Question: dsolve with timelimit hangs on first order homogeneous ode. Why?


Please ignore this question. dsolve does hang, but I had typo in the timelimit command itself when I wrote the test. Fixing this, now it timesout OK.

Maybe someone can look why dsolve hangs on this ode. But since timelimit does work, there is a workaround.

Original question

I was checking Maple's dsolve on this textbook problem

The book gives the answer in the back as

When using Maple's dsolve, I found it hangs. The stange thing, is that adding timelimit() also hangs. I can understand dsolve() hanging sometimes. But what I do not understand is why with timelimit it also hangs?

I've waited 20 minutes and then gave up. As you see, the timelimit is 20 seconds. May be if I wait 2 hrs or 20 hrs or 20 days, it will finally timeout. I do not know but can't wait that long.

Do others see same problem on this ode? Does it hang for you? How about on the mac or Linux?

During this time, I see mserver.exe running at very high CPU. I restarted Maple few times, but this did not help.

Maple 2021.2 on windows 10. May be one day Maplesoft will fix timelimit so it works as expected. 


`Standard Worksheet Interface, Maple 2021.2, Windows 10, November 23 2021 Build ID 1576349`


`The "Physics Updates" version in the MapleCloud is 1122 and is the same as the version installed in this computer, created 2021, December 22, 16:3 hours Pacific Time.`


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