This introductory article contains basic information for the new user of Maple who wants to spend only a couple of hours learning Maple. This document covers how to use Maple as a calculator, recovering from errors, Maples notation for arithmetic, mathematical constants and functions, how to get help, how to solve equations, do linear algebra, and to define and plot mathematical functions in two and three dimensions. For each section there are several examples. At the end there are some exercises which you can try to solve. Note, we have not attempted to show any of Maples programming facilities in this article.

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