Maxima is an advanced calculus software for the formulation of numerical and graphical expressions, such as differentiation, integration, geometric transformations, Taylor series, Laplace Transform, integral functions, quadratic equations, finite integral equations, systems of finite algebra, and polynomial equations with unknown basis. Maxima produces high accuracy, high speed and low cost numerical solutions by utilizing exact integral functions, finite sums, variable-partitioning matrices, random numbers, finite arrays, real numbers and rational numbers. It can also be utilized for solving non-interchangeable algebraic equations and real-variable algebraic equations using the finite element method. It includes additional tools for inputting data sets into the program.
Maxima, along with the other three leading computer algebra systems, is fully compatible with Microsoft Windows TM. Users can create numerical charts using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. In addition, Maxima users can import data from scientific and engineering databases to maximize its usefulness for scientific and engineering applications. Furthermore, to help users better understand numerical data, a variety of help topics are available on the website, which includes explanations of terms, illustrations, and troubleshooting guides. To enhance the maximum use of this product, the software has been designed to be run in parallel on a single mainframe computer, to maximize its performance.
Computation of analytical and physical processes using computer algebra systems such as Maxima, allow users to perform a wide range of mathematical procedures, which include geometric calculation, integration, optimization, partial derivative, solutions of partial differential equations, wavelet transforming, and also optimization. Maxima users can run all these operations in parallel, leading to improved efficiency and reduced cost. The best part about Maxima and all the other leading calculus and graphing software systems is that they provide the necessary solution to problems that involve complex mathematical expressions.