by: Maple

## Maple Calculator – now with steps!

by: Maple Calculator

I’m very pleased to announce that the Maple Calculator app now offers step-by-step solutions. Maple Calculator is a free mobile app that makes it easy to enter, solve, and visualize mathematical problems from algebra, precalculus, calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations, right on your phone.  Solution steps have been, by far, the most requested feature from Maple Calculator users, so we are pretty excited about being able to offer this functionality to our customers. With steps, students can use the app not just to check if their own work is correct, but to find the source of the problem if they made a mistake.  They can also use the steps to learn how to approach problems they are unfamiliar with.

Steps are available in Maple Calculator for a wide variety of problems, including solving equations and systems of equations, finding limits, derivatives, and integrals, and performing matrix operations such as finding inverses and eigenvalues.

(*Spoiler alert* You may also want to keep a look-out for more step-by-step solution abilities in the next Maple release.)

If you are unfamiliar with the Maple Calculator app, you can find more information and app store links on the Maple Calculator product page.  One feature in particular to note for Maple and Maple Learn users is that you can use the app to take a picture of your math and load those math expressions into Maple or Maple Learn.  It makes for a fast, accurate method for entering large expressions, so even if you aren’t interested in doing math on your phone, you still might find the app useful.

## Pythagorean Triples Ternary Tree

Maple 18

I make a maple worksheet for generating Pythagorean Triples Ternary Tree :

Around 10,000 records in the matrix currently !

You can set your desire size or export the Matrix as text ...

But yet ! I wish to understand from you better techniques If you have some suggestion ?

the mapleprimes Don't load my worksheet for preview so i put a screenshot !

Pythagoras_ternary.mw

Pythagoras_ternary_data.mw

Pythagoras_ternary_maple.mw

## New book Fourier Transforms for Chemistry

by: Maple 2020

We announce the release of a new book, of title Fourier Transforms for Chemistry, which is in the form of a Maple worksheet.  This book is freely available through Maple Application Centre, either as a Maple worksheet with no output from commands or as a .pdf file with all output and plots.

This interactive electronic book in the form of a Maple worksheet comprises six chapters containing Maple commands, plus an overview 0 as an introduction.  The chapters have content as follows.

-   1    continuous Fourier transformation

-   2    electron diffraction of a gaseous sample

-   3    xray diffraction of a crystal and a powder

-   4    microwave spectrum of a gaseous sample

-   5    infrared and Raman spectra of a liquid sample

-   6    nuclear magnetic resonance of various samples

This book will be useful in courses of physical chemistry or devoted to the determination of molecular structure by physical methods.  Some content, duly acknowledged, has been derived and adapted from other authors, with permission.

## pillow curve

Maple 13

Hi all,

Look at my pretty plot.  It is defined by

x=sin(m*t);
y=sin(n*t);

where n and m are one digit positive integers.

You can modify my worksheet with different values of n and m.

pillow_curve.mw

pillow_curve.pdf

The name of the curve may be something like Curve of Lesotho.  I saw this first in one of my father's books.

Regards,
Matt

## Document attachments using links in MaplePrimes...

by: MaplePrimes

The above doc/worksheet can be clicked and viewed.

Youtube URL is given below. This also can be clicked and viewed. Thanks to Carl Love's suggestion, I modified using the chain link in the editor.

https://youtu.be/0pDa4FWMSQo

## Dark Theme For Maple

by:

Hello Congratulations on the great product! Isn't time time Maple got a dark theme for us night owls ! Thanx

## Maple Evaluation Order Example

by: Maple 2020

The order in which expressions evaluate in Maple is something that occasionally causes even advanced users to make syntax errors.

I recently saw a single line of Maple code that provided a good example of a command not evaluating in the order the user desired.

The command in question (after calling with(plots):) was

`animate(display, [arrow(<cos(t), sin(t)>)], t = 0 .. 2*Pi)`

This resulted in the error:

Error, (in plots/arrow) invalid input: plottools:-arrow expects its 3rd argument, pv, to be of type {Vector, list, vector, complexcons, realcons}, but received 0.5000000000e-1*(cos(t)^2+sin(t)^2)^(1/2)

This error indicates that the issue in the animation is the arrow command

`arrow(<cos(t), sin(t)>)`

on its own, the above command would give the same error. However, the animate command takes values of t from 0 to 2*Pi and substitutes them in, so at first glance, you wouldn't expect the same error to occur.

What is happening is that the command

`arrow(<cos(t), sin(t)>)`

in the animate expression is evaluating fully, BEFORE the call to animate is happening. This is due to Maple's automatic simplification (since if this expression contained large expressions, or the values were calculated from other function calls, that could be simplified down, you'd want that to happen first to prevent unneeded calculation time at each step).

So the question is how do we stop it evaluating ahead of time since that isn't what we want to happen in this case?

In order to do this we can use uneval quotes (the single quotes on the keyboard - not to be confused with the backticks).

`animate(display, ['arrow'(<cos(t), sin(t)>)], t = 0 .. 2*Pi)`

By surrounding the arrow function call in the uneval quotes, the evaluation is delayed by a level, allowing the animate call to happen first so that each value of t is then substituted before the arrow command is called.

Maple_Evaluation_Order_Example.mw

## pendulum animation: decomposing a vector into...

by: Maple

Most of the time in multivariable calculus the vectors we are decomposing with respect to a given direction are attached to a specific point and this "orthogonal decomposition" should be visualized as a triplet of vectors with initial point at that given point such that the two projections sum to the original vector. Keep in mind our high school physics pendulum example where we need to evaluate both the component of the downward gravitational force along the tangential direction of motion of the pendulum for the equations of motion as well as along the perpendicular direction to the motion to evaluate the tension in the string or wire holding the pendulum mass.

We create an Explorable graphic to visualize this idea and then create an animation which requires a bit of Maple expert user knowledge to accomplish (thanks Maplesoft!). A delayed evaluation of the arrow command from the plot package is required in order to animate that arrow so that it waits for the animation command to feed it actual numerical values for the vector to be plotted.

My worksheet URL:
http://www34.homepage.villanova.edu/robert.jantzen/courses/mat2500/handouts/pendulumprojection.mw

## One more way of inverse kinematics

by:

As a continuation of the posts:
https://www.mapleprimes.com/posts/208958-Determination-Of-The-Angles-Of-The-Manipulator
https://www.mapleprimes.com/posts/209255-The-Use-Of-Manipulators-As-Multiaxis
https://www.mapleprimes.com/posts/210003-Manipulator-With-Variable-Length-Of
But this time without Draghilev's method.
Motion along straight lines can replace motion along any spatial path (with any practical precision), which means that solving the inverse problem of the manipulator's kinematics can be reduced to solving the movement along a sequential set of segments. Thus, another general method for solving the manipulator inverse problem is proposed.
An example of a three-link manipulator with 5 degrees of freedom. Its last link, like the first link, geometrically corresponds to the radius of the sphere. We calculate the coordinates of the ends of its links when passing a straight line segment. We do this in a loop for interior points of the segment using the procedure for finding real roots of polynomial systems of equations RootFinding [Isolate]. First, we “remove” two “extra” degrees of freedom by adding two equations to the system. There can be an infinite set of options for additional equations - if only they correspond to the technical capabilities of the device. In this case, two maximally easy conditions were taken: one equation corresponds to the perpendicularity of the last (third) link directly to the segment of the trajectory itself, and the second equation corresponds to the perpendicularity to the vector with coordinates <1,1,1>. As a result, we got four ways to move the manipulator for the same segment. All of these ways are selected as one of the RootFinding [Isolate] solutions (in text  jj=1,2,3,4).
In this text jj=4
without_Draghilev_method.mw

As you can see, everything is very simple, there is practically no programming and is performed exclusively by Maple procedures.

## Introducing Maple Learn (officially)

by: Maple Learn

Maple Learn is out of beta! I am pleased to announce that Maple Learn, our new online environment for teaching and learning math and solving math problems, is out of beta and is now an officially released product. Over 5000 teachers and students used Maple Learn during its public beta period, which was very helpful. Thank you to everyone who took the time to try it out and provide feedback.

We are very excited about Maple Learn, and what it can mean for math education. Educators told us that, while Maple is a great tool for doing, teaching, and learning all sorts of math, some of their students found its very power and breadth overwhelming, especially in the early years of their studies. As a result, we created Maple Learn to be a version of Maple that is specifically focused on the needs of educators and students who are teaching and learning math in high school, two year and community college, and the first two years of university.

I talked a bit about what this means in a previous post, but probably the best way to get an overview of what this means is to watch our new two minute video:  Introducing Maple Learn.

Visit Maple Learn for more information and to try it out for yourself.  A basic Maple Learn account is free, and always will be.   If you are an instructor, please note that you may be eligible for a free Maple Learn Premium account. You can apply from the web site.

There’s lots more we want to do with Maple Learn in the future, of course. Even though the beta period is over, please feel free to continue sending us your feedback and suggestions. We’ve love to hear from you!

## Maple Help needs help! Any plans in that direction...

by:

Recently I wanted to convert some integers to binary form and then make a list of the binary digits. I know I have done such things easily in the past but I forget how exactly. I spent quite a bit of time now hunting around in the Help facility looking for useful commands. I finally patched together a procedure to do that.
My point is: searching for Help is often quite difficult.

I notice however, that I can ask my android phone a question about, for example,  Frobenius reciprocity and it understands my spoken question and provides an answer (actually, many answers) instantly. It would be so nice if Maple had a better way to respond.

I can search a whole pdf document for a keyword-not as satisfactory but still better that using the help facility.

Does anyone else agree?

## An elementary problem

by: Maple

Here is a very nice (but not easy) elementary problem.
The equality
ceil(2/(2^(1/n)-1)) = floor(2*n/ln(2));

is not an identity, it does not hold for each positive integer n.
How to find such a number?

[This is a re-post, because the original vanished when trying a conversion Question-->Post]

The problem appears in the recent book:
Richard P. Stanley - Conversational Problem Solving. AMS, 2020.

The problem is related to a n-dimensional tic-tac-toe game. The first counterexample (2000) was wrong due to a multiprecision arithmetic error.
The  author of the book writes
"To my knowledge, only eight values of n are known for which the equation fails,
and it is not known whether there are infinitely many such values",

but using Maple it will be easy to find more.

A brute-force solution is problematic because the smallest counterexample is > 7*10^14.

```restart;
a := 2/(2^(1/n)-1): b := 2*n/ln(2):
asympt(b-a, n);
```

It results:  b - a → 1 (for n →oo);
So, to have a counterexample, b must be close to an integer
m ≈ 2*n/ln(2)  ==> n/m ≈ ln(2)/2

The candidates for n/m will be obviously the convergents of the continued fraction of the irrational number ln(2)/2.

```convert(ln(2)/2, confrac, 200, 'L'):
Digits:=500:
for n in numer~(L[3..]) do
if not evalf(ceil(a)=floor(b)) then printf("n=%d\n", n) fi;
od:
```

n=777451915729368
n=140894092055857794
n=1526223088619171207
n=54545811706258836911039145
n=624965662836733496131286135873807507
n=1667672249427111806462471627630318921648499
n=36465374036664559522628534720215805439659141
n=2424113537313479652351566323080535902276508627
n=123447463532804139472316739803506251988903644272
n=97841697218028095572510076719589816668243339678931971
n=5630139432241886550932967438485653485900841911029964871
n=678285039039320287244063811222441860326049085269592368999
n=312248823968901304612135523777926467950572570270886324722782642817828920779530446911
n=5126378297284476009502432193466392279080801593096986305822277185206388903158084832387
n=1868266384496708840693682923003493054768730136715216748598418855972395912786276854715767
n=726011811269636138610858097839553470902342131901683076550627061487326331082639308139922553824778693815

So, we have obtained 16 counterexamples. The question whether there are an infinity of such n's remains open.

## Damped Forced Movement with Maple

Maple 2020

With this application, the differential equation of forced systems is studied directly. It comes with embedded components and also with native Maple code. Soon I will develop this same application with MapleSim. Only for engineering students.

Damped_Forced_Movement.mw

Lenin AC

## The Physics Examples and LaTeX

by: Maple

One of the most interesting help page about the use of the Physics package is Physics,Examples. This page received some additions recently. It is also an excellent example of the File -> Export -> LaTeX capabilities under development.

Below you see the sections and subsections of this page. At the bottom, you have links to the updated PhysicsExample.mw worksheet, together with PhysicsExamples.PDF.

The PDF file has 74 pages and is obtained by going File -> Export -> LaTeX (FEL) on this worksheet to get a .tex version of it using an experimental version of Maple under development. The .tex file that results from FEL (used to get the PDF using TexShop on a Mac) has no manual editing. This illustrates new automatic line-breakingequation labels, colours, plots, and the new LaTeX translation of sophisticated mathematical physics notation used in the Physics package (command Latex in the Maplesoft Physics Updates, to be renamed as latex in the upcoming Maple release).

In brief, this LaTeX project aims at writing entire course lessons or scientific papers directly in the Maple worksheet that combines what-you-see-is-what-you-get editing capabilities with the Maple computational engine to produce mathematical results. And from there get a LaTeX version of the work in two clicks, optionally hiding all the input (View -> Show/Hide -> Input).

PS: MANY THANKS to all of you who provided so-valuable feedback on the new Latex here in Mapleprimes.

Edgardo S. Cheb-Terrab
Physics, Differential Equations and Mathematical Functions, Maplesoft

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