Here are some of the key concepts that we've studied in this lesson:

- The five-step approach to solving computational problems. Note in particular the importance of the assessment step.
- The difference between integers and floating-point numbers in Maple.
- The importance of paying attention only to the significant digits in a computation. In a computation involving only multiplication and division, the result cannot have more significant digits than any of the inputs. It may, however, have fewer significant digits.
- The idea of using interval arithmetic to find upper and lower bounds on an unknown answer.
- Doing simple arithmetic computations in Maple.

Hamlet Project

Department of Computer Science

University of Utah