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## How do I solve a non-linear integral equ...

Maple 18

Any suggestions (or perhaps related examples?) illustrating how I might numerically solve for f(t) in the following non-linear integral equation?  In Fortran, I would start with a guess f(t)=T0, and then search in the neighborhood for a minimum (in the error), but I am not familiar with numerical searches and methods in Maple.  Thank you for any suggestions or leads.

(a,b,... etc are all real)

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## Why "too many levels of recursion..."??...

Maple 18

I am a new user of Maple (Dec 2014).  I am trying to calculate an integral related

to mechanical loss.  Temperature is a variable in the problem (as is time), and if

I use a sinusoidal (sine or cosine) temperature-time relationship, I think all works fine.

A difficulty is that the experiments have two-hour hold times(i.e., 7200 seconds) (followed by 22 hours of sinusoidal temperature variation.)

The experiments run for several weeks or months.

I tried using Heaviside functions to model the hold times.(Constant temperature periods)

Now I am receiving errors such as " Error, (in tools/eval_foo/do) too many levels of recursion..."

Probably the Maple code is crude and/or sloppy. Most of the code is simply the setting of constants in the problem.

I will be grateful for suggestions and comments--the file is attached.  Thank you.  John B

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