What is Maple

Maple is a powerful mathematical software package, also know as a Computer Algebra System (CAS), that facilitates symbolic mathematics. Maple was first developed in 1980 by the Symbolic Computation Group at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The core functionality of a CAS is manipulation of mathematical expressions in symbolic form. Maple performs mathematical computations and manipulations to solve probems from various disciplines of science.
Maple is an ideal software for students enrolled in Mathematics and other Sciences (physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, business, Economics...). Maple can be used to carry out both symbolic and numerical calculations of problems in arithmetic, algebra, and calculus.  Maple can also be used to solve complex math and science problems with simple point and click interfaces. Using Maple to do your calculations and solve your math homework should make your work more interesting. 

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