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I am practicing with some diff equations. I am having problem solving for one of the constants. I am having a pproblem assigning a value to derivatives or 2nd derivatives. What is a good general technique is this type of situation?




omega^2 = g/l

omega^2 = g/l


Eq1 := diff(Theta(t), t, t) = -omega^2*Theta(t)

diff(diff(Theta(t), t), t) = -omega^2*Theta(t)


ics := Theta(0) = 0, (diff(Theta(t), t))(0) = Vmax, (diff(Theta(t), t, t))(0) = 0

Theta(0) = 0, (diff(Theta(t), t))(0) = Vmax, (diff(diff(Theta(t), t), t))(0) = 0


SHM := dsolve({Eq1, ics})


SHM := dsolve({Eq1})

{Theta(t) = _C1*sin(omega*t)+_C2*cos(omega*t)}


SHM := dsolve({Eq1, Theta(0) = 0})

Theta(t) = _C1*sin(omega*t)



diffSHM := diff(SHM, t)

diff(Theta(t), t) = _C1*omega*cos(omega*t)



(Theta(t))(0) = 0, (diff(Theta(t), t))(0) = V

(Theta(t))(0) = 0, (diff(Theta(t), t))(0) = V











I was trying to write a procedure that would compute a simple linear equation using the Extended Euclidean Algorithm. I was thinking of a procedure like the following:

solveEeaMatrix := proc (a::list, b::list) 
 local c::list;  
 c := a -iquo(a[1],b[1])*b;  
 while (c[1] <> gcd(a[1],b[1]) do 

I am basically stuck at this part as

1) I don't know how to setup a multi-dimensional array that could dynamically grow(as a possible solution).

2) I can't come up with a recursive function that could possibly take care of this.

In short, if I am given for example an equation like: 84*x+203*y = 14

I will transform it into 2 linear equation as follow:
row0 := [203, 0, 1] row1 := [84, 1, 0] Subsequently, I will perform the following:

c := a -iquo(a[1],b[1])*b;  

Where aand b are both lists and arguments of the procedure and cbeing another list and a local variable.

But I don't know how to do the following programmatically:

row3 := row1-iquo(row1[1], row2[1])*row2;
row4 := row2-iquo(row2[1], row3[1])*row3;
row5 := row3-iquo(row3[1], row4[1])*row4;
and so on ...                  

Any hint would be appreciated.

Dear All, 

I am trying to use define_external to use a C dll from inside MAPLE. The C dll exports a function that has a argument of type function pointer which has a return type of pointer. The function itself returns pointers.  

Pointers are needed as return types as the C function needs to return arrays. 

When I try to pass the C function, as maple procedure as the argument, it errs saying "Error, (in rk4_vec) number expected for float[8] parameter, got proc () option remember; table( [( 1 ) = HFloat(1.0), ( 2 ) = HFloat(-0.0) ] ) 'procname(args)' end proc"

rk4_vec is as follows: 

rk4_vec := define_external("rk4vec", 't0' :: float[8], 'm' :: integer[4], 'u0' :: ARRAY(1..2,datatype=float[8]), 'dt' :: float[8], 'f' :: PROC('t' :: float[8], 'm' :: integer[4], 'u' :: ARRAY(1..2,datatype=float[8]), 'RETURN' :: REF(float[8])), 'RETURN' ::REF(float[8]), "WRAPPER", LIB="rk4.dll");

rk4vec in C looks like this: 

double *rk4vec ( double t0, int m, double u0[], double dt, 
  double *f ( double t, int m, double u[] ) )

I am passing as :

rk4vec_test_f := proc(t, n, u)
local uprime :: REF(float[8]);
#uprime := Array(n);
uprime(1) := u(2);
uprime(2) := -u(1);
return uprime;
end proc;

I have tried the RETURN type on the define_external call as : float[8], ARRAY(1..2, datatype=float[8]) , but that didnt work either. I got the idea of using REF from times2 example on this link.

Any guidance in this matter is highly appreciated. 

Attached are the C file, the dll, maple worksheet. Tested on Windows, with 64-bit, Maple 2016 standard.


Funny, I can't seem to find a list of all available units in the help file.

Is there not a listed table of units somewhere?

**edit add**  conversion of units I mean.  ie.  meters, miles, gallons, litres, Pa, etc...

I wish to solve for k interms of x, e is a constant in the equation k=x+e*sin(k). Using the solve function, i got 

RootOf(_Z-x-e*sin(_Z)) and using the function allvalues(RootOf(_Z-x-e*sin(_Z))) still gave the same expression in _Z. Please is there a way out because I need the value of  as a substitute to another equation. Any help will be highly appreciated.

I am trying to model a disease. The equation is as follows:

S*X - f(X,S,Sp) = 100

I have data for S, I have data for X and I have data for f(X,S,Sp) however I want to find an equation for f(X,S,Sp) that has the best fit with the data because I need to use it later on in my calculation. If anyone is intrested S is the sensitivity of the blood test, Sp is the specificity of the blood test. This means that X*(1-Sp) is the number of false positives.

I currently dont have access to Maple hence I am doing all my modeling in excel 2016. So I am severly limited because excel is useless at algebra.


I use maple 2016 on linux with X.  When minimized, the maple icon is very small.  Also, the help icon is very small.

Are larger icons available?

The maple icon is ./bin/Maple2016.png.  I can not find the help icon.  Any ideas?

I have a PDE with boundary conditions, from a NASA paper.  I always seem to have problems expressing the bc.

PDE := diff(u(x, t), t) = (1/4)*exp(2)*exp(-u(x, t))*(diff(diff(u(x, t), x), x))/(x^2+2);

The initial/boundary conditions are

@t=0, u(x, t) = 2-2*ln(-x^2+2)

@x=0, diff(u(x,t),x)=0  ## this is the bc I have problem expressing

@x=1, u(x,t) = 2+ln(1+t)

The exact solution given in the paper:

2 + ln(1+t) - 2*ln(2-x^2)

I tried

ics := u(x, 0) = 2*(1-ln(2-x^2));

bcs := D[1](u(0,t))=0, u(1,t)=2+ln(1+t);

PDEtools[Solve]([PDE,ics,bcs]); ## no solution

How do I do this?

Tom Dean

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How can I get LPSolve to output the unique subsets of {3,1,1,2,2,1} which sum to 5 (no recycling of set values)

(the code is a Yury/Love hybrid).


please help me for remover this problem.




f := -(2/3)*eta^3+(1/2)*eta^2+eta; -1; g := -eta^2+1; -1; h := -eta^2+1; 1; F := proc (eta) options operator, arrow; A1*f end proc; 1; G := proc (eta) options operator, arrow; A2*g end proc; 1; H := proc (eta) options operator, arrow; A3*h end proc

proc (eta) options operator, arrow; A3*h end proc


Q1 := diff(F(eta), eta, eta, eta)+.5*H(eta)*((diff(F(eta), eta))^2+F(eta)*(diff(F(eta), eta, eta)))/G(eta)^2+2*(diff(G(eta), eta))*(diff(F(eta), eta, eta))/G(eta)-(diff(H(eta), eta))*(diff(F(eta), eta, eta))/H(eta); 1; Q2 := diff(G(eta), eta, eta)+H(eta)*((diff(F(eta), eta))*G(eta)+.5*F(eta)*(diff(eta, eta)))/G(eta)^2+2*(diff(G(eta), eta))^2/G(eta)-((diff(H(eta), eta))*(diff(H(eta), eta)))/H(eta)+(diff(F(eta), eta, eta))^2-(H(eta)/G(eta))^2; 1; Q3 := diff(H(eta), eta, eta)+(.5*1.3)*H(eta)*(5*(diff(F(eta), eta))*H(eta)+F(eta)*(diff(H(eta), eta)))/G(eta)^2+2*(diff(G(eta), eta))*(diff(H(eta), eta))/G(eta)-(diff(H(eta), eta))^2/H(eta)+(1.3*1.44)*H(eta)*(diff(F(eta), eta, eta))/G(eta)-(1.3*1.92)*(H(eta)/G(eta))^3



Eq1 := int(Q1*f, eta = 0 .. 1);



sol := solve({Eq1 = 0, Eq2 = 0, Eq3 = 0}, {A1, A2, A3}); J := min(select(`>`, sol, 0))

Error, invalid input: `>` expects 2 arguments, but received 1


A11 := evalf(simplify(sol[1, 1])); A22 := evalf(simplify(sol[1, 2])); A33 := evalf(simplify(sol[1, 3]))

Error, invalid subscript selector






How to find the integral of (x+y)/(x+y+z) over the part of the unit ball  centered at the origin which lies in the positive octant { x>=0 , y>=0, z>=0 } ? Numeric calculations suggest Pi/9.

How to find the double integral of sin(x^2)*cos(y^2) over the disk of radius R which is centered at the origin? 

Here is my try 

restart; evalf(VectorCalculus:-int(sin(x^2)*cos(y^2), [x, y] = Circle(`<,>`(0, 0), 1), inert), 15);


Hello people in mapleprimes,

I want to modify the following expression a to b. For it, I used c code.
But, as seen in d, just using c returns a. Originally, I intended phi being between 0 and 1, so
that 1-phi >0. Isn't any better way to modify a to b? and it is better to have maple sort expression remembering 1-phi to be positive, and to have maple give any priority to it in modifying a to b.

(-2*theta+1)*phi/(phi-1) + theta

I will be very glad if you borrow me your idea.

Thank you in advance.

Hi All,

To get EOM of a specific type of vibrating shell structure, I constructed the Hamilton equation of the system with messy and complex integrand (so many derivatives and variables are included). Now I have to calculate the variation of the Hamilton equation (del(int((T+U-V),t=t0..t1)=0) to get the EOMs and BCs of the system.

Is there anybody to know how to take a variation of such bulky integral in Maple?

Is there anyone to have experience in finding the EOM of shell structure using variational calculus in Maple?

Any comment will be useful.



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