## 706 Reputation

14 years, 345 days

I have a degree in Mathematics and Physics from the Danish University Aarhus, comparable to a masters degree with thesis - majoring in Mathematics. In 1991-92 I was a visting scholar at UCLA, Los Angeles, following graduate courses in Applied Mathematics. Since 1992 I have been a teacher in a high school (gymnasium) in Denmark. Special interests: Applied mathematics, graphics and popularizing Mathematics.

## Multiplying lists with units...

Maple

Dear Maple users

I wanted to use the zip-command to muliply two lists with units. It works without units, but not with units:

If I add units to each entrance it works too, but not very convenient. How is it done with units in the best way?

Regards,

Erik

## Minimizing errors in case of overdetermi...

Dear Maple users

In order to solve a problem in Biology, I have come across four equations with three unknowns, making it overdetermined. The equation system does not have any specific solutions, but since the equations can be considered containing errors, I am looking after the best possible solution - which will minimize the coefficients in the original equation system. My question is twofold:

1. Does there exist a specific Mathematical Theory to handle non-linear equation systems of this type?

2. Which command in Maple can solve it?

Regards,

Erik

## Possible point bug in Maple T.A.?...

Dear Maple T.A. users

I have just begun using Maple T.A. I have access to a number of questions, some of which involves placing points in a coordinate system. It works for most students, but for a few, including myself, it doesn't work. I am not able to place those points in the coordinate system at hand when leftclicking. What can be the reason for this issue?

Erik

## Fitting vector functions...

Maple

Dear Maple users

I know how to fit a function with some parameters to some data, but how can it be done if the data is 2-dimensional? I mean: I have some time array T, some X array and some Y array. How do I fit a function with certain parameters to the data: (x(t),y(t)) to fit (X(T), y(T)), ...

Erik

## Error when fitting function to data...

Maple

Dear Maple users

Physical experiment: I dropped a ball with low mass from a height of approximately 7 meters and wanted to test if the air resistance was proportional to the square of the velocity. I filmed the fall and used the program Logger Pro to collect data: a number of datapoints (time,height) was collected. I copy/pasted the datapoints into MS Excel, from where I could import data into Maple via Tools > Assistants > Import Data ... Then I wanted to make a fit with the theoretical solution, given by a function having just one parameter: the Drag coefficient. Unfortunately I received an error "complex values encountered" (see below). I can solve the problem manual by making a number of guesses for the drag coefficient, until the theoretical curve approximates the data points well. I wanted to make Maple do the fitting job, though. I will appreciate if someone could give an idea how to fit the data properly.

NB! Mass m and g is defined above in the Maple document. The Statistics and plots package is called too.

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