Scientific Computing World, June 04, 2009
Computer algebra systems are widely applied to the modelling of engineering (and many other) systems. In fact, most of the Maple worksheets which come my way are real-world models of one kind or another. A realistic physical model, however, takes a lot of work and a lot of attention to detail: every component needs to be built as a detailed sub-model, if the aggregate result is to be useful and meaningful. Not quite a year ago, Maplesoft released a new product, MapleSim, which drew on both the existing abilities of Maple mathematical software and the company’s industrial partnerships experience.