Markiyan Hirnyk

Markiyan Hirnyk

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Let us consider 

Student[Precalculus]:-LimitTutor(sqrt(x), x = 2);

One expects a nice illustration of the result sqrt(2). But instead of that one reads "f(x) approaches 1.41 as x approaches 2". This is simply ignorant and forms a wrong understanding of limits. It should also be noticed that all the entries (left, 2-sided, and right) produce the same animation. The same issue with other limits I tried, e.g.

Student[Precalculus]:-LimitTutor(sqrt(x), x = 1);

. I think this command should be completely rewritten or excluded from Maple. 

Let us look in RealDomain and then in the RealDomain:-solve command. One is addressed to the usual solve command. The commands of the RealDomain package are not still documented since Maple 7 when the package was introduced. There is a general description only 

  • By default, Maple performs computations under the assumption that the underlying number system is the complex field. The RealDomain package provides an environment in which computations are performed under the assumption that the basic underlying number system is the field of real numbers.
  • Results returned by procedures are postprocessed by discarding values containing any detectable non-real answers or replacing them with undefined where appropriate.

The above is not enough. Here is an example which confuses me: 

RealDomain:-solve(exp(I*x) = -1, AllSolutions);


solve(exp(I*x) = -1, AllSolutions);
                         Pi (2 _Z1 + 1)


RealDomain:-solve(exp(I*x) = -1);

I lie awake thinking about that. Maplesoft staff help me!

Let us consider 

Statistics:-Mode(Binomial(n, p));
                        floor((1 + n) p)

Up to Wiki, the output is not correct. Simply no words.



X := Statistics:-RandomVariable(Normal(0, 1)):

PDF(sin(X), t)

piecewise(t <= -1, 0, t < 1, 2^(1/2)*exp(-(1/2)*arcsin(t)^2)/(Pi^(1/2)*(-t^2+1)^(1/2)), 1 <= t, 0)


int(%, t = -1 .. 1)







There were recently submitted a dozen Maple bugs by me and others. Maplesoft have brought no responses. They keep strategic silence. True merit is not afraid of criticism.


Let us consider 

restart; J := int(cos(a*x)^2/(x^2-1), x = -infinity .. infinity, CPV);

This result is not true for a=I:

eval(J, a = I);

In this case the integral under consideration diverges because of 

                            cosh(x) ^2


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