MAPLE Commands

This page contains a list of MAPLE commands that might be useful to the mathematics student. Some of the commands require a previous command to function correctly, for example, any command which uses the function f relies on the command "f:=x->x^2;" defining f. Of course, it would be foolish to merely type these commands in and think you are learning MAPLE...you will need to cut & paste, rearrange, redefine, and type in some of your own stuff to get the idea.

I would gladly accept suggestions for commands that I should but am not including in this version, and will update as frequently as I receive suggestions. I can be reached at heathdj@plu.edu.

2/3; 2/3.; 2^5; 2^100; sqrt(5); sqrt(5.); a := Pi; sin(a/2); f := x -> x^2; f(-3); f(a); (D@@1)(f)(x); (D@@1)(f)(-3); (D@@2)(f)(x); int(f(t),t); int(f(t),t=0..x); plot(f(x),x=-2..3); plot({sin(x),f(x)},x=-2..3); ?plot g := x -> x^3; plot({(D@@1)(f)(x),g(x)},x=-2..2); solve((D@@1)(f)(x)=g(x),x); plot([t,f(t),t=-1..2]); plot([f(t),t,t=-1..2]); solve({x+2*y=5,x-y=-1},{x,y}); m:=Matrix([[1,2],[1,-1]]); m^(-1); z:=Matrix([[x],[y]]); m.z;