Items tagged with derivative

For the PDE, I can't seem to plot T' as the y-axis, it gives me the error, "Warning, unable to evaluate the function to numeric values in the region; see the plotting command's help page to ensure the calling sequence is correct". Anyone knows what seem to be the problem? I am open to all ideas and would appreciate any help:)

Hello people in mapleprimes,

I hope that you will give me an answer about the calculation surrounding D.
D((x+y)^2) can be calculated with maple, but D((x+y)^a), where a is a constant, cannot at least directly.
And, I have the code, which Mr. Carl Love kindly gave me at
, which is

h:= F-> expand(evalindets(D(F)/F, specfunc(D), d-> op(d)*'h'(op(d))));

This works for (x+y)^2, but does not work for (x+y)^a.
And, I think this reason is that the behavior of D to (x+y)^2 is not the same
 as that to (x+y)^a.
And, I want to modify this code.
But, I can't .
So, I am asking this question. How should I modify the above code so that it works for (x+y)^a.
I'm so sorry for a lot of impoliteness.
I will be very glad if you give me an answer.

Take care.


solve Derivative in maple

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For my fdiff graph, it seems that the cirtical points appear to be jaggered or not smooth. Anyone nows what seem to be the problem? i tried increasing the numpoints but it did not work:( I am open to all opinions. Thanks:)

I had problems plotting the solutions of my PDE with the derivative as the axis. Anyone knows what went wrong?

p1 := pds:-plot(diff(f(x,y),y), y = 0 .. 10, x = 0, numpoints = 100)

I seem to be getting a plot of y=0. Any help would be greatly appreciated:))


To summarize, I have a variable ε = order(1),  which maple has assumed is a funtion ε(x,y,z) and so when I differentiate epsilon with respect to x (or y or z) I do not get 0. I get ε(or εy, εz). How do I ensure maple does not assume this?

More detail of my process:

I declare functions,

I have the function I want to transform,

Now I transform the variables to the new co-ordinate system. i.e. from (x,n,q) to (s,Y,z)


Good! - Everything correct so far. 

Now I want to linearise so i introduce x=x0+ε*x1; and the same for (Y,z), 


As you can see, epsilon has derivatives, which it should not. 

How I can avoid this? 

Thanks in advance - im well and truely stumped over this.

P.s. if the images do not show, the script can be found here: 

Hello people in mapleprimes,

I want to ask you about how to make a function of function which makes a logarithmic derivative of a function.

For example, x^3 is mapped as h(x^3)=3h(x), h(x+y)=(x/(x+y))*h(x)+(y/(x+y))*h(y),


I hope someone give me a hing to create h.


Best wishes.






I wish to define a function which is the derivative of another function.

> f:=(x)->x^2:

> g:=(x)->diff(f(x),x):

> g(x);

2 x

> f(2);


> g(2);
Error, (in g) invalid input: diff received 2, which is not valid for its 2nd argument


I cannot find a way in which I can define the function g, using the functional operator, so that I can actually evaluate g(x).


How can I do this?



     I now have a problem.

     I want to calculate first derivative of a function and make it a function with respect to a variable.

     For example,




     I expect derivative is a function, (i.e.  derivative(x)=2x) , So if I put 'derivative(2)',I should get 4 as results. However I get "Error, (in H_Mag_Derivative_2) invalid input: diff received 2, which is not valid for its 2nd argument".

     Could someone give me a hand? Very much appreciated.

Hi evrey ones in pdsolve we have these commande to use U(x,t) 

> U:= subs(pds:-value(output=listprocedure), u(x,t));

  id like to get du(x,t)/dt

i tried these  

U:= subs(pds:-value(output=listprocedure), du(x,t)/dt);  but is not work 

thank you 


Dear all

I need a help to compute the integral from -1 to 1 of product of derivative of legendre polynomial

> restart;
> with(orthopoly);

P(n, x); # Designe the legendre polynomial of degree n
I would like to compute

int(diff(P(n,x),x)*diff(P(m,x),x),x=-1..1) ;


In this previous formula when I put n=2 and m=3 I can get the result but in general  case i cannot,

Many thanks



How I can write a procedure with Maple 18 that it receives function f(x) and x=a as inputs, 
then compute f'(a) and shows in output these 2 cases:

1) value f'(a)
2) curves f(x) ,y=f'(a)*(x-a)+f(a) and also the point (a,f'(a)) in a system ?

I am fairly new to Maple and cannot figure this out.

I'm having some trouble in computing formally the derivatives of
some composite functions

h:= x -> f(g(x)),

imposing conditions on the unknown functions f and g.

For example, I cannot find a way to impose g'(0)=0,
such that the computation of


simply gives 0.


Thank you in advance!

Sorry for disturbing you again. I am haunted by a problem about Taylor expansion in Maple.

For example, when the angle alpha is small, thus we could use taylor(sin(x),x=0,1) to get a approximated function of sin(x) with different order of precision.

But, if the sin(x) meets diff(x(t),t), (x is a time-dependant variable), could we also apply the Tayolr expansion in Maple to obtain a approximation?

For example, the function: sin(x(t))*diff(x(t),t), x(t) is given with a small value, but diff(x(t),t) could not be neglected, because even x(t) is with a small value , diff(x(t),t) could be great. We could conduct the Talyor expansion with hands, and sin(x(t))*diff(x(t),t) becomes x(t)*diff(x(t),t). But I wonder if we could use Maple to realize this procedure. And if the Maple could make it, I would like to know if the Maple could handle the multi-variable Taylor expansion accompanied with the time derivative. For example, the x(t) and y(t) are considered as small value variables, could we simplified the following function sin(x(t))*cos(y(t))*diff(x(t),t)*diff(y(t),t).

Thank you very much in advance for taking a look. 



I am new to Maple and discovering its features. I was wondering whether it is possible to define a function abstractly, say:


and differentiate it, to obtain f'(1/x) (-1/x^2)? Is this possible?



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