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Maple Physics: Research & Development

Stay Up-to-Date with the Latest Updates to the Maple Physics Package

Maple offers the most comprehensive software support available for physics research and education, and work is on-going to continue to expand Maple’s capabilities. Maplesoft is constantly improving and expanding the Maple Physics package, researching and implementing new algorithms and techniques to support all aspects of algebraic computations in physics.

The Physics project at Maplesoft is led by Dr. Edgardo Cheb-Terrab, who also coordinates the Maple Physics Research Network, a group of researchers from around the world that participate by providing ideas and feedback.

The current version of Maple includes the latest official release of Physics, and improvements are ongoing. You can take advantage of this ongoing work by downloading the research version of Physics as it is updated with improvements, fixes, and the very latest new developments. Please note that this research version may contain some experimental elements that will not be included in subsequent official releases.

Download the updated version of Physics
Files updated on July 7, 2017

Note: A research version of the Special Functions package is also available.

Your feedback is greatly appreciated

User feedback contributes directly to improvements to the Physics package and we welcome your comments, questions and suggestions. There are multiple ways to contact us:

Ask a question or post a suggestion on MaplePrimes
MaplePrimes is the Maplesoft user community and is the best way to make a public suggestion and to engage users as well as the development team at Maplesoft. Tip: use the tag Physics when writing specifically about this package.

Submit a Software Change Request
Use this form to provide us with a suggestion for an improvement.

Contact us directly
Maplesoft’s Physics research team can be reached by e-mail at

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Dr. Edgardo Cheb-Terrab
Research Fellow

Edgardo Cheb-Terrab received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and went on to become the head of the Theoretical Physics department at the State University of Rio de Janeiro. In 1996 he moved to Canada, where he has been working for Maplesoft concurrent with periods at the University of Waterloo, University of British Columbia, and Simon Fraser University.

His main areas of interest are quantum field theory, general relativity and education. Early on, he saw the potential of using symbolic computation in these areas, which ultimately led him to develop many innovative algorithms in Maple to support both research and education. While physics was the inspiration, much of his research has broader applications. He is the main author of the world-leading ODE and PDE symbolic solvers in Maple as well as the ground-breaking Physics package. He also works in Maple in the areas of differential algebra, differential geometry and special functions.

Since 1998, Dr. Cheb-Terrab has been the Editor for Algebraic Manipulation for the journal Computer Physics Communications.

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