## CompleteSquare can't square completely...

ans:=CompleteSquare(x^2+2*x)

ans := (x+1)^2-1

ans1:=CompleteSquare(x^4+2*x^2, x^2)

Error, (in Student:-Precalculus:-CompleteSquare) arguments after the 1st should be a name, function, or a list or set of names or functions...

## Why can't VectorCalculus[Jacobian] take vectors?...

why won't VectorCalculus[Jacobian] accept vectors?

... to prevent me from frying my system? or is it an unnecessary restriction?

`Here's what I mean:`
`Fvec := Vector([x[1]*x[2],3*x[3]]);Xvec := Vector([x[1],x[2]]);Flst := [x[1]*x[2],3*x[3]];Xlst := [x[1],x[2]];VectorCalculus[Jacobian](Fvec,Xlst);VectorCalculus[Jacobian](Flst,Xlst);VectorCalculus[Jacobian](Flst,Xvec);Error, invalid input: too many and/or wrong type...`

## Student Calculus Bundle...

I'm in the process of reviewing Calculus for self-learning--I'm not in a class room but learning/re-learning on my own.  Would the Calculus Bundle be sufficient for that purpose?  Does it contain enough supporting information to permit self-learning?  Would steps be shown for equation solutions?

## Error, (in simplify/tools/_zn) too many levels of ...

with the following input:

with(VectorCalculus);

X := r -> sqrt(2/Pi)*alpha*exp(-alpha^2*(r.r));

a_0:=a*<1/(2*sqrt(3) , 1/2>;

r:=<x,y>;

K:=<k_1, k_2>;

assume(alpha::real);

assume(alpha>0);
assume(k_1>0);

assume(k_2>0);

assume(k_1::real);

assume(k_2::real);

eq1:=int( X(r-a_0) , x=-infinity .. infinity);

Why is the ouput :

## How I do implicit differentiation with maple ?...

 How could develop the following in Maple:

## Calculus 2 Series Help...

1) Solve the series using the alternating series method:

12 - 6 + 3 - 1.5...

I know the answer is 8 because it is in the back of my calculus textbook...I just don't know how it is 8.

2) Solve the series:  ((2/k) - (2/k+3)) where k = 1 to infinity.

I know the answer is 11/3...I just don't know how to get there.

## Jet bundle with anticommuting variables (kind of.....

My question is this:

In with(DifferentialGeometry): with(JetCalculus) with(Physics):

I work with the following Jet Bundle:

DGsetup([x], [u, psi], E, 40),

where psi is declared anticommuting with Setup(anticommutativeprefix={psi}).

When I work with expressions that are differential polynomials in u with coefficients arbitrary functions of u, the EulerLagrange operator behaves correctly. The same is true if I multiply these expressions by psi or by psi_1 ...

## Error Show Solution...

Im using maple 13

I always encounter an error everytime i use the feature ShowSolution

the error says:

"Error, (in Student:-Calculus1:-ShowSolution) input expression does not have any incomplete calculus operations"

This always happens in all the calculations.

How should I use the ShowSolution properly?

## calculus...

how can i understand calculus own my own. and i'm a lazy student.

## How do I find out if I have package in my Maple i...

Is there a way to find out what packages (i.e. statistics, or calculus, etc.) that are in my Maple installation? I bought a student version of Maple, now I need to use Statistics (with (Statistics): ) but don't really know If I have Statistics package installed or not. Thanks

## How do I find out if I have package in my Maple i...

Is there a way to find out what packages (i.e. statistics, or calculus, etc.) that are in my Maple installation? I bought a student version of Maple, now I need to use Statistics (with (Statistics): ) but don't really know If I have Statistics package installed or not. Thanks

## Getting MAPLE to generate output on indefinite int...

I am attempting to get MAPLE to generate indefinite integrals that are of the form:

exp(-k[r^2-a^2*cos(x)]^0.5)

from fundamental calculus principles I might set u = [r^2-a^2*cos(x)]^0.5 which then should yield du/dx = 1/2*(a*sin(x)/[r^2-a^2*cos(x)]^0.5).

Then if my math is correct the result should end up:

2*(r^2-a^2*cos(x)]^0.5)*exp(-k[r^2-a^2*cos(x)]^0.5)/[-k*a*sin(x)]

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