**News and Announcements**

**Now, Are You Convinced?**

*J. William Friel*- An example to convince colleagues of the usefulness of computer algebra.
**The Full Power of Maple on a Mac Plus**

*J.S. Devitt*- This article describes the Maple 4.2 Release of Maple for the Macintosh.
**AMM Problem E2983**

*G.J. Fee*- An interactive Maple solution to Problem E2983 of the Americal Mathematical Monthly
**The Collect Function in Maple**

*Michael B. Monagan*- This article describes the design of the
`collect`

procedure in Maple. **AMM Problem E3229**

*Gaston H. Gonnet*- An interactive Maple solution to Problem E3229 of the Americal Mathematica!
**Fortran Translation and Optimization**

*Michael B. Monagan*- This article describes the
`fortran`

procedure in Maple and its option`optimize`

for common subexpression recognition. **Heuristic Primality Testing**

*Gaston H. Gonnet*- This article describes Maple's probabilistic primality test.

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