There is nothing quite like that feeling you get when you see that look of recognition and enjoyment on your students' faces. Not just the strong ones, but everyone is nodding in agreement during your first explanation of the geometry of directional derivatives.

If you have incorporated animated demonstrations into your teaching, you know how effective they can be in eliciting this kind of response. You know the value of giving students vivid moving images to tie to concepts. But learning to make animations generally requires extensive searching through a vast computer algebra system for the pertinent functions. Maple Animation brings together virtually all of the functions and procedures useful in creating sophisticated animations using Maple 7, 8, or 9 and it presents them in a logical, accessible way. The accompanying downloadable resources provide all of the Maple code used in the book, including the code for more than 30 ready-to-use demonstrations.

From Newton's method to linear transformations, the complete animations included in this book allow you to use them straight out of the box. Careful explanations of the methods teach you how to implement your own creative ideas. Whether you are a novice or an experienced Maple user, Maple Animation provides the tools and skills to enhance your teaching and your students' enjoyment of the subject through animation.

chapter 1|10 pages

Getting Started

chapter 2|28 pages

The Plot

chapter 4|22 pages

Simple Animations

chapter 5|16 pages

Building and Displaying a Frame Sequence

chapter 6|24 pages

Loops and Derivatives

chapter 7|26 pages

Adding Text to Animations

chapter 8|22 pages

Plotting Vectors

chapter 9|16 pages

Plotting Space Curves

chapter 10|20 pages

Transformations and Morphing