Here are some possible bugs or limitations that I have come across while working with Tensors in the new physics package. I have done best of my efforts looking into the documentation, but it is still possible that the bugs I am listing are not bugs at all but outcome of lack of my knowledge in using Maple. My intention of creating this blog is to not to criticize but to help the Physics package development team in making updates. I appreciate their efforts for developing a much needed package for areas like fluid mechanics, continuum mechanics, theory relativity etc.
Platform I am using: Maple Ver 11.01 on Mac OS X 10.4.10

We have a maple 10 site license and I recently started to use maple for some challenging symbolic manipulation. Specifically I wanted to find the 3-dimensional eigenvectors A(u,w) and eigenvalues \lambda for a system of 8 partial differential equations. I was disappointed when maple completed most of the problem finding all 8 eigenvalues but only 6 of the 8 eigenvectors. In fact explicitly issuing Eigenvectors(A) command didn't seem to work as it ran for a long time with out returning so I ended up just issuing a series of LinearSolve(A-\lambda I|0) commands. This worked for the first 6 eigenvalues but for the last pair of eigenvalues maple just didn't do anything simply printing the command I issued. Maple didn't print any diagnostic information to let me know what went wrong. My question is when Maple doesn't evaluate a command how does one obtain information about what went wrong?

I am trying to recreate a transcendental equation from a paper on buckling analysis. I have not been able to successfully manipulate equation (10) given on page 692 of the attached files into the final forms of equations (12) and (13), using the boundary conditions given in (11). Could someone take a look at my Maple worksheet and offer some suggestions that would yield an elliptic integral?

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August 01 2007
MU 4
Hi,
I am new to Maple and am having trouble with what should be a simple task. I have a series of simultaneoous equations of the form a*x+b*y=c etc. I have found an initial equilibrium by choosing values of x and y which give me reasonable values of a and b (using the Solve command I have output of a,b,c,x,y which satisfy my equations).
Now, I need to use the parameters I have, my a,b,c, to try and retrieve my x and y (my real aim in this is to see the effect on the x,y when I change the a,b,c). When I try and put the equations plus parameter values into Solve it takes a very long time to solve (I stop after 20mins). What I want to do is use the equilibrium values I obtained before to give Maple a starting point to search for a solution.

Hello!
I have some trouble with getting an explicit solution to a PDE:
f=f(u,v) in IC^4 (IC=complex numbers)
So i have a system of 8 equations, first order, integrable (i.e. solution exists by theory).
I'm getting the following, when calling pdsolve(PDE, fcns), where PDE is the set of the PDEs and fcns are the 4 complex functions f[i], i=1,2,3,4:
"Error, (in pdsolve/sys) duplicated elements (ranking)"
What could it be?
Thx,
yadaddy.

Hello,
This is related to my recent posts at
http://www.mapleprimes.com/forum/integral-equations#comment-8339
I have a function of three variables one of which is inside a (difficult) integral. I want to calculate & store the array of points which satisfy the function, then use transform to change those points and then plot them. The function looks like this:
P:=(x,m)->sqrt(x)/(sqrt((x+m)^2-1)*(x+m+sqrt((x+m)^2-1)));
IntegralP:=(m)->Int(P(x,m),x=0..infinity);
f4A:=(beta,Omega,m)->beta^2+(3*(beta*Omega)^(3/2)*evalf(IntegralP(m)))/(4*2^(3/4))-1;
In my earlier case, m=1 (and there was another variable, but it wasn't under the integral) so the integral was not a problem. I tried the same method;

Still being a newbie to Maple, I am stuck on this one. I am trying to create a general system of changing my equations in an [x,y] coordinate system to a [u,v] system.
As a specific example: I have two substitution equations, u=2x-3y and v=-x+y. I have four equations: x=0, x=-3, y=x, y=x+1. I have tried MapToBasis with both static and procedure statements and I am not having any luck. The equations do not completely change to [u,v]. Here is one example:
> proc (u, v) u = 2*x-3*y end proc;
> proc (u, v) v = -x+y end proc;
> with*VectorCalculus;
> SetCoordinates('cartesian', [u, v]);

I am trying to plot the equations shown in Figures 5 and 6, which are solutions to Equations (14), (15), and (16). These equations are developed in the Lo paper (attached). I am working through the symbolic solution by hand and would greatly appreciate any suggestions on how to set these equations and the graphs of the same in a worksheet. Thank you for the assistance anyone may offer.
Wayne Bell

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I am trying to convert equations from cartesian to polar and spherical expecting Maple to change the variables from x,y and z to r, theta, etc. I presume I am using the wrong commands.
convert(exp(sqrt(x^2+y^2)),polar)
returns the same expression in x and y. What is the correct command?
thanks

I seem to keep running into things in Maple that I just can't get to plot. I have been using Mathcad and am trying to learn to do everything in Maple, but keep finding myself having to go to Mathcad to do even the simplest things. Could someone please help and explain to me what I'm doing wrong?
I have with(plots) and restart() at the top of my page.
I then do this:
g1 := implicitplot(3x^2,x=0..10,y=0..10);
display( g1 );
This results in it just printing the display line again, no graph is shown.
I can get this to work using the plot command but since its not very easy in Maple to print multiple equations on a single graph I have started trying to do them this way. If there is a better way to do graphs then please tell me this as well as I'm trying to learn Maple as best as I can.

I would like to plot a projection using parametric equations:
x=la*cos(fi)
y=fi
fi=

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Hello, I am doing some research with solar panels right now and I need to try and come up with equations for a multiple input single output system. What I am doing is taking numbers from a website and comparing to the actual numbers from solar panels I have set up in a field. But the head of the project is wanting to make some unique equations. I can easily do a single input single output by curve fitting or splining the information, but I have never tried a multiple input single output system. Is there a way to do this?
Chris

I'm completely new to maple, and I'm trying to solve some equations that have no algebraic solution but should be straightforward to solve with numerical methods. I'd be most grateful if anyone could offer some advice on how to do this.
For example, I'd like to solve the following two equations for p:
2^(1-p)+(1-x)^(1-p)/(1-p)
and
x^(2-p)-y^(2-p))/(x-y) = (a^(2-p)-b^(2-p))/(a-b)
The attached worksheet contains my unsuccessful attempts.

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