Alec Mihailovs

Dr. Aleksandrs Mihailovs

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I received my Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998 and I have been teaching since then at SUNY Oneonta for 1 year, at Shepherd University for 5 years, at Tennessee Tech for 2 years, at Lane College for 1 year, and this year I taught at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. My research interests include Representation Theory and Combinatorics.

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I understand that isolve doesn't work with inequalities, at least it is not mentioned on the isolve help page. Still, the following seems strange,

isolve({40*a+60*b<=150, a>=0, b>=0});

                             {b = _NN1~}

It is related to that post.


PS By the way, some of such problems that Maple can't solve, are not even high school problems - they are an elementary school (and maybe even kindergarten) problems. -Alec

Eval help page contains the following statement:

Since eval does pointwise evaluation, eval cannot be used to evaluate an expression at a singularity. Use limit instead.

This is a serious error showing that the person writing it doesn't understand the difference between the value of a function at a point and the limit at that point.

At discontinuity, the value of a function is _not_ equal to the limit - that's why it is discontinuity. If the value of a function was equal to the limit, the function would be continuous at that point.

An example:

I just tried to export the following plot (from a Student forum topic) to wmf (Windows Metafile) in Standard Maple,

a := plot((x^2-2)/(x-sqrt(2))): 
b := pointplot([sqrt(2), 2*sqrt(2)+0.05], 
    symbolsize = 15, symbol = circle, color = blue): 
c := pointplot([sqrt(2), 2*sqrt(2)+0.05], 
    symbolsize = 10, symbol = solidcircle, color = white): 
display(a, b, c);

It has a black background! Also, the picture is smaller size, 256x256 instead of 400x400.

Other problems - copying from Standard Maple and pasting to Notepad before copying from Notepad and pasting here, all :s were copied as ;s, and ; at the end wasn't copied at all (but it was selected.)

Also - why I had to add 0.05 in the pointplot commands - the point was located lower than it should.

Also - why I tried to export to wmf - because all other export options that I tried before that, produced low quality pictures with the point located lower than it should and with jagged lines.

Another thing - when I copied from My files and pasted here the html code for the picture, it had two </a> at the end instead of one.


In addition to examples in that thread, here is another one,

                            {a = a, b = b}


I'm not sure, but it seems as if workprec in fdiff may have a bug. See an example. Or, maybe, something is wrong with the numerical ode solution there.


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