This applet explores the way that floating point numbers are represented in Maple, as discussed in Chapter 2 of Introduction to Scientific Programming.

The formula for Maple's floating point number representation is

	m x 10^e
where m is between [1...10) and e is between minexp and maxexp. m is the mantissa size (the number of digits in the mantissa). 1 is always included in the mantissa, and 10 never is. minexp is the minimum exponent and maxexp is the maximum exponent.

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