# Finite Elements Using Maple: A Symbolic Programming Approach

## byArtur Portela, A. Charafi

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Title:Finite Elements Using Maple: A Symbolic Programming ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:326 pagesPublished:October 27, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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