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Maple 2019.2.1 on windows 10

Is there a trick to make inttrans:-fourier(erf(x),x,k) return the Fourier transform of the error function? Now, using Maple 2019.2.1 it returns unevaluated. But direct application of Fourier transform integral does return the correct result. So why inttrans does not work? 


fourier(erf(x), x, k)





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What is the correct way to specify region where solution of a PDE is needed? For example, I am trying to verify my hand solution to this HW problem: Solve Poisson PDE in 2D 

The above is the only information given in the textbook. So it is only in the upper half plane. If I type this

pde := VectorCalculus:-Laplacian(u(x,y),[x,y])=-1/(1+y);
pdsolve([pde,bc],u(x,y)) assuming y>0

Maple gives 

But I get by hand using method of images is

So not exactly the same. I think I made mistake in my solution. But I am also not sure that just saying "assuming y>0" is doing what I think it is supposed to do. For example, suppose we want to solve the same PDE say in the first quadrant. Typing

pdsolve([pde,bc],u(x,y)) assuming y>0,x>0

Gives same solution. But the solution should be different. And typing


Gives same answer as well.

So I think I need another way to tell Maple the region of the solution. i.e. I need to tell Maple to use the Laplacian for the upper half plane only and not the Laplacian in the whole 2D space.

Any suggestions what to do and how to handle such problems?

Thank you


What trick if any is needed to obtain zero for this sum in Maple?

sum(sin(Pi*n/2)*sin(n*Pi*(x + 1)/2)*cos(n*Pi*t/2),n=1..infinity)

The above sum, according to Mathematica is zero. I am trying to see if same result can be obtained by Maple in order to verify this result. It is possible ofcourse that Mathematica result is not correct. I am also trying to verify the sum is zero by hand, but no success so far.

mySum:=sum(sin(Pi*n/2)*sin(n*Pi*(x + 1)/2)*cos(n*Pi*t/2),n=1..infinity)

sum(sin((1/2)*Pi*n)*sin((1/2)*n*Pi*(x+1))*cos((1/2)*n*Pi*t), n = 1 .. infinity)


sum(sin((1/2)*Pi*n)*sin((1/2)*n*Pi*(x+1))*cos((1/2)*n*Pi*t), n = 1 .. infinity)


sum(sin((1/2)*Pi*n)*sin((1/2)*n*Pi*(x+1))*cos((1/2)*n*Pi*t), n = 1 .. infinity)


Here is Mathematica result

Using Maple 2019.2 on windows 10. 


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This is another problem I just found in Maple 2019.2 on windows 10. professional.

I wanted to close Maple, so did  File->Exit 


But Maple did nothing. It did not close.  Also Alt-F4 did not close Maple. I had to click on the little X on top right corner of the open window to close Maple.  

In earlier version this used to work to close Maple.

Do others see this as well?  To reproduce, simply start Maple, and do File->Exit.

Here is a movie also


Maple 2019.2.

These two expressions are mathematically equivalent:

But simplify(expr1-expr2) does not give zero where simplify(convert(expr1,trig)-expr2) does.

Is this normal behavior or can be expected sometimes? As a user I would have expected Maple internally to figure all of this itself. Compare to Mathematica:

Is there a different command in Maple that will show mathematical equivalence of two expressions to try other than simplify?



expr1:=(-exp(n*Pi*(2*b - y)/a) + exp(n*Pi*y/a))/((exp(2*n*Pi*b/a) - 1)):
expr2:= sinh(n*Pi/a*y)/tanh(n*Pi/a*b)-cosh(n*Pi/a*y):






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