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Maple Guide - MAT-NYA Initiate Maple by going to START , then ALL PROGRAMS , then Maple 15, then MAPLE 15 (the one with the RED icon). By default, Maple opens with a Startup window and Quick Help window. You may want to close both of these before starting. To start a Maple session in Document MODE , from the File menu, select New , and then Document Mode . A blank documents displays. Be careful with syntax. Maple is very sensitive about parentheses, lower or upper case letters, spacing, and punctuation. So make sure to type the commands exactly the way they are presented. Math mode allows you to enter commands as 2-D Math . Text mode allows you to input regular text. Enter an Expression To enter the expression 2 3 4 x x , use the following: 1. Enter 2 x , by typing x , press Shift6(the ^), and then 2 . 2. Press the right arrow key. Enter the symbol. 3. Enter 3 , then type x . 4. Enter the + symbol, then 4. To enter the expression 2 1 3 3 4 1 x x x , type it as following 1 2 3 ( 3 4) / ( 1) x x x . Palettes 1

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Palettes contain: 1. . Symbols such as , , , , and e, are found in Common Symbols palette   2. Functions such as sine, cosine, different roots, natural logarithm, etc., are found in Expression palette. 3. Mathematical operations such as a definite integrals, summation, differentiation, etc., are found in Expression palette. Defining a Function. In Maple there are two ways of working with functions. The first way is to define the function 2 ( ) 3 4 f x x x in the following manner. .
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