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276 Appendix A Introduction to Maple For the most part, the commands you give will be typed in the main Maple window. Some commands can be given by making selections from menus, or by clicking on buttons on the top bar. For example, to leave Maple, you may move the mouse pointer to the button titled ‘File’ and click on the left mouse button. When you do, a list of further commands appears. If you click on the last command, ‘Exit’, Maple will quit and the window will disappear. The instructions given here are for Maple version 9. To make Maple 10 act like Maple 9, choose Options from the Tools menu; choose the Display tab; change Input display to Maple Notation ; click on Apply Globally . You should only have to do this the first time you use Maple. A.2.1 Numbers 2+3; 123456789* 987654321; You must type the semicolon at the end of
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Unformatted text preview: the line to signal the end of your expression. 2+3 34*98-45; Type this as is, without the semicolon on the first line. Maple will warn you about the missing semicolon, but will usually do the calculation anyway. Sometimes you may want to start a new line as part of the same expression; you can do this by holding the shift key while you press return. Do this after the “98”. 2/5 + 1/3; 23/45-167/345*2/3; All rational arithmetic is done exactly. 2^5; 2**5; 3^27; ifactor(%); Maple knows standard mathematical no-tation, including these two symbols for ex-ponentiation. The percent sign ( % ) denotes the previous result (it’s called the ‘ditto’ op-erator). The command ifactor does inte-ger factoring; the command factor factors polynomials....
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