 Problem Solving - Maple Help Problem Solving Solution Template

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This task template contains the steps required in problem solving. This can be used as an outline for an overall system solution.

There are typically four steps in solving a problem.

 • Introduction
 • System Definition
 • Model, Analyze, Design, and Test
 • Visualization and Presentation of the Results Introduction

 Initializing... Done

The introduction section consists of the problem definition and background information. Problem Definition Define the problem. What are the goals? Background Information Provide any background information relevant to the problem. System Definition Variables and Parameters

 Input Variable Names and Descriptions   Output Variable Names and Descriptions Parameter Names and Descriptions Input and Output Data and Parameter Values

The input and output data and the known parameter values can be defined in the document or imported from an external source.

Data and Parameters

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External Data Imports

 > Model, Analyze, Design, and Test

These steps are performed as necessary to solve the problem.

Model Formulation and Derivation

Define the system model. It can be known or it can be derived as part of the problem.

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Model Analysis

Perform system analysis on the given model. For example:

 • Compute parameters of interest (for example, time constant, bandwidth)
 • Simplify the model structure
 • Plot system response to input

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Solution Design and Tuning

Design components based on the system model. This process can be iterative.

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Simulation and Testing

Simulate and test the performance of the system model based on the designed components.

 > Visualization and Presentation

After the required results have been obtained, they can be used in several ways.

Plots and Graphs

Generate and export plots and graphs for visualization.

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Interactive Maplets

Create Maplets allowing users to interact with and manipulate your problem solution.

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Code Generation

Generate code implementing the problem solution in many different programming languages: C, MATLAB®, Java®, Fortran, and Visual Basic®.

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Report Summary and Conclusion

Export this worksheet document as LaTeX, text, or HTML for distribution and sharing.

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