Note: If you are already familiar with Matlab, you may use it to do this exercise instead of Maple. In that case you may skip the Maple reading and Exercises 1 and 2 below. Please be sure to show the Matlab commands you use to complete Exercise 3 below.
This is an introduction to Maple. Read through the Maple introduction . Start a Maple session and play with some of the examples in these notes. (Nothing to hand in.)
x = 6 e-x.to 4 significant digits. Do this in two ways:
f := x -> -log(x/6)Recall that the fixed-point method starts with an approximate value of the solution p0 and then evaluates p1 = f(p0). The hope is that p1 is a better approximation. This process is then repeated to convergence. In the file Mylab05.txt give the numeric answer and copy the Maple commands that you used to arrive at the answer in both cases. Note that you should use evalf to get digits instead of an exact algebraic expression. (Another trick that does the same thing is to insert a decimal point in the definition of f as in x/6..)