Name(s) Lab 1--Maple Basics Click on the + button to expand a section and on the - button to close a section.
<Text-field style="_cstyle63" layout="_pstyle40">Lab 1 Sources </Text-field> Dr. Behmard, Dr. Ward, Dr. Burton, Dr.Kruczek and the Maple built in Introduction. I have adjusted some of the contents for our specific course.
<Text-field style="ParagraphStyle9" layout="_pstyle42"><Font style="_cstyle65">Lab 1 Objective</Font><Font style="_cstyle66"> </Font></Text-field> To learn how to use Maple software in order to enter, edit, and evaluate mathematical expressions, to graph functions, and to prepare properly formatted mathematical documents.
<Text-field style="_cstyle67" layout="_pstyle43">Lab 1 Instructions</Text-field> Carefully read all instructions and examples. Ask questions if you need any help. It is expected that everyone will actively participate in solving every problem. Hit Enter for every line of code that ends in a semicolon (;) or colon (:), even if there is no question. Note that Maple (somewhat annoyingly) jumps to the next line of code after you hit enter and you often have to scroll back up to where you were working. Answer every question (marked as Q:). If your answer is not obviously your answer, mark your answers with an A: Example: Q: What is your name? A: My name is Cheryl Beaver
<Text-field style="_cstyle70" layout="_pstyle45">Saving Lab 1</Text-field> BEFORE you start this lab, use the file menu and choose "File: Save As." RENAME 251 Lab 1.mws as LastnamesLab 1.mws. Use the last name of both you and your lab partner (if you have one). For example, is I was working alone my file name would be BeaverLab1.mws; if I was working with a lab partner named Sue Smith, our file name would be BeaverSmithLab1.mws. Save the file in your OWN DIRECTORY on your H: drive. While your are working SAVE YOUR WORK OFTEN (just hit Cntrl s).
<Text-field style="_cstyle71" layout="_pstyle46">Turning In Lab 1</Text-field> This lab is due by Monday 10/6. LAB TURN IN: For Lab 1, email your completed lab to beaverc@wou.edu. Make sure you have properly named your file and reference "Math 251: Lab 1" in the subject line. TURN IN ONE LAB PER LAB TEAM.
<Text-field style="_cstyle72" layout="_pstyle47">What is Maple? </Text-field> Maple is a state-of-the-art mathematical problem solving system. It does all kinds of symbolic, graphical and numerical operations. Today we will just do some basic things which we will use through the quarter. (Some of them can be done just as well on a graphing calculator.) Save this sheet for reference. When you launch Maple, you automatically open a "worksheet" and you see a prompt like the following: