John May

Dr. John May

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I have been a part of the Mathematical Software Group at Maplesoft since 2007. I have a Ph.D in Mathematics from North Carolina State University as well as Masters and Bachelors degrees from the University of Oregon. I have been working on research in computational mathematics since 1997. I currently work on symbolic solvers and visualization as well as other subsystems of Maple.

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Lists in Maple are immutable datastructures.  Any changes you make to a list are illusory and involve creating a new list.  Try it!

A := [1, 2, 3];
B := A;
A[1] := 4;


A := Array([1, 2, 3]);
B := A;
A[1] := 4;

The Data Structure sections of the Maple Programming Guide are essential reading on this topic.  Understanding what is going on here is pretty crucial to being able to write high performance in Maple.

You can gointo the View menu and turn off the autoexpansion of sections on execution.  By default, it is turned on (shown).

You might find this handy:

r := dismantle['string'](x+sin(x));


You can efficiently generate the set of equations using the seq command.

n := 100;
h := 1/(n+1);

# boundary conditions
bdc := {seq([u[0, j] = 0, u[n+1, j] = 0, u[j, 0] = 0, u[j, n+1] = 0][], j = 0 .. n+1)};

# interior points:
eqs := eval(
(u[i+1, j]-u[i, j])*(u[i+1, j]-2*u[i, j]+u[i-1, j])+h*(u[i,j+1]-2*u[i, j]+u[i, j-1]) = 0,
 j = 1 .. n), i = 1 .. n)},

However, this is a very large system of quadratic equations and probably isn't condusive to having a general purpose solver applied to it.  fsolve, for example, can solve this for n=6, but gives up after 90 seconds without finding an answer when n=7 (49 equations).  At n=100 you have 10000 equations and probably no hope with fsolve returning at all.

It looks like you might be able to solve your equations symbolically in terms of C__A

a := tau = (C__A0-C__A)/(-r__A);
b := tau = (C__B0-C__B)/(-r__B);
c := tau = (C__C0-C__C)/(-r__C);
d := tau = (C__D0-C__D)/(-r__D);
sol := solve([a, b, c, d], {C__B, C__C, C__D, tau})

I can't tell for sure since you don't provide the definitions for all the other symbols not solved for.
Even if you can't solve symbolically you might be able to wrap the call to fsolve in a procedure and plot that procedure.

@gkokovidis's soltuion does most of the job, but assume, Digits, and assign are not needed here, and the choice of i=0..3 does not need to be made appriori, if you use isolve:

eqns := {10*cos((6*(1/10))*t)-10*cos((3/10)*t+(1/4)*Pi),
tsols := solve(eqns, allsolutions);
zsols := isolve({rhs(tsols[]) > 0, rhs(tsols[]) < 70});

sols := {seq(eval(tsols, s), s in zsols)};

sols in this case:
{{t = (5/6)*Pi}, {t = (15/2)*Pi}, {t = (85/6)*Pi}, {t = (125/6)*Pi}}

The command you want is probably plots:-surfdata you can then add a rotation annimation with the plot3d/viewpoint option.

If your data is in a Matrix M, something like this should work:

plots:-surfdata(M, viewpoint="circleleft");

plots:-surfdata(LinearAlgebra:-RandomMatrix(40, 3), viewpoint =

Assignment and evaluation is a very fragile way to specialize the variables in expressions - and it is especially bad when paired with the wierd evaluation rules for Arrays/Matrix.  I prefer to use eval, which works well here:

M__11 := Matrix(eval(Mm__11,
    {I__0 = 0.102033222998e-2,
     I__1 = .80922342232909,
     I__2 = 1,
     a = .2223212330091,
     b = .293939202032292
    }), datatype = float[8]);


A nice limited way to avoid the message is to wrap solve in a proc.

wrapsolve := proc () return solve(args) end proc;
solve(sin(x*y) < 0);
#Warning, solutions may have been lost
wrapsolve(sin(x*y) < 0);
#No warning

(solve checks if it is being called directly from the top level before issuing the warning - this is an easy way to trick it into not issuing the message)

There are a lot of problems with the code you have posted.  This is my attempt to fix it.

psi_0 := proc(n,x) # not used
end proc;

psi := proc(n, x)
	exp(-1/2*x^2)*HermiteH(n, x)/sqrt(sqrt(Pi)*2^n*n!);
end proc;

psi2_0 := proc(a,x) # not used
end proc;

psi2 := proc(a, x)
    exp(-1/2*x^2)*HermiteH(a, x)/sqrt(sqrt(Pi)*2^a*a!);
end proc;

 result := proc(n,a)
 end proc;

for n from 0 to 2 do
	for a from 0 to 2 do
	end do;
end do;


The GlobalOptimization toolbox is a seperately purchased addon to Maple.  It doesn't look like you have it installed.

I generally avoid the "File > Export as > LaTeX"  menu since by design it is trying to reproduce the exact formatting of a Maple worksheet in LaTeX. (and, apparently, it appears to have other issues)

If you have mathematical expressions in Maple and you want to export them you can use the latex command and then paste the result of that into your latex document.

latex({solve(a*x^2+b*x+c, x)});

If you are exporting actually code, I would first cut and paste it into a "Code Edit Region" and then paste that code into a preformated (verbatim) region in your latex document.

A key first step is to correct the input: there is a x(3-2*x) that needs to be changed to x*(3-2*x). Then you can solve for T in terms of x and plot:

eq := (1/4)*x*(3-2*x)^2/(1-x)^3 = 18325.73901+exp(36.58420421-10902.09286/T);
expr := rhs(isolate(eq, T));
a := fsolve(expr = 300, x = 0 .. 1);
b := fsolve(expr = 800, x = .9 .. 1.1);
plot(expr, x = a .. b);

SpatterPlot requires a list of colors and you've provided just a single color.  The error message does a poor job formatting things, so it's a more cryptic than necessary, unfortunately.

SpatterPlot( [barvy], symbol="box");

will work


The best tool for this sort of polynomial system is probably ?SolveTools:-SemiAlgebraic  it symbolically finds the real solutions to a set of equations and inequalities.

sols := SolveTools:-SemiAlgebraic({eq1,eq2,r>0,x>0}); # large



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