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## Can a graph be defined in terms of its i...

I would like to define a graph in terms of its incidence matrix. It's very easy to go from the graph to the incidence matrix, but is it possible to go the other way? Here is the incidence matrix of interest:

M:=Matrix([[1,1,0,1,0,0,0],[0,1,1,0,1,0,0],[1,0,1,0,0,1,1],[0,0,0,1,1,1,0],[0,0,0,0,0,0,1]]):

## Can ColumnSpace return a basis consistin...

Maple 17

I am using the ColumnSpace command (from the LinearAlgebra package) to generate a basis for the column space of a matrix. Is there any way to "force" the command to express the basis in terms of columns of A and not in the canonical form with leading 1's?

For example, for

A:=Matrix([[-3,6,-1,1-7],[1,-2,2,3,-1],[2,-4,5,8,-4]]):

I would like to obtain the following basis for the column space:

{[-3,1,2],[-1,2,5]}

## Basis For Subspace of a Vector Space tha...

I've been playing around with the Basis command in the LinearAlgebra package. It's very easy to get a Basis for any subspace of R^n. However, if you're dealing with finite-dimensional polynomial or matrix spaces, the Basis command doesn't work. Due to some basic isomorphism theorems, we can always associate these vectors with those in R^n. I was wondering if there is a way to get Maple, via the Basis command, to handle "other types" of vectors. For example, how might one get Maple to return a basis of {x^2+x+4,x+3,2x^2-x-5,5x^2+x-7} in P_2, the space of polynomials of degree less than or equal to 2, or, a basis for {[[2,3],[5,6]],[[3,2],[0,1]],[[1,1],[0,5]]} in M_{2,2}, the space of 2 x 2 matrices, without converting to R^n?

## How to get CriticalPoints to return only...

Maple

I'm trying to use the CriticalPoints command from the Student[Calculus1] package to determine the critical points of f(x) = x^2 * ln(x).

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My issue is this. A critical point is defined as a value of x in the domain of f(x) where either f'(x)=0 or f'(x) does not exist. Clearly x=0 is not in the domain of f(x) = x^2*ln(x). How may I "trick" Maple into returning only the value exp(-1/2)?  As seen above, my attempt to use the assuming command proved futile.

More troubling, however, is whether or not the CriticalPoints command is using the correct definition to compute critical points. Can anyone shed some light on this?