# Discovering Mathematics with Maple

## An interactive exploration for mathematicians, engineers and econometricians

Textbook

1. Front Matter
Pages i-xvii
2. Roelof J. Stroeker, Johan F. Kaashoek
Pages 1-33
3. Roelof J. Stroeker, Johan F. Kaashoek
Pages 35-62
4. Roelof J. Stroeker, Johan F. Kaashoek
Pages 63-87
5. Roelof J. Stroeker, Johan F. Kaashoek
Pages 89-117
6. Roelof J. Stroeker, Johan F. Kaashoek
Pages 119-150
7. Roelof J. Stroeker, Johan F. Kaashoek
Pages 151-180
8. Back Matter
Pages 181-229

### Introduction

his book grew out of the wish to let students of econometrics get acquainted T with the powerful techniques of computer algebra at an early stage in their curriculum. As no textbook available at the time met our requirements as to content and presentation, we had no other choice than to write our own course material. The try-out on a group of 80 first year students was not without success, and after adding some necessary modifications, the same material was presented to a new group of students of similar size the year after. Some more adjustments were made, and the final result now lies before you. Working with computer algebra packages like Derive, Mathematica, and Maple over many years convinced us of the favourable prospects of computer algebra as a means of improving the student's understanding of the difficult concepts on which mathematical techniques are often based. Moreover, advanced mathematical ed­ ucation, be it for mathematics itself or for mathematical statistics, operations research and other branches of applied mathematics, can greatly profit from the large amount of non-trivial mathematical knowledge that is stored in a computer algebra system. Admittedly, the fact remains that many a tough mathematical problem, such as solving a complicated non-linear system or obtaining a finite ex­ pression for a multiple parameter integral, can not easily be handled by computer algebra either, if at all.

### Keywords

Algebra Calculation Computeralgebra Counting STATISTICA Variable calculus computer algebra computer algebra system function linear algebra linear optimization mathematics statistics theorem

#### Authors and affiliations

1. 1.Econometric InstituteErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands

### Bibliographic information

• Book Title Discovering Mathematics with Maple
• Book Subtitle An interactive exploration for mathematicians, engineers and econometricians
• Authors R.J. Stroeker
J.F. Kaashoek
• DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-0348-8726-7
• Copyright Information Birkhäuser Verlag 1999
• Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Basel
• eBook Packages
• Softcover ISBN 978-3-7643-6091-7
• eBook ISBN 978-3-0348-8726-7
• Edition Number 1
• Number of Pages XVI, 229
• Number of Illustrations 11 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
• Topics
• Buy this book on publisher's site

## Reviews

"This book distinguishes itself... [the] reader learns how to use MAPLE® by posing problems of strictly mathematical nature, and—as a result—the reader gets insight into the practical and theoretical framework mathematics... Highly recommended."

-Simulation News Europe