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Welcome to the SUNY Empire Maple Resource Center. The purpose of this guide is to help you learn how to use Maple for your course work. The Maplesoft website and the Maple Portal installed with your Maple software on your computer contain much

Precalculus is all about understanding functions, and as such, requires a fair amount of graphing. This page will focus on the needs of students in a Precalculus course, getting started with installation, learning to use Maple, and will have examples of commands and graphing techniques. All the pages are found by hovering over the tabs above to see the drop-down menus or from the list in the column to the right

* Module 00*: The first thing you need to do is to install the software from the DVD, so go to the

* Module 01*: You will need to use functions, so it’s important to be able to create one, evaluate, and plot. Here is a little information on how to

* Module 02*: It is important to keep in mind that with higher order polynomials, you may need to rescale the vertical axis in order to see important functional behavior. The default x-axis range is from -10 to 10, but the y-axis range is based on the the evaluation of the function across the range of x. Here is a link to an

Typing in rational functions is best done by typing the numerator, then selecting the numerator before entering the “/”, OR you can place parentheses around the numerator.

* Module 04*: Working with trigonometric functions is similar to other special functions.

Inverse trigonometric functions: commonly used are arcsin(x), arcos(x), arctan(x). These value of x is expected to be a real number and the function returns the angle in radians in the range of the function. It is up to the user to determine what quadrant the angle is actually in to determine the complete answer.

* Module 05*: There are a number of new skills needed.

* M05x*: Working with Polar Plots requires the use of the

* M05z*: Working with matrices generally falls under the topic of Linear Algebra. There is a tutorial on entering and using matrices and on common matrix operations.

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