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I have a problem with the adaptive question designer: when I use the multiple choice question type then occasionally parts of the question environment appear multiple times in the text, duplicating each time I reopen the question to edit. This happens in particular if the answers are a bit longer (4-5 lines each). So far I couldn't figure out how to fix this, does anyone have a similar problem? 

Many thanks for your help!


      I am a student doing some self study over the summer trying to work through some of the John Taylor computer problems from his classcial mechanics book. Currently I hit a snag that most likely comes from the fact I am not well acquinted with Maple for solving IVP and DE's (we used Matlab in my DE class). I just need to know how I remove the following error:

Error, (in dsolve/numeric/SC/IVPsetup) initial conditions must be numeric

Here is a copy of my code:

R := 5;
g := 9.8;
deq1 := {diff(x(t), [`$`(t, 2)]) = -g*sin(x(t))/R, x(0) = 20};
/ d / d \ \
{ --- |--- x(t)| = -1.960000000 sin(x(t)), x(0) = 20 }
\ dt \ dt / /
dsol1 := dsolve(deq1, numeric);
Error, (in dsolve/numeric/SC/IVPsetup) initial conditions must be numeric

My hunch is that I need to set x'(0)=0 or something like I do not have enough intial values to solve the problem, but I could be wrong. Anyway anyone who can point out my mistake feel free to do so! Thank you!

Dear, my attached file take alot time to exicute the result, Please solve this problem. I am waiting your kind response.


With my best regards and sincerely.

Muhammad Usman

PhD (Scholar) Mathematics

HITEC University, Taxila

Lecturer of Mathematics

Govt. Degree College Taxila Pakistan.

Visiting Lecturer of Mathematics

University of Wah, Pakistan.



Mob #: +923152329276

Hej guys,

in some of my Maple worksheets I'm using Maples fit-function to obtain a rational function fit to some data, as I'm interested in the zeros of enumerator and denominator, I chose my fit function accordingly. Afterwards I need to extract the results (mainly the zeros) and do some more calculation steps with them. When evaluating rational functions of high degree, I noticed that my way of extracting the results (I'm using patmatch) becomes increasingly slow up to the point where it takes a couple of minutes to extract 10 numbers.
E.g. the following minimal example (download link at the bottom) takes more than 20 minutes on my machine (Maple 18.01 Build ID 935137; Red Hat Version 6.6 running on system with an i5-3570, 8 GB of RAM). Additionally, the calculation requires an unreasonable amount of RAM.
I can work around the problem to some degree by extracting the leading coefficient beforehand, resulting in a substantial speed up, still I think that there might be some error in the code or my usage of patmatch.

Is there another way to extract these numbers in a similarly simple fashion?




a pathmatch with 9 variables requires roughly 200 MB of memory and takes about 7 s to finish on an i5-3570 CPU:

p := (1+x)*(2+x)*(3+x)*(4+x)*(5+x)/((11+x)*(12+x)*(13+x)*(14+x));



pattern := (a__1::realcons+x)*(a__2::realcons+x)*(a__3::realcons+x)*(a__4::realcons+x)*(a__5::realcons+x)/((b__1::realcons+x)*(b__2::realcons+x)*(b__3::realcons+x)*(b__4::realcons+x)); patmatch(p, pattern, 'la'); assign(la)





a__1; a__2; a__3; a__4; a__5; b__1; b__2; b__3; b__4



















a pathmatch with 9 variables requires roughly 2.2 GB (!) of memory and takes about 20 min (!) to finish on an i5-3570 CPU:

q := 9*p;



a__1 := 'a__1':




























Dear, I am facing a problem which I run the attached file it this answer [Length of output exceeds limit of 1000000]. Please help to overcome this problem.

With my best regards and sincerely.

Govt. Degree College Taxila


I am experiencing some problems with the plot3d command. It does not return a nice 3d-graph, but just a bunch of dashed lines. I have entered something like this:



I am using maple 17 on windows 7

Thanks in advance.

I can't solve this problem, can someone explain me whats worng and how to fix it, here is what i've done:

sist := diff(x1(t), t) = -4*x1(t)+x2(t), diff(x2(t), t) = -x1(t)+7*x2(t);
    d                             d                          
   --- x1(t) = -4 x1(t) + x2(t), --- x2(t) = -x1(t) + 7 x2(t)
    dt                            dt                         

condi := [x1(0) = 0, x2(0) = 3], [x1(0) = 2, x2(0) = 1], [x1(0) = 7, x2(0) = 9];
        [x1(0) = 0, x2(0) = 3], [x1(0) = 2, x2(0) = 1],

          [x1(0) = 7, x2(0) = 9]
for i to 3 do sol[i] := dsolve({sist, condi[i]}, {x1(t), x2(t)}, numeric); gra := odeplot(sol[i], [x1(t), t], t = -1 .. 1); display(gra) end do;

Here is a simple example to explain my problem:

I would like to have a break after the first graph and with return

the loop shoul continue to the next and so on.

Thank you for your help!




end proc:

for j from 1 to 3 do


end do;


I'm trying to calculate and export a huge "Strategy-Matrix". The calculation works in a smaller version with less possible strategies. For this version I use a specialised simulation-PC with enough memory (that was my problem using my own PC). But now I've got this error massage ("Kernel connection has been lost. You should save this worksheet and restart Maple. Executing commands in Maple requires a connection to the Maple kernel. Firewalls have been known to cause problems with kernel connections in Maple. Please ensure that any firewall software is configured to allow Maple to create connections to the kernel. Consult the FAQ for more information.")

The firewall should not be the problem. Below the code. num_Strat is 63001. 

Thank you in advance for your help.


m_Gi:= Matrix(num_Strat, num_Strat):

for t from 1 by 1 to num_Strat
Digits:= 5:
v_h2:= evalf((-(24/17)* v_pEi[t]^2)*v_h1 + (v_pEi[t]*(-(128/51)*v_pKi[t]+980/51))*v_h1+ v_pEi[t]*((40/51)*v_pKj+(15/17)*v_pEj)-((110/51)*v_pKi[t]^2)*v_h1 + v_pKi[t]*((55/51)*v_pKj+1220/51*v_h1+(10/17)*v_pEj)):
m_Gi(..,t):= v_h2:
end do:
ExportMatrix(TestMatrixNK, m_Gi):

I have a problem when using units in a solve

Following is from the assignment
Q := 20*Unit('m')^3/Unit('s');

I__e := 0.2e-1;

B := 2*Unit('m');

k := 0.3e-2*Unit('m');

g := 9.82*Unit('m')/Unit('s')^2;

Mannings number
M := 8.1*g^(1/2)/k^(1/6);
A := y*B;

R := y*B/(B+2*y);

V := M*R^(2/3)*sqrt(I__e);
y__0 := solve(Q = V*A, y);
/ (5/3)\// /
\0.002644870772 Units:-Unit('m') / \RootOf\
(8/3) 3 (5/3)
-625 Units:-Unit('m') + 5000000 _Z Units:-Unit('m')

5 \ \
+ 1890451531 _Z Units:-Unit('m')/^2/


Hope you can use this.. It's the first time I ask a question on this site...

Could anyone please hepl me? I have the following system

e1 := exp(F(r)/phi_0)*L*A(r) = (1/2)*(2*(diff(A(r), r, r))*B(r)*A(r)*r*C(r)+2*B(r)*A(r)*(diff(A(r), r))*(diff(C(r), r))*r-(diff(A(r), r))^2*B(r)*r*C(r)-(diff(A(r), r))*(diff(B(r), r))*A(r)*r*C(r)+4*B(r)*A(r)*(diff(A(r), r))*C(r))/(B(r)^2*A(r)*r*C(r));
e2 := alpha*(diff(F(r), r, r))+(alpha^2+omega)*(diff(F(r), r))^2+(1/4)*(4*(diff(C(r), r, r))*B(r)*A(r)^2*C(r)*r+2*(diff(A(r), r, r))*A(r)*B(r)*r*C(r)^2-2*B(r)*A(r)^2*(diff(C(r), r))^2*r-(diff(A(r), r))^2*B(r)*r*C(r)^2-2*A(r)^2*C(r)*(diff(C(r), r))*(diff(B(r), r))*r-(diff(A(r), r))*(diff(B(r), r))*A(r)*r*C(r)^2+8*B(r)*A(r)^2*C(r)*(diff(C(r), r))-4*A(r)^2*C(r)^2*(diff(B(r), r)))/(r*A(r)^2*B(r)*C(r)^2)-(1/4)*(2*(diff(A(r), r, r))*B(r)*A(r)*r*C(r)+2*B(r)*A(r)*(diff(A(r), r))*(diff(C(r), r))*r-(diff(A(r), r))^2*B(r)*r*C(r)-(diff(A(r), r))*(diff(B(r), r))*A(r)*r*C(r)+4*B(r)*A(r)*(diff(A(r), r))*C(r))/(B(r)*A(r)^2*r*C(r)) = 0;
e3 := (1/4)*(-2*(diff(C(r), r, r))*B(r)*A(r)*r^2-B(r)*(diff(A(r), r))*(diff(C(r), r))*r^2+A(r)*(diff(C(r), r))*(diff(B(r), r))*r^2-8*B(r)*A(r)*(diff(C(r), r))*r-2*B(r)*(diff(A(r), r))*C(r)*r+2*A(r)*C(r)*(diff(B(r), r))*r+4*B(r)^2*A(r)-4*B(r)*A(r)*C(r))/(B(r)^2*A(r)) = -(1/4)*(2*(diff(A(r), r, r))*B(r)*A(r)*r*C(r)+2*B(r)*A(r)*(diff(A(r), r))*(diff(C(r), r))*r-(diff(A(r), r))^2*B(r)*r*C(r)-(diff(A(r), r))*(diff(B(r), r))*A(r)*r*C(r)+4*B(r)*A(r)*(diff(A(r), r))*C(r))*r/(B(r)^2*A(r)^2);
e4 := -(alpha^2+2*omega)*(diff(F(r), r))*(-(1/2)*(-(diff(A(r), r))*B(r)*r^4*C(r)^2-A(r)*(diff(B(r), r))*r^4*C(r)^2-4*A(r)*B(r)*r^3*C(r)^2-2*A(r)*B(r)*r^4*C(r)*(diff(C(r), r)))/(A(r)*B(r)*r^4*C(r)^2)-(diff(B(r), r))/B(r)+(diff(F(r), r, r))/(diff(F(r), r))+alpha*(diff(F(r), r)))/B(r) = -exp(F(r)/phi_0)*V_0*(alpha-1/phi_0);

phi_0 := -alpha/(2*alpha^2+2*omega); L := V_0*(1-(alpha-1/phi_0)*alpha/(3*alpha^2+2*omega)); V_0 := -lambda*exp(-fc/phi_0); fc := ln((4*alpha^2+2*omega)/(G_0*(3*alpha^2+2*omega)))/alpha; m := (2/(1+g))^(1/2); n := g*(2/(1+g))^(1/2); P := (G_0*(3*alpha^2+2*omega)/(4*alpha^2+2*omega))^(-2*alpha/(n-m)); eta := 1.4*G_0*Ms*(2/(1+g))^(-1/2)/c^2; g := 1-alpha^2/(2*alpha^2+omega);

omega := -10^5; alpha := 1; G_0 := 6.67*10^(-11); lambda := 10^(-52); c := 2.9*10^8; Ms := 1.9*10^30;
ri := evalf(1000*eta);

ics := A(2.109660445*10^6) = 1, (D(A))(2.109660445*10^6) = 2.370091128*10^(-15)*sqrt(2)*sqrt(99998)*sqrt(199997), B(2.109660445*10^6) = 1, C(2.109660445*10^6) = 1, (D(C))(2.109660445*10^6) = 4.740182256*10^(-15)*(1-(99999/19999300006)*sqrt(2)*sqrt(99998)*sqrt(199997))*(1-1.000017501*10^(-8)*sqrt(2)*sqrt(99998)*sqrt(199997))^(-(99999/19999300006)*sqrt(2)*sqrt(99998)*sqrt(199997))*sqrt(2)*sqrt(99998)*sqrt(199997), f(2.109660445*10^6) = 23.43081116, (D(f))(2.109660445*10^6) = 4.749681180*10^(-15):

eta:=2109.660445: sys:=e1,e2,e3,e4; vars:=[A(r),B(r),C(r),F(r)];

dsn3 := dsolve([sys, ics], numeric, vars, range = 3*eta .. 50*eta);

Results in

Warning, cannot evaluate the solution past the initial point, problem may be complex, initially singular or improperly set up

Setting f(r)=Const,V_0=0 which is a physically relevant case, results in

Error, (in simplify/normal) numeric exception: division by zero

I suugest the problem is that the equation contain sqared derivatives, hence there are several solution branches corresponding to different signs of square root. Maple chooses the singular branch. How can I force it to choose another branch or calculete all of them?

Thanks in advance..

Hello again,

for a paper I need to cipher and decipher with the standard RSA-procedure.
My problem is, that my numbers are really large.

As normally it's just, given a public key (e,N) and a private key (d,p,q), p,q are primes, and the plaintext:

encrypt: b^e mod N = c

decrypt: c^d mod N = b

That works cause ed = 1 mod (p-1)(q-1) (Euler's Phi-Function) and gcd(e,N)=1


With little numbers thats no problem. But increasing e and N, i thought using the powmod function will help:

b&^e mod N = c but

c&^d mod N <> b.

So it doesnt work anymore and I really dont get why...


thanks for help, I'm really lost here..

I have been Maple  18 with no problem. Then, today, the  "=" symbol and  "+" symbol don't work.  Does anyone know what to do about this?


Dear mapleprimes users,

I have a problem concerning this function:

Naief := proc(A::integer,B::integer, p::posint)
local x, a:= A mod p, b:= B mod p;

 for x from 1 to p-1 do
    if a^x mod p = b then return x end if
end do;
print(¨No solution.¨)

end proc

It works fine for what it should do, finding x for a^x = b mod p by inserting x from 1 to p-1 until it finds an
apprioperate x.

My problem is concerning its computation time, which I like to calculate with:

Codetools:- Usage(Naief(a,b,p), output = [cputime], quiet, iterations= 2^12)

The problem is that keeps repeating

alot even when a,b and p are immensely huge. I don`t know how to fix it, because I need real CPUtimes which increase
a,b and p increase. I get the idea that the values of the CPUtime are not realistic.


Thanks for the help!




Hi I'm new to maple

I wanted to use dsolve to solve and equation but instead of getting an answer, maple returns an integration.

What could the promblem be?


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