Accession Number : ADA319951

Title :   Mathematical Modeling Using Maple.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Beauchamp, Robert E.

PDF Url : ADA319951

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : The area of higher mathematics begins with successive courses in calculus; however, rarely does the calculus student recognize the applications or impetus for the mathematical skills that are taught. Giordano and Weir produced A First Course in Mathematical Modeling, the first text which addressed this shortcoming in the curriculum of every science and engineering field. With the advent of powerful classroom computers, Fox, Maddox, Giordano and Weir produced Mathematical Modeling With Minitab, which assists the student in translating the theory into a computer language. At the Naval Postgraduate School, Maple is the software used most commonly in the Mathematics Department, requiring a similar instructing tool. Mathematical Modeling Using Maple follows the lead of Mathematical Modeling With Minitab, and assists the student in grasping the concepts of the modeling class without getting slowed down by the syntax of Maple.

Descriptors :   *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, *LEAST SQUARES METHOD, DATA BASES, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, DATA MANAGEMENT, LINEAR PROGRAMMING, THESES, INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, POLYNOMIALS, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, LINEAR REGRESSION ANALYSIS, LINEAR ALGEBRA, CUBIC SPLINE TECHNIQUE, CURVE FITTING, SMOOTHING(MATHEMATICS).

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE