Maple™ comes with many built-in training resources.
For a quick overview, start by checking out the Maple Ten Minute Tour. This demonstration provides a full overview of Maple and gives you the basic information you need to get started quickly. From the Help menu in Maple, select Take a Tour of Maple and click Ten Minute Tour, or take the tour from the Online Help System.
Next, visit the Maple Portal, which is designed as a starting place for any Maple user. It includes step-by-step tutorials that provide a comprehensive overview of important Maple concepts. Beginners can step through the basics of mathematical exploration and plotting, while more advanced users can use the tutorials to learn about document creation, data structures, and interactive application development. The Portal also provides quick-access “how to” information for a variety of common tasks, an introduction to the most commonly used tools and features, and specialized content for engineers, math educators, and students. Access the Maple Portal through the Maple Portal desktop icon. Alternatively, in Maple, select Help>Manuals, Resources, and More>Maple Portal, or enter ?MaplePortal in the worksheet. The Maple Portal can also be accessed from the Online Help System.
The Quick Reference contains a summary of important concepts and commands. Versions for each platform are included in Maple in electronic form, as part of the help system. See Help > Quick Reference to view the Quick Reference Card.
MapleSim includes dozens of built-in examples of models from several domains, including electric circuits, multibody systems, and multi-domain models. To explore the examples, open the Examples palette, found on the left side of the MapleSim window.
The MapleSim User’s Guide contains conceptual information about MapleSim, an overview of MapleSim features, and step-by step tutorials. From the Help menu in MapleSim, select MapleSim Help… to open the MapleSim help system. The MapleSim User’s Guide can be accessed from the table of contents. This guide can also be downloaded from the Documentation Center.