dglevitt

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I have developed a Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic program (PKQuest) in Maple. Application of this program to more than 30 different drugs has been described in a series of publications. The program and the publications are freely available at www.pkquest.com.

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I  installed Maple 2020 a week ago.   When I try to update the Maple Physics Package, the installation stalls.

Output to the command  Physics:-Version(latest):

`The "Physics Updates" version "872" is installed but is not active. The active version of Physics is within the library C:\\Program Files\\Maple 2020\\lib\\maple.mla, created 2020, March 4, 19:36 hours`

I note that there was similar complaint in June.  I am surprised that this has not yet been fixed. The reply in June seemed to be do a manual update, but I am unclear how to do that.   I can download the latest package, but I do not know how to  (or where) to install this package.  Do I just delete the version in C:\\Program Files\\Maple 2020\\lib\\maple.mla and paste the new version?

I would greatly appreciate any help since the main reason I purchased the new Maple 2020 was to use the most recent versions of the Physics package.

I think the Maple Physics package has the promise to revolutionize the teaching of physics. Two recent tutorials have been very helpful (“Vectors in Spherical coordinates using tensor notation” and “A Complete Guide for performing Tensors computations using Physics”).   Unfortunately, despite these, I still have problems even when trying to use it for simple things. No doubt this is primarily a sign of my limitations. However, in the hope that others might share this, I have the following question.

As an exercise, I would like to use the Maple Physics Tensor notation to derive the expression for acceleration in spherical coordinates – identifying Coriolis force, etc.  I can’t get past the first step – how to define the tensor dx/dt.   That is, how do I write the time derivative of the Maple space coordinates [X].  I assume that this can be done in about 3 steps, if someone would be kind enough to humor my ignorance. Thanks in advance.

I just installed Maple 2018.   There are long delays when typing imput into a worksheet.  Never had this problem with Maple 2017. I assume that there is some new debugging going on during my input.  But, whatever it is, is there a way to turn it off?

with(Physics[Vectors]);

This should  equal Dirac delta function

I know this must have been addressed somewhere previously.  However I have searched extensively and not been able to find an answer.  Sorry for asking again.

I am trying to learn how to use the Physics tensor routines by using a simple 2D example.  In the following, I set up the Cartesian Euclidean metric tensor and then tried to transform to cylindrical coordinates.  The metric tensor is correctly transformed in line (5), but then when it is called in line (7), it still has Cartesian values.  What am I doing wrong?

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