Items tagged with assume

I'm trying to solve

deq := diff(theta(x), x) = -sin(theta(x));
sol := dsolve({deq, theta(0) = -(1/2)*Pi});

The answer should be theta=-2*arctan(exp(-x))

but I get

theta(x) = arctan(2*exp(-x+I*Pi)/((exp(-x+I*Pi))^2+1), -((exp(-x+I*Pi))^2-1)/((exp(-x+I*Pi))^2+1))

Does it have to do with assuming?

Staffan Malmberg


#my testing for wildcard to one
#after testing, it loop a very long time and not stop
ppp := [[0,0,0,x],[0,0,1,0],[0,1,0,0],[1,0,0,0]]:
check1 := [seq(0,ii=1..nops(ppp))];
ttt1 := [[0,0,0,1],[0,0,1,0],[0,1,0,0],[1,0,0,0]]:
mmmeaght1 := [seq(0,ii=1..nops(ppp[1]))]:
bbb1 := [seq(0,ii=1..nops(ppp[1]))]:
emap := [(xx) -> if [xx < 0 assuming x > 0] then 0 else 1 end if, (xx) -> evalf(1/(1+exp(xx)))]:
MM(ppp, ttt1, mmmeaght1, bbb1, check1, emap);

when test wildcard variable for input, would like to assume x > 0 then

i try assuming x > 0 , got error



I have 2 expressions, the first expression cosist of x´s and y´s, the other expression consits only of x´s

I wanna test the relation between those 2 expression to check wether A>B giving the condition that 2y<x

I have tried this:



the problem is that maple returns FAIL, I could put in values to check and it works, but that is not really what im trying to acomplish.



I am interested in the behaviour of a system of equations close to the origin- these equations are quite long, and there are a lot of them so i would like to have commands that i can use to assume products of variables are zero. 

here are the first two polynomials:



the varables are the terms with B and a subsript and everything else is a parameter.

My intuition was to use coeffs but I couldn't get anything helpful

hi every one ! i want to use Assume option to simplify some expression ! but it is not working ! what should i do !?

i have assume that ( a+b+c=0) and i want maple returns me exp(a+b+c) =1 ! but it does not ! what should i do !?





  is assumed to be: 0










Assume i got an equation like f(x):=2*x-tan(x); how to us solve or other function to give me that this equation got 2 root: x=1/2*(tan(x)) and x=arctan(2x).

^^ hope everyone can help.

Thank for spend time reading.

intersection in the geometry package does not seem to recognize assume.

restart: with(geometry):

assume(p[1]<>0, p[2]<>0, p[3]<>0);
assume(q[1]<>0, q[2]<>0, q[3]<>0);



point(A,eval(x,sol),eval(y,sol));  ## the intersection exists
intersection(xA,AD,OT); ## fails

Hi guys,

I'm doing some heavy analytical calculations, as the calculations take hours to finish, I want to save the results, which is easily done, however when I load the saved results, it behaves differently, somehow I can no longer substitute the variables. I extracted the main problem into the following minimal working example.

Thanks for any useful insight,

Cheers, Sören


assume(`in`(n, real))

x := n+1



subs(n = 1, x)



save x, "./myfunction.m";

read "./myfunction.m";




Now we can't substitute n in x:

subs(n = 1, x)



subs(n = 1, n+1)



y := x:


The question in the title has been raised before over the years, but has maybe not received enough attention.
Reraising the question was motivated by a comment by Kitonum to a recent post on improved integration results in Maple 2016:

Consider the following session.
n^2; #Returns n^2
eval(%);#Returns n^2
sin(n*Pi); # Returns 0
sin(n); # Returns sin(n)
eval(%); # Returns sin(n)
ln(n); #Returns ln(n)
ln(n*exp(1)); # Returns ln(n*exp(1))
expand(%); # Error, (in ln) numeric exception: division by zero
ln((n+1)*exp(1)); Returns ln((n+1)*exp(1))
expand(%); # Returns ln(n+1)+1
sqrt(n^2); # Returns 0
sqrt(n); # Returns n^(1/2)
eval(%,n=n^2); # Returns (n^2)^(1/2)
simplify(%); #Returns 0: simplify doesn't help in the examples above.
We see that assume n=0 certainly doesn't imply that expressions always will be evaluated at n=0, but sometimes it appears that it does.
So what is the intended behavior when assuming equality?
Several years ago (Maple 14 or earlier) I overloaded assuming so that equality assumptions were handled by eval.
There was a discussion at the time in MaplePrimes about this. Shall try to find the link.


I think I found a bug concerning the useage of assume and alias:



a, b
















Commenting out the alias command produces correct results. I am on linux with build 922027.

I am having trouble removing assumptions that are stored within expresssions.

Example code:

assume(l1>0): # this assumptions later helps to find a solution for a geometric problem with two four-bar-linkages
a := sqrt(l1);
save a, "test.m";
read "test.m"
a; # the assumptions are stored within the saved data
l1:='l1'; # try to remove the assumption
a; # assumption in a still existing
subs({l1=2}, a); # nothing happens: I can not access l1 any more
subs({l1~=2}, a); # This does not work either, nothing changes in a

So my question is: How do I remove the assumption within a stored expression?

My main problem lies in the handling of the expression with assumptions. At some point, I want to generate Matlab code, and the codegen-command gives me:

Warning, the following variable name replacements were made: l1~ -> cg


Hi All,


I have o problem with simplify. A variable cp1r has been assumed to be positive. Why simplify still has csgn(cp1r) for it? Here is my code:

tmp := subs(cp1t(t)=cp1r, cp2t(t)=cp2r, Ca[2]);
1 / 2 2
----------- |-cp2r sin(x[1]) sin(x[7]) cp1r
2 2 |
cp1r cp2r |

+ 2 cp2r sin(x[1]) cos(x[1]) cos(x[7]) sin(x[7]) cp1r +

1 / 2 2 /
-------------- \cp2r cos(x[1]) cos(x[7]) sin(x[7]) \
/ 2\
2 \cp1r /
2 \\\
-2 cos(x[1]) cos(x[7]) sin(x[1]) + 2 sin(x[1]) cos(x[1])//|
assume(cp1r > 0, cp2r > 0);
1 / / 3 3
---------- \sin(x[1]) sin(x[7]) \-cos(x[1]) cos(x[7])
cp1r cp1r

+ 2 cos(x[1]) cos(x[7]) cp1r csgn(cp1r) cp1r

2 3 \ \

- cp1r csgn(cp1r) cp1r + cos(x[1]) cos(x[7])/ csgn(cp1r)/


should csgn(cp1r) be simplified to 1 already? What is wrong with my script?




assume x,y is a real number and {x>4,y>4}, how can i get the supplementary set ({x<=4,y<=4}) of x,y in the real domain by maple?

Hi all,

I have some "boolean variable" constraint equation like this:


where a1,a2,...,an and b1, b2, ..., bn are 1 or -1

These equations will be used in LPSolve or the other command to find a group of parameters which can fit them.

Now I used for-loop to deal with this kind of question, for example:

But there are more than 10 boolean variables in my case and It's very inefficient. On the other hand, using for-loop to determine the equation we solve in the command will lead to great confusion.

I think there should be some ways able to solve this kind of "boolean variables" question in Maple, such as, through assume command to define the type of "boolean variable".

But I have no idea how to do it.

I am new to maple, having recently made the switch from mathCAD, and I am having problems getting the basics to do what I think they ought to be doing.

I am trying to get maple to go step by step through a derivation of a formula. In one line I define a variable

U4 := expression

In the next line I will call the same variable and take the derivative of it. Sometimes it works and sometimes it evaluates to zero when it should not. I can't seem to pin down a pattern of when it does and does not work. I will change something that is not working, and then change it back, and it will work. Am i assigning my variables inconsistently? 

I took a screencapture of the worksheet in question. Thanks in advance for the help.

Screen shot

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