Maplesoft™ (Waterloo, Canada) has announced the release of the Maple™ Player for iPad®, an application for the iPad that lets users view and interact with documents created in desktop Maple, available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts). This release is the first step in a plan to increase support for Maplesoft technology on this platform.
The Maple Player for iPad takes advantage of the powerful Maple computation engine, so users can enter values, move sliders and click buttons to perform calculations and visualise the results. It comes with a collection of interactive calculators and conceptual explorations. They can be used to solve arbitrary integrals step-by-step, find derivatives, solve linear systems, plot functions, explore the concept of a limit and more. The Maple Player can also display interactive graphical illustrations for approximating the volume of a cylinder, series expansion and other mathematical concepts.
This version of the Maple Player provides sample documents that are bundled with the application. In the next phase, users will be able to access a much wider collection of documents from an online repository. Ultimately, they will be able to use any Maple document on the iPad, whether distributed by Maplesoft, contributed by the Maple community or authored by them.
“The iPad is an increasingly important platform for many of our customers,” says Dr. Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice-President and Chief Scientist at Maplesoft. “The Maple Player can be used to liven up a classroom and provide additional insight to students outside of class. As the technology evolves, we see the Maple Player becoming an integral part of the mathematics education experience.”
The Maple Player is available for free from the App Store.
For more information about Maplesoft’s vision for the iPad, read “Maple and the iPad” by Dr. Laurent Bernardin.
The Maplesoft product range is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and the Nordic countries.
Maplesoft, a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Co Ltd in Japan, has over 20 years of experience developing products for technical education and research, offering a solution that applies to every aspect of academic life. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.
Maplesoft’s core technology is the World’s most advanced symbolic computation engine which is the foundation for all of its products, including Maple™, the technical computing and documentation environment; MapleSim™, the high-performance, multi-domain modelling and simulation tool for physical systems; and Maple T.A., a web-based system for creating and assessing online tests and assignments.
About Cybernet Systems Co Ltd
CYBERNET SYSTEMS in Japan provides World-class solutions and services in the CAE and IT areas. For more information, visit http://www.cybernet.co.jp/english/
About Adept Scientific plc
With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the World’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.