# MTN Issue 7, Spring 1992

## Education

**Maple in Education**

*Tony Scott, Richard Pavele and Darren Redfern*
- This article presents some tweaked educational examples in Physics
and Chemistry prepared on Maple worksheets.

## Extended Functionality (Maple V)

**The D Operator and Algorithmic Differentiation**

*Michael M. Monagan and J.S. Devitt*
- This article documents Maple's differentiation operator
(
`D`

). It also describes code for the differentiation of
functions represented by algorithms in the form of Maple procedures.
This code is available in the share library (`PD`

package).
**Working with Linalg**

*Eugene Johnson*
- This article showcases Maple's tools for linear algebra, namely
the
`linalg`

package. Note that Eugene Johnson is also a
co-author to the "Maple V Flight Manual" which is useful for people
interested in linear algebra, calculus and differential
equations.

## Applications

**A Problem in Phylogenetic Tree Building**

*Gaston H. Gonnet*
- This article shows an interesting application of Maple applied to
Molecular Biology.
**Using Phase Portraits to Understand Population Dynamics**

*Daniel Schwalbe*
- This article shows how Maple can be used in the understanding of
population dynamics.
**The Billiard Problem**

*Walter Gander and Dominik Gruntz*
- This article shows how Maple can be used to solve a nonlinear
equation result from this geometrical problem.
**An Application of Maple to Chemical Kinetics**

*Mark H. Holmes and Jonathan Bell*
- This article documents their Maple package for Chemical Kinetics
which is available in the share library (
`kinetics`

package).

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