Maple 2018 Questions and Posts

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Help me extracting the data from the Maple figure. I was used the 'implicitplod3D' command to draw the figure.  I want to save the parameters of sigma, A  and f0 in Exce

af_eq := (3*alpha[2](t[1], t[2])*A^3*(1/8)-A*sigma)^2+(1/4)*alpha[1](t[1], t[2])^2*A^2 = (1/4)*f0^2

(0.4871250000e-1*A^3-A*sigma)^2+0.2500000000e-2*A^2 = (1/4)*f0^2


with(plots, implicitplot,implicitplot3d):







implicitplot3d(af_eq, sigma = -1.5 .. 1.5,f0 =0..0.5, A = 0 .. 5,numpoints = 20000,style=surfacecontour,contours = 15);






l format. then, I can use the data draw a picture in other software. Many thanks.

Hello guys

I have a simple but crucial question about variation, especially in cosmology and gravity. suppose we have the action such as

S=int(sqrt(-g)*F(R,RµναβRµναβ),d^4x) where g is determinant metric gµν and d^4x is space in 4D and F is an arbitrary function of R (Ricci scalar) and scalar which created by Riemann tensor. How we can define this action in the maple 18 and take variation with respect to the metric.


Is there a place to read about rules for naming constants of integrations for solution of ODE so that Maple odetest will not have problem verifying solution of an ODE?

It seems Maple does not like some constant names. If I use C or C1 or C[1] or A etc... odetest does not give back zero, even thought the solution is exactly the same as Maple's, except Maple uses _C1.

I read one is not supposed to use _ constants in own code, since these are reserved for Maple.

So what is one supposed to use? Here is an example


Compare to Maple own solution


You can see, there is no difference, except the name of the constant.  Yet, Maple does not odetest my solution


I tried naming my constant to C, C[1], A, Z, etc.. I got tired trying. Only when I use _C1 does Maple give zero for odetest.

What is so special about _C1?  And if one can't use _ symbols as Maple says, what is one to to do? 

Maple 2018.1, Physics version `2018, July 21, 4:16 hours, version in the MapleCloud: 78, version installed in this computer: 78`


I would like to do the following operation:

Apparently, Maple does not do this operation.

Does anyone know how to do this?

Thanks in advance.


When 3d-Plotting a function say f(z)=sqrt(z)=sqrt(x+I*y) then Maple automatically only plots the principal branch.

In the example above is it possible to plot the second surface too?

Is it also possible to plot the full continuous Riemann surface as in




From answer posted in

I've learned to use

subsindets(expr, 'suffixed(_)', f->n);

To replace in a Maple generated solution which contains system suffix, such as _Z, _Z1, etc... returned by Solve and Maple calls, with a symbol that I find easier to read. The above works in some cases but not others. For example, it works on this result

expr:=signum(0, _Z, 1);
subsindets(expr, 'suffixed(_)', f->n);

                      signum(0, n, 1)

But not on this one

expr:=RootOf(signum(0, _Z, 1));
subsindets(expr, 'suffixed(_)', f->n);

             RootOf(signum(0, _Z, 1))

I do not want to use pattern matching, since the result is something I do not know what it will be. I just want to replace all those Maple symbols that start with _Z in the solution by another symbol. I can't use subs() either, since I do not know what the symbol will be.

What is the correct way to do this?


Should this generate an error?



This did not help. Same error as above.

solve(r,{x}) assuming x::real;

This made Maple not give an error

solve(r,{x}) assuming x::real, x>0;

       {x = x}

Also this worked, but NULL returned

solve(r,{x}) assuming x::real, x<0;

Also this worked with NULL returned

solve(r,{x}) assuming   x<0;

Is this how Maple generally works? i.e It generates an exception error when it is not able to solve something? Or does it normally echo back the input back if it can't solve something? Or at least return NULL if it can't solve it? I am havin hard time figuring which method to use to check if Maple is able to solve something or not, because each time it seems to do something different.

Should one then put a try/catch around each Maple call, and treat the try section as if Maple was not able to solve the equation whatever it was?


Essentially I have this trigonometric equation and I want to solve (get the roots of) it within the range -Pi..Pi:

v := a+b*cos(t)-c*(d*(1-(a+b*cos(t))^2-d^2*sin(t)^2)^(1/2)+e*sin(t)) = 0;
v1 := t > -Pi;
v2 := t < Pi;

Where t is the variable and a..e are constants.  At the moment I am trying the following:                  
solve({v, v1,v2}, t, allsolutions, explicit);

My problem is that Maple tries to solve this - I get Evaluating in the bottom left corner of the window - but never seems to return with a solution even after using 52,000s and 5GB of memory: I am using a late model macbook.

Can anyone see a way of re-framing this equation so that Maple can return an answer?

The following product gives 0


product(1-1/k, k = 2 .. infinity);


However when I expand the product

1 - 1/2 - 1/3 - 1/4 - ... + 1/2*1/3 + 1/2*1/4 + ... + 1/3*1/4 + ... + triple products + quadruple products + and so forth...

Now the double, triple, quadruple, and so forth sums of products converge.

The 1/2 + 1/3 + 1/4 + ... nevertheless diverges, so why does maple give me 0?

Hello there,

I am trying to solve a pretty simple Cauchy Problem:

PDE := diff(u(t, x, y), t)+.5*(diff(u(t, x, y), x, x))+diff(u(t, x, y), x, y)+.5*(diff(u(t, x, y), y, y))+diff(u(t, x, y), x)+diff(u(t, x, y), y)+(1+(x+y)^2)*u(t, x, y) = 0

bc := u(0,x,y)=1;

with pdsolve and I get a result.

But surprisingly, Maple's pdetest applied to this result doesn't yield zero.

Hence, Maple solves my problem, but it also says that this solution is not right?

How is that possible?


Thanks a lot for your help. (btw: this is my first post here :))

Best regards,



Maple 2018 memory usage increases as I try to display or manipulate the expression presented in The same worksheet works perfectly in Maple 18

I've tried both in Maple 2018.1 and Command Line Maple 2018 obtaining the same result

Maple 2018.1, X86 64 WINDOWS, Jun 8 2018, Build ID 1321769

From command line maple 2018 when trying to evaluate

memory used=3.6MB, alloc=40.3MB, time=0.14
memory used=4.7MB, alloc=72.3MB, time=0.19
memory used=33.3MB, alloc=107.3MB, time=0.45
memory used=109.2MB, alloc=143.1MB, time=1.37
memory used=217.7MB, alloc=185.6MB, time=2.60
memory used=292.6MB, alloc=217.6MB, time=3.87
memory used=328.0MB, alloc=254.6MB, time=5.16
memory used=437.3MB, alloc=299.9MB, time=7.44
memory used=549.8MB, alloc=335.9MB, time=13.60
memory used=630.9MB, alloc=375.4MB, time=17.07
memory used=686.9MB, alloc=401.8MB, time=19.61
memory used=785.6MB, alloc=431.9MB, time=22.31
memory used=944.8MB, alloc=427.9MB, time=26.74
memory used=1150.1MB, alloc=427.9MB, time=32.37

I was wondering if my Maple 2018.1 installation is corrupted. Since I have no acces to other Maple licenses, can anyone try to execute it?

Hello my friends

I have some problems with maple 18. I try to consider and extract some things about tensor such as contraction.

for instance, suppose we have metric=-exp(alpha(r))*(dt^2)+exp(beta(r))*(dr^2)+r^2*(dtheta^2)+r^2*(sin(theta)^2)*(dphi^2). how we can find all Riemann tensor and corresponding contraction, Ricci tensor and its contraction and even Weyl tensor and its contraction. unfortunately, I attempt to find them by using some other examples on the net but they don't help me to calculate them when time is the first element in coordinate, not last ( t,r,theta,phi) not (r,theta,phi)

thanks with the best regard



        {y = -I}, {y = I}, {y = infinity}, {y = -infinity}.

But if "y" was real, then there are no finite singularities, since y^2 is always positive and hence y^2+1>0 always. Adding assumptions did not help

singular(ln(y^2+1),y) assuming y::real;

gives same result. RealDomain does not support singular.  But I am no longer using RealDomain as it seems bugy.

I know I could filter out these complex results using remove(), but it would be nice if there was a way to singular supports assumptions. Is there a way to do it?

Why are the following 2 commands produce different result?


                            [y = 0]
                            {y <> 0}

Should not the result be the same?

solve({y=y,y<>0},y) assuming y::real;
                           {y <> 0}

Maple 2018.1. 

Dear friends,

I noticed that the function numbcomb from the package combinat fails to calculate a value properly.

Let's try to calculate the example from the function's help page:

combinat[numbcomb](7, 3);
combinat[numbcomb](5, 4);

returns 35, 5 correspondingly, whereas should be 15 and 4.

Please, check this in your systems. Maybe, this is a bag in my installation?


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