Maple and Excel examples for
MA 314 (see also examples for MA
Mortgage of a house (
An Excel example to numerically solve the mortgage problem.
Digoxine example (
An Excel example to numerically find how to administer medicine problem.
Dynamic systems behavior
Excel example describing different behavior of a dynamical system.
An Excel example describing Rabits-Wolves system (compare with the continuous
Curve Fitting (.htp
In this example we construct models that fit a given data using the Chebyshev
and the Least Squares technique. Then the data is plotted together with
the corresponding solution. The models illustrated are linear model y=Ax+B,
and power model y=Ax2.
Curve Interpolation (.htp
In this example we construct Lagrange interpolation polynomial for a given
In this example we consider interpolation for a given data using natural
cubic splines. We also compare polynomial and spline interpolation.
Area and volume ( .htp
Here we model deterministic behavior using simulation. Area and volume
are found using Monte Carlo methods.
Heads/Tails game simulation
A short Maple program, which simulates the throw of a coin game.
Unfair die simulation
The throw of an unfair die is simulated using a short Maple program.
Let's make a deal ( .htp
The gameshow "Let's make a deal" is considered.
Harbour simulation (
In this problem we simulate the arrival and the unloading of four ships
in a harbor. The inter arrival times are assumed to be uniformly distributed
between 15 and 145 minutes and the unloading times between 45 and
90 minutes. The output provides the average and the maximum harbor and
waiting times, as well as the percentage that the unloading facility was