Learn how to use the modern techniques offered by Maple V, a powerful and popular computer algebra system. The Maple V Primer: Release 4 covers all the basic topics a reader needs to know to use Maple V in its major revision encompassed in Release 4 to do algebra and calculus, solve equations, graph 2- and 3-dimensional plots, perform simple programming tasks, and prepare mathematical documents. Every common command and function is supported by a specific example, so you won't waste time struggling with the syntax. Graphs, plots, and other Maple output are provided along with the syntax, so the user knows what to expect when she or he uses a particular command. And all the examples come with a short discussion, answering questions you might have about applying the example to your own work. This is a painless - even fun - way to learn how to use Maple V.