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Can anyone help get solution to a coupled pair of PDEs

Error, (in pdsolve/numeric/plot3d) unable to compute solution for t>HFloat(0.0):
Newton iteration is not converging..

I attach file: SemiclassicalTestfile.mw






For a few days Maple crashs everytime i try to use the command "plot3d()". 

I had'nt this problem befor and I have no idea what the reason could be. It ist irrelevant what Funktion I try to visualize,  the window just get closed evertime.

I hope someone can help me.

Thank you!


Error, (in PDEtools/NumerDenom) invalid input: `PDEtools/NumerDenom` expects its 1st argument, ee, to be of type algebraic, but received {[(s_j*e^sigma*b^m*`σ_m`*y_i-s_j*e^sigma*beta*`σ_i`+s_j*e^sigma*b_ilo+(1/2)*b^(m+2)*`σ_j`*e^sigma*`σ_m`*y_i-b^2*`σ_j`*e^sigma*beta*`σ_i`+(1/2)*b^2*`σ_j`*e^sigma*b_ilo-(1/2)*b^(2*m)*`σ_m`^2*b_j*e^sigma*y_i+(1/2)*b^m*`σ_m`*b_j*e^sigma*beta*`σ_i`-(1/2)*b^m*`σ_m`*b_j*e^sigma*b_ilo+b_j*(s_ilo+(1/2)*(b^2*`σ_i`-b^m*`σ_m`*beta)*_lo)+b_j*(s_jlo+(1/2)*(b^2*`σ_j`-b^m*`σ_m`*beta)*_lo)+s_i*e^sigma*b^m*`σ_m`*y_j-s_i*e^sigma*be... when I use simplify I have this error. please guide me Saberali

Hi all,

I have a system of nonlinear equations with for equations, 4 variables I want to solve for, and 2 parameters. All of the variables and parameters must be non-negative.

The code I used to try to do this is:

Where eqi (i = 1, ... , 4) are expression (not equations in themselves). For example, eq1 is:


When I try to run this code I get the following error:

"Error, (in SolveTools:-Inequality:-Piecewise) piecewise takes at least 2 parameters"


Can anyone help me how I can make Maple do what I want here? :)


Thank you in advance,


I want to export the Maple graphics to LATEX in high resolution. 

I can export the 2D Maple graphics to LATEX by clicking the right button of the mouse and exporting the graphics as .eps (Encapsulated PostScript). No problem.


But in 3D Maple graphics, after adding the graphics to the latex and compiling it, I live some problems. For example, when I open the pdf file of the latex file, adobe reader stops working or I can' t zoom in the 3d graphics if it is opened. (I think this may be due to the style of the graphics)

I have three 3d graphics in my maple code.mw ( includes graphic of exact solution, both exact and numerical solution in one figure and also error graphics)

Can you help me add these graphics to latex in high resolution and understandable style? (Because the comparison of the exact and numerical solution in one figure is important. Which style do you prefer?)


I am trying to solve the pde:= (d/dt)^2v+(d/dx)^2v+v=0 with initial boundary conditions v=xexp(x^2)

I use pdsolve to get v but I wish to tell pdsolve to use a different numerical method because my output of v is coming out like a step function.

Dear reader,

Have to create digital questions in Mobius on quaternions. Aim is to teach students of robot engineering about rotations besides the matrix rotations. Made some code, it works but very simplistic. I could not load a quarternion-toolbox.

Any suggestions?

# quaternion product
# define two vecotrs p and q:
# p.q=p0.q0-(p.q)+p0.q+q0.p+p*q
# scalar part
# vector part
# unit vectors
# generate answers

Best regards,

Nico Booij

I'm plotting some simple plots such as

plot(frac(x^2/3)*3,x=-5..5, discont=true);


Some discontinuities are connected. Using numpoints, resolution, and Digits doesn't help. Sometimes it will produce a plot with no connections but then other times it does. I need a general solution that is simple. Is there any way to refine the quality of discont?




I have tried that and it seems to work but I haven't put it through the ringer. Is that all I have?


I wrote a code.mw for a numerical method for a PDE. (You can find the numerical method, exact solution and error between them in the code.)

The method depends on parameters k, M, which are any positive integers, and also depends on teta, beta>-1 which are real numbers.

According to the used method,

when k and M increase, we expect that the error (exact-numeric) generally decreases. 

In the code, I selected k=2, M=2, teta=1 and beta=1. And so k=2, M=2, CPU time is low. Error is not bad.

But for k=4, M=3 and also for bigger values of them, CPU time is high. I can' t get the solution.

Question 1: 

I don't know, but it may be possible to simplify the code in order to calculate for k=4, M=4?

Question 2:

I want to find optimal values of teta and beta for minimizing the error between numerical and exact solution, when k=2, M=2, or k=3, M=1 etc.

How can we write a Maple code for finding optimal values of teta and beta?

You can download the code.mw




Hello, I'm using free 15 day trial Maple 2019.2 on my Macbook (Macos 10.15.3).

I can't work Maple. I enter some inputs (2+3) and press enter. It works. But when I write plot, version(), f, sin.. or something else it didn't works. And no response. When I click enter, nothind happen. What is the problem? Please help me.. 

How do I simplify KdV equation in Maple by using =fxt))xx)?)



   I am by using =2*difffxtxx)
    My aim is to get the form
   diff((f*(diff(f, x, t))-(diff(f, x))*(diff(f, t))+f*(diff(f, x, x, x))-4*(diff(f, x, x, x))*(diff(f, x))+3*(diff(f, x, x))^2)/f^2, x) = 0



restart; with(PDEtools); with(DEtools)


alias(u = u(x, t)); declare(u(x, t)); alias(f = f(x, t)); declare(f(x, t))



` u`(x, t)*`will now be displayed as`*u


u, f


` f`(x, t)*`will now be displayed as`*f


KdV := diff(u, t)+6*u.(diff(u, x))+diff(u, x, x, x) = 0

diff(u, t)+6*(u.(diff(u, x)))+diff(diff(diff(u, x), x), x) = 0


KdV_f := eval(KdV, u = 2*(diff(ln(f), x, x)))

2*(diff(diff(diff(f, t), x), x))/f-2*(diff(diff(f, x), x))*(diff(f, t))/f^2-4*(diff(f, x))*(diff(diff(f, t), x))/f^2+4*(diff(f, x))^2*(diff(f, t))/f^3+6*((2*(diff(diff(f, x), x))/f-2*(diff(f, x))^2/f^2).(2*(diff(diff(diff(f, x), x), x))/f-6*(diff(diff(f, x), x))*(diff(f, x))/f^2+4*(diff(f, x))^3/f^3))+2*(diff(diff(diff(diff(diff(f, x), x), x), x), x))/f-10*(diff(diff(diff(diff(f, x), x), x), x))*(diff(f, x))/f^2+40*(diff(diff(diff(f, x), x), x))*(diff(f, x))^2/f^3-20*(diff(diff(diff(f, x), x), x))*(diff(diff(f, x), x))/f^2-120*(diff(diff(f, x), x))*(diff(f, x))^3/f^4+60*(diff(diff(f, x), x))^2*(diff(f, x))/f^3+48*(diff(f, x))^5/f^5 = 0


df := collect(KdV_f, f)

6*((2*(diff(diff(f, x), x))/f-2*(diff(f, x))^2/f^2).(2*(diff(diff(diff(f, x), x), x))/f-6*(diff(diff(f, x), x))*(diff(f, x))/f^2+4*(diff(f, x))^3/f^3))+(2*(diff(diff(diff(f, t), x), x))+2*(diff(diff(diff(diff(diff(f, x), x), x), x), x)))/f+(-2*(diff(diff(f, x), x))*(diff(f, t))-20*(diff(diff(diff(f, x), x), x))*(diff(diff(f, x), x))-4*(diff(f, x))*(diff(diff(f, t), x))-10*(diff(diff(diff(diff(f, x), x), x), x))*(diff(f, x)))/f^2+(60*(diff(diff(f, x), x))^2*(diff(f, x))+4*(diff(f, x))^2*(diff(f, t))+40*(diff(diff(diff(f, x), x), x))*(diff(f, x))^2)/f^3-120*(diff(diff(f, x), x))*(diff(f, x))^3/f^4+48*(diff(f, x))^5/f^5 = 0


factor(simplify(df, size))

2*(12*(((diff(diff(f, x), x))*f-(diff(f, x))^2)/f^2.(((diff(diff(diff(f, x), x), x))*f^2-3*(diff(diff(f, x), x))*(diff(f, x))*f+2*(diff(f, x))^3)/f^3))*f^5+f^4*(diff(diff(diff(f, t), x), x))+f^4*(diff(diff(diff(diff(diff(f, x), x), x), x), x))-f^3*(diff(diff(f, x), x))*(diff(f, t))-10*f^3*(diff(diff(f, x), x))*(diff(diff(diff(f, x), x), x))-2*f^3*(diff(f, x))*(diff(diff(f, t), x))-5*f^3*(diff(f, x))*(diff(diff(diff(diff(f, x), x), x), x))+30*f^2*(diff(diff(f, x), x))^2*(diff(f, x))+2*f^2*(diff(f, t))*(diff(f, x))^2+20*f^2*(diff(diff(diff(f, x), x), x))*(diff(f, x))^2-60*(diff(diff(f, x), x))*(diff(f, x))^3*f+24*(diff(f, x))^5)/f^5 = 0







Download KdV_simplify

Is there lifting function for polynomials or algebra use?

expect input a list univariate polynomial , then output a list of polynomials of two variables.

it should be the reverse operation of projection.

Which library has this function in maple 12 or maple 2015?

I am a beginner of MapleSim. I study the MapleSim User Guide. I follow the Tutor 8:Modeling Hydraulic System. But the following issue occurs, as shown in the picture. I bet I follow the guide carefully.

Also, I find that if I open the User's Guide example,Chapter 6, Analysis of Simple Hydraulic System Network, which is the standard example,I simulate it and it works well. But if I delete the probe, and attach a probe at the same place , selecting same values to measure, and simulate again, it failed, giving the same error description. I need your help,please.



Hello All,

I have an autonomous system of ordinary nonlinear equations. In order to investigate it near the fixed points, I would like to reduce it to the normal or hyper-normal form. I see in the literature that some authors developed unique algorithms for the very specific differential systems (e.g., the systems with two/three eigenvalues), which is not my case.  

Maybe you know, if Maple has any specific commands that may conduct such type of reduction?

Thanks in advance,




hi daer 

i am trying to run the following but error came 

acually the boundry conditions are periodic

function [c,f,s]=transistorPDE(x,t,u,dudx,C)
function u0=transistorIC(x,C)
function [pl,ql,pr,qr]=transistorBC(xl,ul,xr,ur,t)

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