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Is it possible to define and use an abstract linear operator L which is a function of y(x) and z(x)? 

For example, Maple should be able to recognise that L(y(x),z(x)) = L(z(x),y(x)) and simplify expressions such as 

L(c*y(x),d*z(x)) = c*d*L(y(x),z(x)) where c and d are constants or numbers.

It should also be able to expand things like L(c*y1(x)+d*y2(x),e*z1(x)+f*z2(x)).


Let a be som expression like

Now how do I define a function using a.

doesnt work


I have this MATLAB script, but as I work in Maple, I'll need to translate it to Maple. 
I know how to define symbols and functions, but I don't know which Maple commands to use, of if it needs to be done in another way, so the problem is translating from " dZ = [dx; dy; ax; ay; dm];" and down.

Any help would truly be greatly appreciated! Thank you!  

This is the script:

function dZ = meteor_step(~, Z)

  P = 1.2; % initial atmospheric pressure
  H = 1.39E-4; % scale height of atm pressure
  E = 8.11131859E6; % evaporation energy
  D = 1; % drag constant
  G = 9.814; % acceleration due to gravity
  PM = 3.3E3; % density of the meteor
  S = 3.986E14; % standard gravitational parameter of Earth (G*M)
  R = 6.3674447E6; % radius of the Earth (meters)

  x = Z(1);  
  y = Z(2);
  dx = Z(3);
  dy = Z(4);
  m = Z(5);
  atm = P*exp(-y*H);

  v = sqrt(dx^2+dy^2);

  area = pi * ( (3*m)/(4*PM) )^(2/3);

  dist = sqrt(x^2+y^2);
  Gv = -9.8;

  accel = -(D*atm*area)/m*v;
  ax = accel * dx;
  ay = accel * dy + Gv;

  dm = -(atm*v^3*area)/(2*E);
  dZ = [dx; dy; ax; ay; dm];





[t, R] = ode45(@meteor_step, [0 250], [0, 100000, 100, -300, 25]);

x = R(:,1);
y = R(:,2);

dx = R(:,3);
dy = R(:,4);

v = (dx.^2+dy.^2).^(1/2);

m = R(:,5);

plot(t, y);
  title('Meteor Kinematics: Height vs Time');
  xlabel('Time elapsed (s)');
  ylabel('Height (m)');

plot(x, y);
  title('Meteor Kinematics: Horizontal vs Vertical Position');
  xlabel('Horizontal (m)');
  ylabel('Vertical (m)');

plot(t, v);
  title('Meteor Kinematics: Speed vs Time');
  xlabel('Time elapsed (s)');
  ylabel('Absolute speed (m/s)');

plot(t, m);
  title('Meteor Kinematics: Mass vs Time');
  xlabel('Time elapsed (s)');
  ylabel('Mass (kg)');

plot(t, dy);
  title('Vertical Velocity vs Time');
  xlabel('Time elapsed (s)');
  ylabel('Vertical velocity (m/s)');

temp = abs(y - 52900);
[~, index] = min(temp);

Dear people in mapleprimes,


>define(INT, linear, conditional(INT(a::algebraic, X::name) = a*X, _type(a, freeof(X))), INT(X::name, X::name) = (1/2)*X^2);

>INT(2*x+4, x);

x^2 + 4*x

>INT(z+x, z);

(1/2)* z ^2+ x*z

is written in the help page of maple.

This code is to make a function INT.

What it means is that if INT(a::algebraic, x::name) then this is transformed into a*X, where a is independent from x.

And, INT(X::name,X::name) is transformed into (1/2)*X^2.


The first of what I want to ask you is the way of use of "_type", which is not in the help page, and as for names with "_" ahead, 

it is written that "_" means internal command for Maple, so not to use it. Is it right to use a name with "_" ahead of it here?

The second of what I want to know is the way to use "conditional."

Please teach me the meaning of this.

Thanks in advance.


I hope you will teach me the above questions.


Best wishes.





Hi every Body?

I will define the function f(t) in maple,how?

f(t)=1-t for 0<t<10 and t for t>10

Hi everyone,

I have a question regarding the derivation of tensors/matrices.
Let's assume for simplicity, that I have a vector (6x1) s and a matrix A (6x6)defining Transpose(s)*Inverse(A)*s. From this function I want to calculate the derivative w.r.t. s. My approach would be


Transpose(s)*Inverse(A)*s, s)

As a result I get

though I'd rather expect something like Inverse(A)*s + Transpose(s)*Inverse(A)

Now as I'm pretty new to Maple, I can imagine that my approach is wrong, but I don't know any better and can't seem to get any information out of the help documents.

Thanks in advance for any of your suggestions!

Hello, everyone.

There are two variables: n1 and n2, how to define n1+n2=1 (not n1:=1-n2).



the question


I already finished part a, my question is how do i define the function g with the variable k being any real value so that maple will find <f,g> = 0 (using the inner product defined)?


This has been buggin me all day, but if i define a variable with an expresion say "a:=3 x+5" and i then want to assign this expression to a function like so "f:=x->a". if i then call f(7), maple return with "3 x+5" so just returning the value of a without substituting x with 7.

Is there any way in which i can define a function this way?

I want to define the budget set of a consumer, which consists of an horizontal, slant and vertical line segments. How can I define and plot the budget set?

Hello Maplers, i have encountered a little annoyance with Maple, that i would like to ask, whether it can be solved. 


It's when i try to define a function, like f(x)=2x and try to define it with a command f(x):=2x, a pop-up box comes up, asking me whether i'd like to use a 'function definition', or 'remember table assignment', and i would like to make Maple remember my choice that i want a function. 


I know i can write it like f:=x->2x, but i hate to look at that, to be frankly..


So, is there any way to solve this?


How can I create a new object from a stanrd, defined in a given metric? For example I want to define an object by convolution of two indices of the Christoffel symbols? I cannot even to see components of such object.

Many thans for an explanation



Can we define/set a range in Maple. e.g 

I have the following equation:

y = 1.048 + 1.02*x + 6.118*(z-4.041*x^2) + 16.22*(z^2) +6.241* (x*z)

The value of z is within 0.001 - 0.543, y is from 1 - 12 and x is from 0.001 - 0.7

How should I define it in Maple, so while solving equations it read the values within the given range? 

I want to define a band matrix using n vectors. Detial given maple sheet. please help me

I want to define a matrix of M by M which have some condition. detail given in maple file. please help me.

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