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Maple Resource Center

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

Working with Matrices

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Maple makes it easy to create matrices and work with them.  To create a matrix, simply open the Matrix palette and choose from a number of options, or use constructor syntax, or the Matrix function.  For some examples:  link to Create a Matrix

There are simple symbols for the common matrix operations, such as add, subtract, multiply, invert, and transpose.  For some examples:  link to Basic Matrix Operations

These operations may also be made using commands in the Student Linear Algebra package, which also provides many easy to use commands for more complex matrix operations.  More information on using this package

Please note: If you need to request accommodations with content linked to on this guide or with your Maplesoft Software, on the basis of a disability, please contact Accessibility Resources and Services by emailing them at  Requests for accommodations should be submitted as early as possible to allow for sufficient planning. If you have questions, please visit the disability services website

Create a Matrix Examples

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Basic Matrix Operations

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