Scot Gould

Scot Gould

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10 years, 220 days
Upland, California, United States
Dr. Scot Gould is a professor of physics in the W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges - members of The Claremont Colleges in California. He was involved in the early development of the atomic force microscope. His research has included numerous studies and experiments using scanning probe microscopes, particularly those involving natural fibers such as spider silk. More recently, he was involved in developing and sustaining AISS. This full-year multi-unit, non-traditional, interdisciplinary undergraduate science education course integrated topics from biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer science. His current interest is integrating computational topics into the physics curriculum. He teaches the use of Maple's computer algebraic and numerical systems to assist students in modeling and visualizing physical and biological systems. His Dirac-notation-based quantum mechanics course is taught solely through Maple.

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When I wish to perform a "save as" or "export" operation on the menu bar, how do I make Maple default to the same directory as the file is located? On one of my installations, once I select a file, the directory becomes the default "save as" or "export" directory. On my other installation, it first offers me to save to the desktop and I have to search for the subdirectory desired. (This difference occurs across many versions of Maple). Installation is Windows 10.

I have seen no posting on the following issue: on a high density monitor, example QHD+, where the resolution is 3200x1800, the titlebar, the palettes and the graphs are so small that they are essentially invisible. In addition, the symbols in the palettes overextend the edge of the palette. I see this with both Dell computers and Apple computers that run Maple under Windows. Is true with other computers? Is Maplesoft aware of this issue? I'm assuming it has something to do with the Java graphics library. Is there a solution?

Has anyone else seen the following behavior in Maple 16 and/or 17? In worksheet mode, with 2-D math notation, after hitting <enter> to execute a line several times, the software switches, without warning and unrepeatably, to a mode where only the arrows work -and that is to scroll the sheet. This means the <enter> command is no longer recognized.

My only solution has been to click on the line with the mouse, for which it returns to input mode. This behavior started in version 16 and I switched back to 15. However, I prefer features of 17 such as the different subscript options, that I would like to stay in 17.

I note this behavior occurs on both my Windows based machines and have seen it on students' Mac based machines. We use a common site licence at our institution and I wonder if that might be the problem.

In short - it is a pain.

(Yes, I did try to look for other posters with a similar problem, but failed. )

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