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I'm trying to write and simplify expressions involving partial derivatives of an arbitrary function, say f(x,y).

Specifically, I would like diff(f(t,y),t) to evaluate to D[1](f)(t,y), instead of 

And eval(diff(f(x,y),x),x=t) gives the same result. 

Interestingly, diff(f(2*t,y),t) does evaluate to 2*D[1](f)(2*t,y), as expected.

I could get some results by using a custom differentiation function

`diff/f` := proc(x,y,v) 
    if v = x then return D[1](f)(v,y):
    elif v = y then return D[2](f)(x,v):
    else return 0: # is there a fallback I can use without risking infinite recursion?
end proc:

and it works for the simple case, but now diff(f(2*t,y),t) does not work.

All this makes me feel that there must be a way to get what I want by default, but I can't figure it out.

Is there? Thank you in advance!

Hi, i have a problem with subs instruction. I'd like to change a function D(s) with symbol d/ds d(t), but i won't to calculate derivate, I want only change symbol. Thanks a lot.

I'm still quite new to maple and I'm working calculating some dynamic equations.

I want to be able to selectively group certain variables or numbers depending on how I need the equations to be showed, I don't know if that's possible, I´ll explain further.

In typewritting extended format one equation is shown like this:



And maple standard:


The fisrt thing I want is to show the time derivatives in the dot representation, but I also want the 1/2 multiplyting each term of the whole equation like in the maoke standard format. 

I also need to group certain variables in some other equations I have and I was wondering if there is a way to do this.

Since I am a very recent Maple user, I do not know why I obtained a wrong answer with the following two comands:

Exp:= Psi(rho(x,t),theta(x,t));
                  Psi(rho(x, t), theta(x, t))
Exp1:= diff(Exp,t);
     / d           \                                  
     |--- rho(x, t)| D[1](Psi)(rho(x, t), theta(x, t))
     \ dt          /                                  

          / d             \                                
    + |--- theta(x, t)| Psi(rho(x, t) + 1, theta(x, t))
          \ dt            /                                

Can someone, please, help me?

Thank you.


I want to know the partial derivative of


in order to 


If I write 

I obtain this


which is incorrect  since I did not have any indexes in sigma. However if I do this next command the result seems correct although no substituion of rhocrf

What I would like to obtain was the solution in order to rho and not to rhocrf and additionally having the result as a summation over p and q and not the extended result. How should I write it in Maple then? 


Thank you very much!


z := Diff(x(t),t)*y(t) + x(t)*Diff(y(t),t);

Is there a way to tell Maple to collapse that into Diff(x(t)*y(t), t) ?

I tried factor, combine, simplify, but none of them worked.



hi .in substuting in ode equation i encounter with error

Error, (in eval/diff) invalid input: diff received (f1[i+1, i]-2*f1[i, i]+f1[i-1, i])/h^2, which is not valid for its 2nd argument

please help me


restart; with(DEtools); with(plots); interface(rtablesize = 25); ode1 := -P1*(diff(f1(x, y), x, x, x, x, x, x)+diff(f1(x, y), y, y, y, y, y, y)+3*(diff(f1(x, y), x, x, x, x, y, y))+3*(diff(f1(x, y), x, x, y, y, y, y)))+P2*(diff(f1(x, y), x, x, x, x)+diff(f1(x, y), y, y, y, y)+2*(diff(f1(x, y), x, x, y, y)))-N_x*(diff(f1(x, y), x, x))-N_y*(diff(f1(x, y), y, y)); F1xx := i, proc (j) options operator, arrow; (f1[i+1, j]-2*f1[i, j]+f1[i-1, j])/h^2 end proc; F1yy := i, proc (j) options operator, arrow; (f1[i, j+1]-2*f1[i, j]+f1[i, j-1])/hy^2 end proc; F1xxxx := i, proc (j) options operator, arrow; (f1[i+2, j]-4*f1[i+1, j]+6*f1[i, j]-4*f1[i-1, j]+f1[i-2, j])/h^4 end proc; F1yyyy := i, proc (j) options operator, arrow; (f1[i, j+2]-4*f1[i, j+1]+6*f1[i, j]-4*f1[i, j-1]+f1[i, j-2])/hy^4 end proc; F1xxxxxx := i, proc (j) options operator, arrow; (f1[i+3, j]-6*f1[i+2, j]+15*f1[i+1, j]-20*f1[i, j]+15*f1[i-1, j]-6*f1[i-2, j]+f1[i-3, j])/h^6 end proc; F1yyyyyy := i, proc (j) options operator, arrow; (f1[i, j+3]-6*f1[i, j+2]+15*f1[i, j+1]-20*f1[i, j]+15*f1[i, j-1]-6*f1[i, j-2]+f1[i, j-3])/hy^6 end proc; F1xxyyyy := i, proc (j) options operator, arrow; (f1[i-1, j-2]-4*f1[i-1, j-1]+6*f1[i-1, j]-4*f1[i-1, j+1]+f1[i-1, j+2]-2*f1[i, j-2]+8*f1[i, j-1]-12*f1[i, j]+8*f1[i, j+1]-2*f1[i, j+2]+f1[i+1, j-2]-4*f1[i+1, j-1]+6*f1[i+1, j]-4*f1[i+1, j+1]+f1[i+1, j+2])/(hy^4*h^2) end proc; F1yyxxxx := i, proc (j) options operator, arrow; (f1[i-2, j-1]-2*f1[i-2, j]+f1[i-2, j+1]-4*f1[i-1, j-1]+8*f1[i-1, j]-4*f1[i-1, j+1]+6*f1[i, j-1]-12*f1[i, j]+6*f1[i, j+1]-4*f1[i+1, j-1]+8*f1[i+1, j]-4*f1[i+1, j+1]+f1[i+2, j-1]-2*f1[i+2, j]+f1[i+2, j+1])/(h^4*hy^2) end proc; eq := simplify(eval(ode1, {diff(f1(x, y), x, x) = F1xx(i, j), diff(f1(x, y), y, y) = F1yy(i, j), diff(f1(x, y), x, x, x, x) = F1xxxx(i, j), diff(f1(x, y), y, y, y, y) = F1yyyy(i, j), diff(f1(x, y), x, x, x, x, x, x) = F1xxxxxx(i, j), diff(f1(x, y), x, x, x, x, y, y) = F1yyxxxx(i, j), diff(f1(x, y), x, x, y, y, y, y) = F1xxyyyy(i, j), diff(f1(x, y), y, y, y, y, y, y) = F1yyyyyy(i, j)}))

Error, (in eval/diff) invalid input: diff received (f1[i+1, i]-2*f1[i, i]+f1[i-1, i])/h^2, which is not valid for its 2nd argument










diff(f1(x, y), x, x, y, y, y, y)

diff(diff(diff(diff(diff(diff(f1(x, y), x), x), y), y), y), y)








Dear all:

I have used the "diff" command in Maple to help me derive a huge and very long function, and now I want to convert this huge expression from Maple to Matlab format, for example, into a Matlab .m file. The format of this expression in Maple is very different from Matlab.

So could you help me with this problem?

Thank you all.

Hello, I have a function defined as

                                                   g :=  (x, y)->diff(u1(x, y), x, x)+diff(u2(x, y), x, y). 

I want to define another function as follows

                                                           f :=  (y) ->subs(x = 0, g(x, y)) ,

Now, when I want to calculate numerical values for the new function f(0), f(0.1), f(0.2),..... and so on. The following massage appear

Error, (in f) invalid input: diff received 0, which is not valid for its 2nd argument.

What is the problem here.




EDIT: My question has been  answered below



Lets' say I have the equation L:



I want to take the partial derivative of L to diff(theta2(t), t). 

Maple doesn't allow me to do this: diff(L, diff(theta2(t),t));

How can I solve this problem?


I hope someone can help me. Thanks in advance!


Hi everybody;

I have a problem with Physics[diff] command. When I run the following code, error messages appear where the Physics[diff] command exist. What is the source of error? How can I fix it?

Thanks in advance

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?


#Hello people in Mapleprimes,




#shows f'(x).



#shows just df(t1)/dt1, not f'(t).

#Can't I show f'(t1) not df(t1)/dt1?

#Is this a way peculiar to Maple?

#I hope someone could give me some hints.


#Best wishes.







how i can apply this differential in maple?




I need to crate a function to be evaluated in a range of values, and this function i would to use in other expression, example:

cel1      "seq(i,i=0.001..2,0.001)"

cel2      "A:=&1";cel1

cel3      "f:=x->diff(KelvinBei(0,x),x)"

cel4      ""B:=map(x->f(x),[A])"


This is ok with a lot of function but with diff(KelvinBei(0,x),x) in cel4 show this error "Error,(in f) invalid input:.1e-2, which is not valid for its 2nd argument.

Why??? How can I do??

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