A Bestiary of

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;

Last Update: 2006/08/09