MaplePrimes Questions

Hi! I have the system of differential equations

restart; with(plots); with(DEtools);

a := 1;

deq1 := u(s)*(diff(varphi(s), s, s))+2*(diff(u(s), s))*(diff(varphi(s), s))+sin(varphi(s)) = 0;

deq2 := diff(u(s), s, s)-u(s)*(diff(varphi(s), s))^2-cos(varphi(s))+a*(u(s)-1) = 0;

sol := dsolve({deq1, deq2, u(0) = 1, varphi(0) = (1/4)*Pi, (D(u))(0) = 0, (D(varphi))(0) = 0}, {u(s), varphi(s)}, numeric)


which is perfectly solved, but I need to convert it to Cartesian coordinates and draw a plot, so what I tried is

x := u(s)*sin(varphi(s));

y := -u(s)*cos(varphi(s));

plot([x, y, s = 0 .. 20])


But I'm getting an error "Warning, expecting only range variable s in expressions [u(s)*sin(varphi(s)), -u(s)*cos(varphi(s))] to be plotted but found names [u, varphi]"

I don't know why is this happens if I have a solution. For example, I can get solution for 2 seconds:


[s = 2., u(s) = 2.33095721668252, diff(u(s), s) = 1.02513293353371, varphi(s) = .213677391510693, diff(varphi(s), s) = -.242430995691885]


I posted my question at here
With Mathematica, I got min is 22/5. This result is different from my solution by hand.

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i have an optimization problem, i want to maximize an expression using assumption, what should i do?




M1 := Matrix(1, 4, {(1, 1) = p^(1/2), (1, 2) = 0, (1, 3) = 0, (1, 4) = (1-p)^(1/2)})



M2 := Matrix(4, 1, {(1, 1) = cos(theta[1])*cos(theta[2]), (2, 1) = exp(I*phi[1])*sin(theta[1])*cos(theta[2]), (3, 1) = exp(I*phi[2])*sin(theta[2])*cos(theta[1]), (4, 1) = exp(I*(phi[1]+phi[2]))*sin(theta[1])*sin(theta[2])})






maximize(PP) assuming 0<p ,p<1;

Error, (in assuming) when calling 'maximize'. Received: 'invalid input: `minimize/continuous` expects its 2nd argument, yFP, to be of type {name, list(name)}, but received `theta[1]` = -infinity'





I have final project to make a media for learning mathematic using maple. But I'm so confused to make a net of cuboid, anybody can help me? please :D

Why I receive this error:



It is evident that by repeated applications of the double-angle and product trigonometric identities, one may transform any monomial of the form sin(x)^p * cos(y)^q, where p and q are positive integers, to a linear combination of only first powers of sines and cosines.

Example 1:  The monomial  4*sin(x)*cos(y)^2 is equivalent to


Example 2: The monomial 16*sin(x)^2*cos(y)^3 is equivalent to             

How does one write a Maple procedure to do that transformation in the general case of sin(x)^p * cos(y)^q?


Dear All,

Please, could anyone point me out how to draw the beautiful Apollonian Gasket using Maple?

Thank you.

Very kind wishes,

Wang Zhe


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hello. how can i solve this integral. thank you

I am building an algebra 1 course for my school, and was wanting to create simple randomly generating practice sets for graphing points / lines / etc.

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Presuming a randomly generated $x and $y, is there any way to check to see if a student has plotted the point ($x, $y)?

I am student, and bought Maple student version 2017 and went through verification and activation with no probems and been using Maple for number of days.

But few days ago, I disconnected my internet service provider, and so now I have no access to the internet from my home PC where I installed Maple (I am writing this from  library)

Now at home, when I start Maple, I get a message saying that my licence will expire in 10 or 9  days or so. I do not understand this messge. Why it comes up now and did not come up before when I had internet access? 

Does one need to be connected to the internet all the time to use Maple? What if one does not have internet access?

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Hello Members,

I've to export some Maple lines to a LaTex file. I used the Maple command "Export as" and I saved the file like a .tex file. But when I open that file, it doesn't work because my LaTex doesn't recognise the package \usepackage{maplestd2e}.

How can I do? I put also my file in the post!

Thank you :)

hi, learners of maple like me, i was handling a project,but i came across this problem,and i began to doubt the accuracy of maple-plot,,,

very simply expression,result3,changing with the parameter f,

i first plot the f from 100 to 5000,

than i need to watch closer,

so i change the define domain of parameter f, plot f from 100 to 1000,  

and the result of plot definitely  differs from the previous one. 

low vally in the first figure (f in the scale of 100-1000),disappears! that's insane...


you can see below,

anyone see it, can you give me some clue? i really do not understand this. why ,why why,,

result3 := 3.269235506947450*10^11*sqrt(-1/(0.975698207102e-3*cos(0.19042716640833e-1*f)^2*cos(0.9521358320417e-2*f)^4-0.975698207102e-3*cos(0.19042716640833e-1*f)^2*cos(0.9521358320417e-2*f)^2+5.099915851388520*10^(-8)*cos(0.9521358320417e-2*f)^4-5.099915851388520*10^(-8)*cos(0.9521358320417e-2*f)^2+1.311634114532540*10^12*sin(0.19042716640833e-1*f)*sin(0.9521358320417e-2*f)*cos(0.9521358320417e-2*f)*cos(0.19042716640833e-1*f)+4.405792916762340*10^26*cos(0.19042716640833e-1*f)^2-4.406861706842330*10^26))



plot(result3, f = 100 .. 5000);



plot(result3, f = 100 .. 1000);









When I do the derivation of a summation in order to one single term should not the result come out of the summation in the example attached in the file doubt? for example the derivative should not have yielded Ci and not the summation of Ci because for example if want the derivative in order to y1 it should be only C1 and not the summation of Ci.


The same happen when I go to a more complex case like in the file Equation21v2, should the result in the last double summation before T drop the summation over i to NC?


Many thanks in advance for your help!


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