approach offers courses for students at various levels
The book can be used for students with only algebra or calculus behind them
About the authors:
Dr. William P. Fox is an emeritus professor in the Department of Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School. Currently, he is an adjunct professor, Department of Mathematics, the College of William and Mary. He received his Ph.D. at Clemson University and has many publications and scholarly activities including twenty books and over one hundred and fifty journal articles.
William C. Bauldry, Prof. Emeritus and Adjunct Research Prof. of Mathematics at Appalachian State University, received his PhD in Approximation Theory from Ohio State. He has published many papers on pedagogy and technology, often using Maple, and has been the PI of several NSF-funded projects incorporating technology and modeling into math courses. He currently serves as Associate Director of COMAP's Math Contest in Modeling (MCM).
*Please note that the Maple package, "PSM", is now on the public area of the Maple Cloud. To access it:
* From the web:
1. Go to the website https://maple.cloud
2. Click on "packages" in the left navigation pane
3. Click on "PSM" in the list of packages.
4. Click the "Download" button to capture the package.
* From Maple:
1. Click on the Maple Cloud icon (far right in the Maple window toolbar).
Or click on the Maple Cloud button on Maple's Start page to go to the website.