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Please hand in the answers to the following questions by tomorrow afternoon:
consider it your first assignment (marks are nominal and everyone who hands
it in gets 100%).
 Give your name, student number, email address, phone number or
other way of getting in contact with you, and your field of study and year
here. If a graduate student, please give some details of your previous degrees
and fields of study.
 Write a paragraph or two detailing your mathematics background.
 Write a paragraph or two detailing your computer programming background.
Include the programming language you use most, and also the one you like most,
if any.
 Describe your experience with computer algebra in general
and Maple in particular (this could range from none at all through
casual use through writing a few programs (details please!) through
taking or giving courses in it).
 Tell me your main scientific interests.
 Identify the mathematical (not the Maple) difficulties if any in the statements below, and explain:


so , taking x=2 in the above.
Applying the command evalf(Sum(2^k, k=0..infinity));
in Maple yields
1, confirming this.
 If and , then
Again, SPM_amp
int(1/(2+sin(x)),x)& yields this in Maple.
Rob Corless
Thu Sep 7 10:54:30 PDT 1995