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These are 4 equations in 4 unknowns. the equations are kinda long. But the issue is that PDEtools:-Solve hangs, while solve finishes instantly.

I have though before that  PDEtools:-Solve is a higher level API which ends up using solve? So why does it hang on this?


eqs:=[2 = c1+c2+c4-1, 0 = ((c2+c4-2)*(108+12*59^(1/2)*3^(1/2))^(1/3)+(1/12*c3*3^(1/2)+1/12*c2-1/6*c4)*(108+12*59^(1/2)*3^(1/2))^(2/3)+2*c3*3^(1/2)-2*c2+4*c4)/(108+12*59^(1/2)*3^(1/2))^(1/3), -1 = -1/6/(108+12*59^(1/2)*3^(1/2))^(2/3)*((((c2-2*c4)*3^(1/2)-3*c3)*59^(1/2)-33*c3*3^(1/2)+33*c2-66*c4)*(108+12*59^(1/2)*3^(1/2))^(1/3)+(2*c2+2*c4+12)*(108+12*59^(1/2)*3^(1/2))^(2/3)+((-12*c2+24*c4)*3^(1/2)-36*c3)*59^(1/2)-60*c3*3^(1/2)-60*c2+120*c4), -5 = ((((2*c2-4*c4)*3^(1/2)+6*c3)*59^(1/2)-30*c3*3^(1/2)-30*c2+60*c4)*(108+12*59^(1/2)*3^(1/2))^(1/3)+(((-c2+2*c4)*3^(1/2)+3*c3)*59^(1/2)+13*c3*3^(1/2)-13*c2+26*c4)*(108+12*59^(1/2)*3^(1/2))^(2/3)-96*(59^(1/2)*3^(1/2)+9)*(c2+c4))/(24*59^(1/2)*3^(1/2)+216)];

unknowns:=[c1, c2, c3, c4];

#han to put a timelimit, else it will never finish. I waited 20 minutes before.

#this completes right away


Is this a known issue and to be expected sometimes?



`Standard Worksheet Interface, Maple 2020.1, Windows 10, July 30 2020 Build ID 1482634`


`The "Physics Updates" version in the MapleCloud is 851. The version installed in this computer is 847 created 2020, October 17, 17:3 hours Pacific Time, found in the directory C:\Users\me\maple\toolbox\2020\Physics Updates\lib\`

eqs:=[2 = c1+c2+c4-1, 0 = ((c2+c4-2)*(108+12*59^(1/2)*3^(1/2))^(1/3)+(1/12*c3*3^(1/2)+1/12*c2-1/6*c4)*(108+12*59^(1/2)*3^(1/2))^(2/3)+2*c3*3^(1/2)-2*c2+4*c4)/(108+12*59^(1/2)*3^(1/2))^(1/3), -1 = -1/6/(108+12*59^(1/2)*3^(1/2))^(2/3)*((((c2-2*c4)*3^(1/2)-3*c3)*59^(1/2)-33*c3*3^(1/2)+33*c2-66*c4)*(108+12*59^(1/2)*3^(1/2))^(1/3)+(2*c2+2*c4+12)*(108+12*59^(1/2)*3^(1/2))^(2/3)+((-12*c2+24*c4)*3^(1/2)-36*c3)*59^(1/2)-60*c3*3^(1/2)-60*c2+120*c4), -5 = ((((2*c2-4*c4)*3^(1/2)+6*c3)*59^(1/2)-30*c3*3^(1/2)-30*c2+60*c4)*(108+12*59^(1/2)*3^(1/2))^(1/3)+(((-c2+2*c4)*3^(1/2)+3*c3)*59^(1/2)+13*c3*3^(1/2)-13*c2+26*c4)*(108+12*59^(1/2)*3^(1/2))^(2/3)-96*(59^(1/2)*3^(1/2)+9)*(c2+c4))/(24*59^(1/2)*3^(1/2)+216)];
unknowns:=[c1, c2, c3, c4];

[2 = c1+c2+c4-1, 0 = ((c2+c4-2)*(108+12*59^(1/2)*3^(1/2))^(1/3)+((1/12)*c3*3^(1/2)+(1/12)*c2-(1/6)*c4)*(108+12*59^(1/2)*3^(1/2))^(2/3)+2*c3*3^(1/2)-2*c2+4*c4)/(108+12*59^(1/2)*3^(1/2))^(1/3), -1 = -(1/6)*((((c2-2*c4)*3^(1/2)-3*c3)*59^(1/2)-33*c3*3^(1/2)+33*c2-66*c4)*(108+12*59^(1/2)*3^(1/2))^(1/3)+(2*c2+2*c4+12)*(108+12*59^(1/2)*3^(1/2))^(2/3)+((-12*c2+24*c4)*3^(1/2)-36*c3)*59^(1/2)-60*c3*3^(1/2)-60*c2+120*c4)/(108+12*59^(1/2)*3^(1/2))^(2/3), -5 = ((((2*c2-4*c4)*3^(1/2)+6*c3)*59^(1/2)-30*c3*3^(1/2)-30*c2+60*c4)*(108+12*59^(1/2)*3^(1/2))^(1/3)+(((-c2+2*c4)*3^(1/2)+3*c3)*59^(1/2)+13*c3*3^(1/2)-13*c2+26*c4)*(108+12*59^(1/2)*3^(1/2))^(2/3)-96*(59^(1/2)*3^(1/2)+9)*(c2+c4))/(24*59^(1/2)*3^(1/2)+216)]

[c1, c2, c3, c4]


Error, (in expand/bigprod) time expired




Download PDEtools_solve_issue_oct_23_2020.mw

Hi all,

We want to find a curve fit for an integer sequence.

We have n such that n^2+n+17 is a prime number.

See oeis.org/A007635 and comments.

Use the Maple CurveFitting package.

I tried with(CurveFitting).

We do not know if this is best represented by a polynomial or exponential curve fit.






Since I am a mathematician, I am wondering how Maple goes about solving an identity for 3 functions.
Let's say we have af1(t)+bf_2(t)+cf_3(t) = 0 for all t. How does maple actually find a triplet a,b,c that works for all real t?
It does with solve(identity( ),[a,b,c]). But what is the theory behind it?
We know, of course, a priori, that such a triplet exists.

Thank you!




Dear Colleagues,

Apologies for the generic question below.

I am trying to obtain the Nash equilibrium solutions for a two-person game. I am not sure of any in-built packages that can help me in obtaining the solutions computationally. The algorithms that I created do not seem to give good solutions that are meaningful in my application. Any suggestion would be much appreciated. 





I've been studying the  drawing  of graph lately .    One of the themes is  1-planar graph .

A 1-planar graph is a graph that can be drawn in the Euclidean plane in such a way that each edge has at most one crossing point,  where it crosses a single additional edge. If a 1-planar graph, one of the most natural generalizations of planar graphs, is drawn that way, the drawing is called a 1-plane graph or 1-planar embedding of the graph.






I know it is NP hard to determine whether a graph is a 1-planar . My idea is to take advantage of some mathematical software to provide some roughly and  intuitive understanding before determining .

Now,  the layout of vertices or edges becomes important.  The drawing of a plane graph is a good example.

G1:=AddEdge( CycleGraph([v__1,v__2,v__3,v__4]),{{v__2,v__4},{v__1,v__3}}):

K5 := CompleteGraph(5);
SetVertexPositions(K5,vp);  #modified the vertex position


My problem is that I see that  Maple2020 has updated a lot of layouts about DrawGraph  graph theory backpack , and I don’t know which ones are working towards the least possible number of crossing of  each edges of graph . 

Some links that may be useful:



I think the software can improve some calculations related to topological graph theory, such as crossing number of graph, etc.


How to find sgn on maple?


When I select "oldest first", the first post shown is the newest.  Vice-versa when selecting "newest first".  Am I misunderstanding the meaning of the term?  I suppose it doesn't matter as both options are available but it's weird.

Maple Apps-Venn Diagrams does not work.  In box on the right there is an error message.

#define NODE 8

using namespace std;
int graph[NODE][NODE] = {
int tempGraph[NODE][NODE];
int findStartVert() {
   for(int i = 0; i<NODE; i++) {
      int deg = 0;
      for(int j = 0; j<NODE; j++) {
            deg++; //increase degree, when connected edge found
      if(deg % 2 != 0) //when degree of vertices are odd
      return i; //i is node with odd degree
   return 0; //when all vertices have even degree, start from 0
int dfs(int prev, int start, bool visited[]){
   int count = 1;
   visited[start] = true;
   for(int u = 0; u<NODE; u++){
      if(prev != u){
               count += dfs(start, u, visited);
   return count;
bool isBridge(int u, int v) {
   int deg = 0;
   for(int i = 0; i<NODE; i++)
   if(deg>1) {
      return false; //the edge is not forming bridge
   return true; //edge forming a bridge
int edgeCount() {
   int count = 0;
   for(int i = 0; i<NODE; i++)
      for(int j = i; j<NODE; j++)
   return count;
void fleuryAlgorithm(int start) {
   static int edge = edgeCount();
   static int v_count = NODE;
   for(int v = 0; v<NODE; v++) {
      if(tempGraph[start][v]) {
         bool visited[NODE] = {false};
         if(isBridge(start, v)){
         int cnt = dfs(start, v, visited);
         if(abs(v_count-cnt) <= 2){
            cout << start << "--" << v << " ";
            if(isBridge(v, start)){
            tempGraph[start][v] = tempGraph[v][start] = 0; //remove edge from graph
int main() {
   for(int i = 0; i<NODE; i++) //copy main graph to tempGraph
   for(int j = 0; j<NODE; j++)
      tempGraph[i][j] = graph[i][j];
   cout << "Euler Path Or Circuit: ";

Kind help 



Hi, I generated latex formate of an equation by using a command of maple but when I paste it into MathType, could not get the required equation, can anyone help me

${\frac {1}{51200\, \left( {x}^{2}+2 \right) ^{6}} \left( -187110\,

 \left( {x}^{2}+2 \right) ^{6}\sqrt {2} \left( {Q}^{3}+ \left( {\frac

{18\,k}{11}}-{\frac{18}{11}} \right) {Q}^{2}+ \left( {\frac {320\,{k}^

{2}}{297}}-{\frac {40\,k}{27}}+{\frac{320}{297}} \right) Q+{\frac {80

\,{k}^{3}}{297}}-{\frac {80\,{k}^{2}}{189}}+{\frac {80\,k}{189}}+{

\frac {640\,\lambda}{2079}}-{\frac{80}{297}} \right) \arctan \left( 1/

2\,x\sqrt {2} \right) -93555\, \left( {x}^{2}+2 \right) ^{6}\pi\,

 \left( {Q}^{3}+ \left( {\frac {18\,k}{11}}-{\frac{18}{11}} \right) {Q

}^{2}+ \left( {\frac {320\,{k}^{2}}{297}}-{\frac {40\,k}{27}}+{\frac{

320}{297}} \right) Q+{\frac {80\,{k}^{3}}{297}}-{\frac {80\,{k}^{2}}{

189}}+{\frac {80\,k}{189}}+{\frac {640\,\lambda}{2079}}-{\frac{80}{297

}} \right) \sqrt {2}-374220\, \left(  \left( {Q}^{3}+ \left( {\frac {

18\,k}{11}}-{\frac{18}{11}} \right) {Q}^{2}+ \left( {\frac {320\,{k}^{

2}}{297}}-{\frac {40\,k}{27}}+{\frac{320}{297}} \right) Q+{\frac {80\,

{k}^{3}}{297}}-{\frac {80\,{k}^{2}}{189}}+{\frac {80\,k}{189}}+{\frac

{640\,\lambda}{2079}}-{\frac{80}{297}} \right) {x}^{10}+ \left( {

\frac {34\,{Q}^{3}}{3}}+ \left( {\frac {204\,k}{11}}-{\frac{204}{11}}

 \right) {Q}^{2}+ \left( {\frac {10880\,{k}^{2}}{891}}-{\frac {1360\,k

}{81}}+{\frac{10880}{891}} \right) Q+{\frac {2720\,{k}^{3}}{891}}-{

\frac {2720\,{k}^{2}}{567}}+{\frac {2720\,k}{567}}+{\frac {21760\,

\lambda}{6237}}-{\frac{2720}{891}} \right) {x}^{8}+ \left( {\frac {264

\,{Q}^{3}}{5}}+ \left( {\frac {432\,k}{5}}-{\frac{432}{5}} \right) {Q}

^{2}+ \left( {\frac {512\,{k}^{2}}{9}}-{\frac {704\,k}{9}}+{\frac{512}

{9}} \right) Q+{\frac {128\,{k}^{3}}{9}}-{\frac {1408\,{k}^{2}}{63}}+{

\frac {1408\,k}{63}}+{\frac {97280\,\lambda}{6237}}-{\frac{128}{9}}

 \right) {x}^{6}+ \left( {\frac {4496\,{Q}^{3}}{35}}+ \left( {\frac {

80928\,k}{385}}-{\frac{80928}{385}} \right) {Q}^{2}+ \left( {\frac {

287744\,{k}^{2}}{2079}}-{\frac {35968\,k}{189}}+{\frac{287744}{2079}}

 \right) Q+{\frac {3328\,{k}^{3}}{99}}-{\frac {3328\,{k}^{2}}{63}}+{

\frac {3328\,k}{63}}+{\frac {10240\,\lambda}{297}}-{\frac{3328}{99}}

 \right) {x}^{4}+ \left( {\frac {10672\,{Q}^{3}}{63}}+ \left( {\frac {

21344\,k}{77}}-{\frac{21344}{77}} \right) {Q}^{2}+ \left( {\frac {

1094656\,{k}^{2}}{6237}}-{\frac {136832\,k}{567}}+{\frac{1094656}{6237

}} \right) Q+{\frac {35584\,{k}^{3}}{891}}-{\frac {35584\,{k}^{2}}{567

}}+{\frac {35584\,k}{567}}+{\frac {235520\,\lambda}{6237}}-{\frac{

35584}{891}} \right) {x}^{2}+{\frac {25376\,{Q}^{3}}{231}}+ \left( {

\frac {12352\,k}{77}}-{\frac{12352}{77}} \right) {Q}^{2}+ \left( -{

\frac {7936\,k}{63}}+{\frac {63488\,{k}^{2}}{693}}+{\frac{63488}{693}}

 \right) Q-{\frac{512}{27}}+{\frac {512\,{k}^{3}}{27}}-{\frac {5632\,{

k}^{2}}{189}}+{\frac {102400\,\lambda}{6237}}+{\frac {5632\,k}{189}}

 \right) x \right) }$




How to obtain the multiple solution and graph given in the paper. 

Stefan Blowing and Slip Effects on Unsteady Nanofluid Transport Past a Shrinking Sheet: Multiple Solutions



Can anyone help to get solutions.


I would like to instal Maple 9.5 in my laptop, once I already have some few programs for his version. I don't know how much cost Maple 9.5, and how do download it. 

I live in Brazil.

Thanks in advance.




in the ThermophysicalData[Chemicals] package that compute the coefficients for different species how I can find that coefficients for seven coefficients not nine of them

in other words, I am seeking to find Databases for the NASA Seven-Coefficient Polynomial Fits for Calculating Thermodynamic Properties of Individual Species.


How do I use to compute d(logS(t)) and use this to find the closed form solution of S(t)


I have the following of fractional of ode system.

.How to solve it by maple.

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