This outline is ** mutable**. I will adjust it to the level of the participants
in the course, insofar as I am able.

- Introduction: Administrivia, Maple examples, history
- Linear Algebra: exact arithmetic versus floating-point; conditioning.
- Polynomials: Maple tools for polynomial manipulation; GCD and the Euclidean algorithm, more modern algorithms; resultant, discriminant, stability and the Hurwitz criterion; bifurcation; RootOf; Gröbner bases
- Calculus: differentiation, series, integration and the Risch algorithm in practice, differential equations; calculus of variations
- Special Functions: the Lambert
**W**function; elliptic functions; hypergeometric functions; orthogonal polynomials. - Other topics

Thu Sep 7 10:54:30 PDT 1995