**News and Announcements**

**Features of Maple V**

- Features of Maple V with respect to earlier releases are listed.
**User defined aliases and factorization over finite and algebraic number fields**

*Gregory Fee, Michael Monagan*- The
`alias`

facility of Maple is highlighted. Besides, the performance of univariate polynomial arithmetic over finite fields is described. **Recipes for Solving Definite Integrals Involving Exponentials and Logarithms (Part II)**

*Tony Scott*- The extension of Maple's definite integration package is described.
**Indefinite Summation in Maple**

*Anu Pathria*- In this article the author briefly explores the topic of indefinite
summation and the application of the
`sum`

procedure in Maple. **Three ways to get Stirling's Formula in Maple**

*Bruno Salvy*- In this article the author describes how Stirling's formula is known to the Maple system and how it can be proved via Mellin transforms or a generating function.
**Numerical Solution of a Differential Equation presented in the problem section of the American Mathematical Monthly**

*Greg Fee*- The Maple solution to Problem 6552 from the American Mathematical Monthly.
**Application of Variational Principles to a Simple Quantum Mechanical Problem using the Maple System**

*Tony Scott*- A pedagogical quantum-mechanical problem is studied with the use of Maple.

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