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I am quite new to Maple and have a problem I've been struggling with all day.

I have a spring pendulum and have to develop the equation of motion in the y-direction. The pendulum consist of a mass at the end of a elastic, unbendable and massless rod. 

Please find my Maple-worksheet attached below.

How do I solve the differential equation 2.9 for y(t)? As far as I can see the problem is that I have to differentiate y(t), which is not designated as a function, with respect to y (?)

I would really appriciate if somebody could help me. 

Thank you in advance!

Hi there,

I'm doing my first steps with Maple and am a little confused with a problem:
I want to solve something like

and expect the result to be z=-m*a. However I get empty brackets as result.
I tried to dig a little and I find that maple has problems isolating x1+x2+x3+x4

Error, (in isolate) x1*a+x2*a+x3*a+x4*a does not contain x1+x2+x3+x4


When I isolate it myself Maple even tells me they wouldn't be the same


I even reduced the problem to x1*a+x2*a and Maple still has problems with that. As this is a really simple problem I strongly assume the issue lies with the user. Can anyone help me there?





I need to add animations in a word(.pdf) docuement or a pwerpoint presentation. I Saved my image as .gif and inserted it in my doc but it is an image (no animation)






I am new to Maple and have a problem I've been struggling with all day.

I have a pendulum and need to find a equation of motion in the y-direction. Please find my code in the picture below.

I can see that my problem starts at Eqy where the differentiation deletes one of the right-hand-side parts because I don't have any function y(t), and Maple thinks y(t) a constant (?)
Can somebody please tell me what I'm doing wrong?


Thank you in advance!

I need create a matrix with 3 dimensions, but I don't know how can I do this. The variable that I need store could be write in this form:


I don't want write this with subscript but like a matrix. 

Maple Densityplot color value...

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I have seen many post with similar question, but I have yet understood how to solve this problem.

I have a contour which maple creates for using command contourplot. 

The problem is that I don't know what is the value of different colors. How can I find out for example what red means?

Is there anyway we can automatically have a color bar with the proper values?

I have Maple 14 on a macbook pro. I recently upgraded to the Yosemite operating system. 


I am trying to use the CurveFitting facility:


But I get nothing. This might be associated with Yosemite, or maple 14, or ????? Anyone have a guess?

In order to use efficient exponentiation modulo a number n, Maple help recommends using the inert &^ notation in the input, e.g. 5 &^ 1000 mod 29. But when I try to type this input in (default) 2D-Math mode, it interprets the ^ as it usually does for exponents and tries to "raise" the & to the power of 1000. Is there a way to do this correctly in 2D-Math, or do I constantly have to switch over to 1D-Math? I am using Maple 16. 


I want to conduct the t- test with a

- null hypothesis of : M1-M2 >= 0

- alternative hypothesis of M1-M2 < 0

I found that I can choose the upper or lower tail option for the alternative hypothesis but I am not sure if the same as I want 

any idea ?


Good day everyone, can anybody help correct this 'theta[1] is an invalid range'. Please download it here



I'm trying to solve a differential equation of the form y.y"+y'+y= { 1 for 0<x<1 and 0 for else } with conditions: y(0)=0 and y'(0)=1.

I wrote this:


Eq := y(x)*(diff(y(x), x, x))+diff(y(x), x)+y(x)-f(x);

ans := dsolve({Eq, y(0) = 0, (D(y))(0) = 1},numeric);

But it gives an error.

I also tried ODE tools>assistants>analyzer

It says: the ODE system does not contain derivatives of the unknown function heaviside.


It's the first time I use Maple and I don't know what to do. Need your help urgently. Thanks in advance.


Hi all,

I have an expression of the form Sum(a[l]*x^l,l=0..n).

Is there a shorter way to obtain let's say the 5 lowest orders than add(coeff(expression,x,l)*x^l,l=0..4) ?




With your help I have a solution to a system of three equations:

(parameters are calculated on the basis of the data (for different values) - one example below)
A1=0.00002072968491, A2=0, A3=0.001946449287, A4=0.01946449287

B1=, B2=0, B3=0.0004773383613, B4=0.00004773383613

C1=, C2=0, C3=, C4=0.00009087604510


eqa1: = A1 * (diff (Tg (x), x, x)) + A2 * (diff (Tg (x), x)) + (A3 + A4) * tan (x) + A3 * Tg (x) + A4 * Tw (x) = 0;

eqa2: = B1 * (diff (Tw (x), x, x)) + B2 * (diff (Tw (x), x)) + (B3 + B4) * Tw (x) + B3 * Tg (x) + B4 * tan (x) = 0;

eqa3: = C1 * (diff (Tz (x), x, x)) + (C3 + C4) * Tg (x) + C3 * tan (x) + C4 * Tw (x) = 0;


indets ({eqa1, eqa2, eqa3}) minus {x};

res: = Dsolve (eval ({eqa1, eqa2, eqa3}) union {boundary conditions ??}, numeric);


for k from 0 to 20 evalf (res (k), 4); from;

c1:= 0.524:


m: = 0;

for m from 0 to 20 and

T (m): = c1 * rhs (op (6, res (m))) + c2 * rhs (op (2, res (m))) + (1-c1-c2) * rhs (op (4, res (m))); print (m, T (m)); end to:


How and what type boundary conditions (I was thinking about the simplest or third type) to be able to determine the values on the y-axis on the graph. For example, the values started at -10, and ended at 10 (at a point (x, -10), (x, 10) in the coordinate system for a predetermined x, for example, from 0 to 20 which start at the point (0, -10 ) and stop at the point (20,10)). My main purpose is to collect these three solutions  to one equation T (x) = az * Tz (x) + and * Tw (x) + ag * Tg (x), and the ends of the graph, they should be in the above-mentioned points (0, -10 ) - start and (20,10) - stop.


Now thank you very much for the advice.



I've noticed there are settings to set the type of index for spinors or gauge index in the physics package. i.e Setup(spinorindices=lowercaselatin). I also notice there is a setting for specifying the form of tetrads. 

I cannot find any further documention or examples on how to use these functions. Could anyone point me in the direction of a text or help function as to how these are implemented. 

Simple examples of things I am trying to do:

> with(Physics); Setup(spinorindices=lowercaselatin, metric = <some_line_element>)

> tetrad[`mu`,`~a`] = Matrix(<some tetrad matrix>) 

> Define(%)

I recieve the following error: invalid input: unknown uses a 2nd argument, a, which is missing.

I am hoping for a tensor that uses the metric to raise/lower the `mu` component and the minkowskian metric to raise/lower the `a` component. 

If there is further documentation that I am missing, I'm happy to check that out instead of asking lots of questions here. 

Thanks again.

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