erik10

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.

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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

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

 

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

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

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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