Because of the nature of Maple animations, they can get very large very quickly. So that no one using a slower Internet connection is inconvenienced, I have made the affected pictures "opt-in." If you want to see the picture, you must click a link and wait for it to download. I feel that this approach is better than forcing large pictures down the Internet to people who will not look at them.
I have tried compressing the graphics using GIF compression software. The amount of compression and decrease in file size was very small. I know there are ways to use Maple to optimize animations. In fact, that will be one of the next lessons. However, I feel that using those techniques on these pages would invalidate the purpose of the animations. What you would see after creating the animation with Maple would be different from what you would see on the web page.
Every page that contains large images or animations will have a link to this page. Also, the affected animations will not be animated. You will only see the first frame of the animation. To see the full animation, click the image, and the full animation will download and appear in a second window.
I am also including a Maple worksheet for download on each page with large animations. You can download the worksheet, execute the commands, look at the animation, and then experiment with it. If you have an average computer, you should have no trouble generating the animations.
I hope that this method of handling the animations does not inconvenience too many people. As always, you can e-mail me with any comments, questions, or concerns. My e-mail address is located at the top of every tutorial page.