Items tagged with degrees


The angle unit of the SI system is rad and its dimension is 1. In engineering angles are often scaled in degrees. Maple supports the unit "deg" or "arcdeg". However when calculating with these units it does not convert deg to rad automatically and replace rad by 1. Here is an example:

The result of evalf(B) should be 15.708 (= 5*pi), i.e. a value without dimension, neither arcdeg nor rad. How do I get the correct result?

Dear readers,

For a question for my students I want them to calculate tge resulting vector from two vectors. The student had to answer by giving the length and angle of the resulting vector.

For the question the vector angle is always larger as 180 derges, the student should for example give a result of 270 degrees.

Currently I'm using the following code:


As you can see maple will always give an angle smaller than 180 degrees since the angle between two vectors is always 180 degrees or smaller.

Can anyone tell me how I should code this problem such that the rest for A4 will be 270 degrees rather than 90 degrees, as is given from the current way of coding.

Thank you in advance.

Suppose that I have a plot:

plot(sin((1/180)*Pi*x), x = -180 .. 180)

I want to add a degree symbol after the tickmarks on the x-axis.  One approach which seem promising is to add a plot option for the x-axis:

axis[1] = [tickmarks = [90 = typeset("90", degree)]]

where "degree" is replaced by a code for the degree symbol. Maple is helpful here because I can point and click using the Common Symbols palette and insert a degree symbol. However this does not work delivering an error "Error, invalid neutral operator". This error is undocumented. 

I can insert a Pi or an infinity symbol. If I want to I can put a degree sysmbol into ther title, but apparently not on the axes.



Vectors are defined by a lenth and an angle.

The arrow command wants me to give it a starting point and an endpoint in coordinates, for example:



gu := arrow([5, 10], [15, 20], .2, .4, .1, color = green)

I'm dealing with vectors from electrical circuits, so the information I have would be the lenth of the vector, and an angle given in degrees (which I could convert to radians if needed for the plot).

The goal is to plot all the vectors in the circuit on the same display so that it can be seen how they are in relation to each other, and to visualise the solution. This means I would need to find out the endpoint of the arrows to start the next arrow at that location with its angle in reference to the same axis. Does it make sence? I'm not sure about the wording of this.

Here's a picture of a calculated vector lenth and angle:

So, the -45 degrees would need to be in reference to the y-axis for example, then the next vector can be placed at lets say perpendicular in reference to the vector sol_1, starting at its endpoint.

The only other way I have to draw this, excluding doing it by hand, is using the object tools from microsoft word, and to be honset I dislike using word for math stuff. I would much rather learn the syntax for Maple to do this.


I hope someone knows what I mean, Please ask if somethig is unclear,








Below is a calculation with 200 Volt and 100 Ω.
The output is 1 Ampere at -45 degrees.
This is useful for electrical circuit calculations, and I can get the right result on a TI-nspire.

However I can't make maple 2015 do it. It's resembling polar coordinates but I can't seem to find any info I can understand.



below is the same equation but in a picture so it can be read by humans:


Hopefully theres some simple comands that can help make this easy.


I'm looking at Maple as a possible alternative to Mathcad (which I've been using for years, but is now very jaded compared to other options like Maple and Mathematica).  I'm a civil engineer and for what I do, one of the better features of Mathcad is the way it handles units.  For example, if I specify an angle in degrees (say phi=30 degrees) and then ask for sin(phi), I get 0.5.  At face value, I though Maple would do the same kind of thing.  However, this doesn't appear to be the case (see attached worksheet).  The only workaround that I can see is to specify the angle in degrees (but without assigning ) and then multiply the specified value by pi/180 (to convert to radians) before passing it to the sin function.  Which is all a bit messy and not at all an attractive solution.

Am I misunderstanding the way units work in Maple and is there a clean way of specifying angles in degrees (which is what engineers work with) and using these values directy in trig functions?

Thanks in anticipation,


Clock:=proc(H, M)  # H and M - time in hours (0 <= H <= 23) and minutes (0<=M<60)

local A1,A2, A, B, B1, C1, C, E, F,alpha,t, T, T1, T2, P, G;

uses plottools, plots; 


A1:=(irem(H,12)+M/60)*30;  A2:=M*6;

A:=circle([0,0], thickness=5);

P:=disk([0,0], 1, color=grey);

Here are two procedures associated with a clock with hands. I think they are interesting not only for fun, but will be useful for teachers in schools in the preparation of such tasks.

The first procedure called  ClockHandsAngle  finds the angle between the hands of the clock at any time.

The second procedure called  TimeFromAngle , for a given angle finds all times in a given time range. The first procedure  is...

I have a problem with inputting a new package in my version of maple (15) for mac. The packes makes it possible to do calculations with cos/sin/tan in degrees instead of radians. I need to use this for my Engeneering studies in Denmark.

In pc you just place the package in the labrary subfolder under the Maple 15 folder, but i can't find that subfolder anywhere on my mac??
Where should i put the package to make it work?

I have 2 files; "Trig.ind" and "Trig.lib" - whichone to use?


Probably trivial, ...but how to set up a slider in degrees.
I'd like to use degrees instead radians in expresion ...from some reasons.
Help will be apreciated :-)



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