Notes about the use of the software that accompanies the book:
- MAPLE V is available on the CD that comes with the textbook.
- If you work under Windows XP or Windows 2000 please note that Maple V starts and works fine but it does not accept any input from the keyboard. To fix the keyboard input problem with Maple V Release 5.x and Windows 2000 or XP, remove the file opengl32.dll from the bin.wnt folder under the Maple V installation directory.
- If you are trying to start Maple under Windows 2000 and the following error occurs:
The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000142)
This occurs when a Windows 2000 program (often running as a service) restricts access to OpenGL. (For example, the MATLAB 6 Web Server runs this way by default). To start Maple or other OpenGL programs in this case, you must stop the program that has exclusive control over OpenGL. If this program is running as a service, change the Startup Type of the service to Manual and then reboot. Go to control panel choose administrative tools and services. Double click the startup type listed as "automatic" for the program you suspect is causing the problem. In the opened dialog box change it to manual.
- It is suggested that you read the lastmin.htm file on the CD as it contains corrections for each chapter. Note the link to it in the readme files is broken so simply open it with your browser from d:\lst\lastmin.htm (if d is your CD drive).
Notes for use of the software in a PC
- The CD that comes with the book has the files of the book in both versions (5 and 8). It is therefore suggested that, if you work in a PC lab, you install MAPLE V in the lab for each of your sessions (as it
usually will be uninstalled automatically when you log off). The installation will take only a few minutes. In this way you will be able to work only in version 5. To operate the files in the CD of version 5 (while in a pc lab ), you must first execute the line
where d is your cd drive.