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Here we have a pretty well-behaved trig function:

y := t -> 144*cos(t)^6 - 216*cos(t)^4 + 32*cos(t)^3 + 81*cos(t)^2 - 24*cos(t) + 17;

proc (t) options operator, arrow; 144*cos(t)^6-216*cos(t)^4+32*cos(t)^3+81*cos(t)^2-24*cos(t)+17 end proc

plot(y(t), t=0..2*Pi, view=0..35);

Maple 2023 plots y^(3/2) with a strange artifact at t = Pi:

plot(y(t)^(3/2), t=0..2*Pi, view=0..200);

Any reason for that?  Maple 2021 and earlier used to produce the correct plot:



Using textplot  is there anything that can be done to to increase the offest of alignI would like to raise  P3 at top of graph up a bit and S3 down. they are {centre, above} and {centre,below}. I know I can tie them to a different point  coordinate to begin with but that is messy to control inside a procedure.

Can I link my MapleCloud application to the Application Center?

Several years ago I uploaded an installable workbook application for Clifford Algebra to the public maplecloud following the guidelines and formats set down in maple help. My intention was to make the application available in the application center, but I just noticed that a package uploaded to MapleCloud is not  available for searching in the Application Center. Unfortunately,the Maple Cloud site for public packages is a mess. One cannot readily browse the applications there like in the application center.

The submissions page for the application center is not helpful in this case. It seems to assume submissions will take the form of maple documents/ worksheets rather than applications written in a workbook). I could not navigate to the Maple Cloud to drop a link to my package using the submission form, but it should be possible to link the the package already installed on the MapleCloud to the Cloud? (Because I is easier to update the MapleCloud package and it can be installed by opening from the Cloud).

Hi there,

I would like this code to display all 4 roots of this equation. I have graphed it in Desmos, so I know it intersects the X-axis in 4 places (the two positive ones representing the subsonic and supersonic Mach number, the negative ones are not needed). However, Maple only shows the subsonic positive and negative values and says that there may be missing solutions. Code and results are provided at the bottom.

I would appreciate any guidance on this issue or with solving this particular equation.

Thank you,



g := 1.402



a := .660416443



b := .112815378



eq1 := 0 = (2*(1+((g-1)*(1/2))*m^2)/(g+1))^((g+1)/(g-1))/m^2-(a/b)^2

0 = (.8326394672+.1673605329*m^2)^5.975124378/m^2-34.26881996



solution := solve({eq1}, {m})``

{m = -0.9942282680e-1}, {m = 0.9942282680e-1}



Applying Maple 2023's dsolve to the ODE shown below yields the solution y(t)=0 which is obviously incorrect.  Maple 2021 and earlier used to give a nonzero (albeit not very useful) answer.


F := (t-1)*(t-2)/(t^2+1)^3*(Heaviside(t-2)-Heaviside(t-1));


plot(F, t=0..4);

de := diff(y(t),t,t) + diff(y(t),t) = F;

diff(diff(y(t), t), t)+diff(y(t), t) = (t-1)*(t-2)*(Heaviside(t-2)-Heaviside(t-1))/(t^2+1)^3

ic := y(0)=0, D(y)(0)=0;

y(0) = 0, (D(y))(0) = 0


dsolve({de,ic}, y(t));

y(t) = 0

Specifying method=laplace will make that work, but how is an

unsuspecting user to know that what's obtained above is incorrect?


many times I have an expression with constant of integrations in it and need to integrate., So need to make sure to add a new constant of integration which is not already used.

Currently I do this

myconstants:=indets(sol,And(symbol, suffixed(_C, nonnegint)));

This make _C4 as the new constant. 

This assumes all constants have form _Cn which is what I use. It finds all _Cn's then converts each to string, then remove _C part from the string leaving the number, then find the maximum one and adds 1 to it to generate new constant to use,

Is there a better way to do this? Even though the above works, I have feeling there might be better way.

I would like to get a (necessary and sufficient) condition on real parameters a, b, and c for which there exists (at least) one non-negative solution to 9*x**4 + c < 9*a*(x - 1) + 3*b*(x**2 - 1) + c*x**3
A convenient way to formulate this is using quantifiers. Unfortunately, if I run 


Maple will simply output 

Error, (in RootFinding:-RSGateway:-refine_uni_tri) invalid input: RootFinding:-RSGateway:-try_refine_iso_tri expects its 1st argument, box, to be of type nonemptylist([rational, rational]), but received [8019*x^2+(-9*v__2^2-96552*v__2-279834912)*x+49*v__2^3+78318*v__2^2-387436932*v__2+121801800168, v__2^4+2052*v__2^3-5536296*v__2^2+3575222064*v__2-710903793888]

As an alternative method, one can execute 

RealDomain:-solve([x >= 0, 9*x**4 + c < 9*a*(x - 1) + 3*b*(x**2 - 1) + c*x**3], 'parameters' = {a, b, c});
Warning,  computation interrupted

Regretfully, this time the computation is not done in several minutes (so one may have to abort it manually). 

So, what is the proper approach to the above problem in Maple (without any a priori knowledge, if possible)?

For instance, considering the expression  ≔ exp(1+LambertW(0,x))*(exp(1)*x+log[exp(1)](sqrt(2*Pi))-lnGAMMA(1/2+exp(1+LambertW(0,x))))

expr := exp(1+LambertW(x))*(exp(1)*x+ln(sqrt(2*Pi))-lnGAMMA(1/2+exp(1+LambertW(x)))) assuming x >= -1/exp(1):

The following limit can be calculated directly: 

1/:-limit(expr, x = +infinity, 'left');

We can also evaluate , 

:-limit(1/expr, x = +infinity, 'left'); # MultiSeries:-limit also returns wrong result. 

However, according to plot([1/(exp(1+LambertW(x))*(exp(1)*x+ln(sqrt(2*Pi))-lnGAMMA(1/2+exp(1+LambertW(x))))), 24], x = -1/exp(1) .. +exp(Pi), 'legend' = [1/expr, 24]), the limit value 0 cannot be correct. 
So is this a bug? (And has this been fixed in the forthcoming version?)

Do you think this is a bug? I do not understand solve output. Will send to Maplesoft just in case.

It happens also on Maple 2022. Does it give same result on earlier versions?



`Standard Worksheet Interface, Maple 2023.2, Windows 10, November 24 2023 Build ID 1762575`


`The "Physics Updates" version in the MapleCloud is 1672 and is the same as the version installed in this computer, created 2024, February 7, 18:34 hours Pacific Time.`

eq:=1 = exp(-4-c1)/(-exp(-2*c1-8)/LambertW(-exp(-2*c1-8)))^(1/2);

1 = exp(-4-c1)/(-exp(-2*c1-8)/LambertW(-exp(-2*c1-8)))^(1/2)



c1 = -7/2


I what compute integral numerically with Precision 14 Digits. I try with:

evalf[2](Int(abs(sin(x^4))/(sqrt(x) + x^2), x = 0 .. infinity, method = _d01amc, methodoptions = [maxintervals = 50000]));# Works with 2 digits only.

I tried all the options and I failed to calculate with more precision.

with change variable: x = -ln(t) I got:

evalf[2](Int((ln(t)^2 - sqrt(-ln(t)))*abs(sin(ln(t)^4))/(ln(t)*(ln(t)^3 + 1)*t), t = 0 .. 1, method = _d01akc, methodoptions = [maxintervals = 500]));#Gives an error!!!


I need to produce some diagrams for the help pages of my package. I trying to typeset the dot product "." on a plot but keep getting a % symbol. I have tried without typesetting but makes no differance.




    description"plots spread symbol";
    uses plots,plottools;
    local aa,bb,c,d,e,f,g,h,k,p1,v1,v2,vab,vac;
    c:= plottools:-line(A+aa,A+bb);
    f:=plots:-textplot([op(1.1*(A+(aa+bb)/2)+[1.5,0]), typeset(S)]);   #print S
    g:=plots:-textplot([op(.9*A), typeset([x[1],y[1]])]);  #[x1,y1]
    h:=plots:-textplot([op(1.1*B), typeset([x[2],y[2]])]);  #x2,y2]
    k:=plots:-textplot([op(1.05*C), typeset([x[3],y[3]])]);  #x3,y3]
    v1:=plots:-textplot([op(A+(B-A)/2+[.2,-.2]), typeset(`#mover(mi("v"),mo("&rharu;"))`[a])]);   # vector symbol
    v2:=plots:-textplot([op(A+(C-A)/2+[-.2,.2]), typeset(`#mover(mi("v"),mo("&rharu;"))`[b])]);   #vector symbol
    display(p1,c,d,e,f,g,h,k,v1,v2,axes=none,scaling=constrained,caption="Spread between two vectors");    #place title under diagram
end proc


proc (A, B, C, clr::string, S := NULL) local aa, bb, c, d, e, f, g, h, k, p1, v1, v2, vab, vac; description "plots spread symbol"; vab := Vector(B-A); vac := Vector(C-A); aa := (1/5)*B-(1/5)*A; bb := (1/5)*C-(1/5)*A; p1 := plottools:-point([A, B, C], symbol = solidcircle); c := plottools:-line(A+aa, A+bb); d := plottools:-line(A, B); e := plottools:-line(A, C); f := plots:-textplot([op(1.1*(A+(1/2)*aa+(1/2)*bb)+[1.5, 0]), typeset(S)]); g := plots:-textplot([op(.9*A), typeset([x[1], y[1]])]); h := plots:-textplot([op(1.1*B), typeset([x[2], y[2]])]); k := plots:-textplot([op(1.05*C), typeset([x[3], y[3]])]); v1 := plots:-textplot([op((1/2)*A+(1/2)*B+[.2, -.2]), typeset(`#mover(mi("v"),mo("&rharu;"))`[a])]); v2 := plots:-textplot([op((1/2)*A+(1/2)*C+[-.2, .2]), typeset(`#mover(mi("v"),mo("&rharu;"))`[b])]); plots:-display(p1, c, d, e, f, g, h, k, v1, v2, axes = none, scaling = constrained, caption = "Spread between two vectors") end proc



S = 1-`%.`(`#mover(mi("v"),mo("&rharu;"))`[b-a], `#mover(mi("v"),mo("&rharu;"))`[b-a])^2/(`%.`(`#mover(mi("v"),mo("&rharu;"))`[a], `#mover(mi("v"),mo("&rharu;"))`[a])*`%.`(`#mover(mi("v"),mo("&rharu;"))`[b], `#mover(mi("v"),mo("&rharu;"))`[b]))







is there a way to set conjugate=true  to false as a default for BilinearForm?  This would be used inside a package.


v := <x, y>;
BilinearForm(v, v);
BilinearForm(v, v, conjugate = false);


This is something I use a fair bit. I have procedures with alternative spelling options for the colours Red Green and Blue.
Have shown a single example copied from  an overloaded procedure. It there a nicer way of handling this than what I am doing?
There is a section in help under "Procedure Parameter Declarations" on "Indexed Keyword Parameters"  but I don't see how to use it here. These procedures are used inside a package.



GeomClr:="Blue";  # can be "Blue", "blue", "B", "b"  or;
                  #        "Green", "green", "G", "g"  or;
                  #        "Red2, "red", "R", "r";

Prntmsg:="y" ; #  or anything that is not"y"






spread:=proc(p0::{satisfies(s -> type(s, [algebraic $ 2])),'Vector[row]'(2, algebraic)},
              p1::{satisfies(s -> type(s, [algebraic $ 2])),'Vector[row]'(2, algebraic)},
              clr::`string`:= GeomClr,
           option overload;
           uses LinearAlgebra;
           if clr="b" or clr="B" or clr="blue" or clr="Blue" then
              if prnt="y" then
                print("Spread 2 [x,y] Points/Vectors wrt origin Blue");
              end if;
               return 1 - BilinearForm(p0, p1, conjugate = false)^2/(BilinearForm(p0, p0, conjugate = false)*BilinearForm(p1, p1, conjugate = false));
           elif clr="g" or clr="G" or clr="green" or clr="Green" then
              if prnt="y" then
               print( "Spread 2 [x,y] Points/Vectors wrt origin Green");
              end if;
               return -1/4*(p0[1]*p1[2] - p0[2]*p1[1])^2/(p0[1]*p0[2]*p1[1]*p1[2]);
           elif clr="r" or clr="R" or clr="red" or clr="Red" then
              if prnt="y" then
               print( "Spread 2 [x,y] Points/Vectors wrt origin Red");
               end if;
               return -(p0[1]*p1[2] - p0[2]*p1[1])^2/((p0[1]^2 - p0[2]^2)*(p1[1]^2 - p1[2]^2));
          end if;
          end proc:


"Spread 2 [x,y] Points/Vectors wrt origin Blue"





"Spread 2 [x,y] Points/Vectors wrt origin Green"





"Spread 2 [x,y] Points/Vectors wrt origin Red"













For example, given plot f(x)= x^5+x. plot the function given by g(x)= f(x-2)+3

Also, when plotting my graphs they look different than other graphing software.

I was trying this ode with Maple

Do you agree this solution is not correct by Maple?



It gives  y(t) = 2*exp(-t)

But from the discussion in the above link we see this is wrong solution. Maple also does not verify it:


[-Dirac(t), -1]

Would this be considered a bug I should report or not? Note this result is only when using Laplace method. The default method gives better solution.



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