# Question:trouble with coeff

## Question:trouble with coeff

Maple 2015

hi, i am trying to get a list of equations using the coeff function. I have the following equation:

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Lambda:=-(1/8)*(D[4](a))(x, y, t, u(x, y, t), diff(u(x, y, t), x), diff(u(x, y, t), y), diff(u(x, y, t), t), diff(u(x, y, t), x, x), diff(u(x, y, t), y, x), diff(u(x, y, t), x, t), diff(u(x, y, t), y, t), diff(u(x, y, t), t, t))*(diff(u(x, y, t), x))-(1/8)*(D[6](a))(x, y, t, u(x, y, t), diff(u(x, y, t), x), diff(u(x, y, t), y), diff(u(x, y, t), t), diff(u(x, y, t), x, x), diff(u(x, y, t), y, x), diff(u(x, y, t), x, t), diff(u(x, y, t), y, t), diff(u(x, y, t), t, t))*(diff(u(x, y, t), y, x))-(1/8)*(D[7](a))(x, y, t, u(x, y, t), diff(u(x, y, t), x), diff(u(x, y, t), y), diff(u(x, y, t), t), diff(u(x, y, t), x, x), diff(u(x, y, t), y, x), diff(u(x, y, t), x, t), diff(u(x, y, t), y, t), diff(u(x, y, t), t, t))*(diff(u(x, y, t), x, t))-(1/8)*(D[5](a))(x, y, t, u(x, y, t), diff(u(x, y, t), x), diff(u(x, y, t), y), diff(u(x, y, t), t), diff(u(x, y, t), x, x), diff(u(x, y, t), y, x), diff(u(x, y, t), x, t), diff(u(x, y, t), y, t), diff(u(x, y, t), t, t))*(diff(u(x, y, t), x, x))-(1/8)*(D[12](a))(x, y, t, u(x, y, t), diff(u(x, y, t), x), diff(u(x, y, t), y), diff(u(x, y, t), t), diff(u(x, y, t), x, x), diff(u(x, y, t), y, x), diff(u(x, y, t), x, t), diff(u(x, y, t), y, t), diff(u(x, y, t), t, t))*(diff(u(x, y, t), x, t, t))-(1/8)*(D[10](a))(x, y, t, u(x, y, t), diff(u(x, y, t), x), diff(u(x, y, t), y), diff(u(x, y, t), t), diff(u(x, y, t), x, x), diff(u(x, y, t), y, x), diff(u(x, y, t), x, t), diff(u(x, y, t), y, t), diff(u(x, y, t), t, t))*(diff(u(x, y, t), x, x, t))-(1/8)*(D[11](a))(x, y, t, u(x, y, t), diff(u(x, y, t), x), diff(u(x, y, t), y), diff(u(x, y, t), t), diff(u(x, y, t), x, x), diff(u(x, y, t), y, x), diff(u(x, y, t), x, t), diff(u(x, y, t), y, t), diff(u(x, y, t), t, t))*(diff(u(x, y, t), y, x, t))-(1/8)*(D[9](a))(x, y, t, u(x, y, t), diff(u(x, y, t), x), diff(u(x, y, t), y), diff(u(x, y, t), t), diff(u(x, y, t), x, x), diff(u(x, y, t), y, x), diff(u(x, y, t), x, t), diff(u(x, y, t), y, t), diff(u(x, y, t), t, t))*(diff(u(x, y, t), y, x, x))+(1/8*(-3*(D[8](a))(x, y, t, u(x, y, t), diff(u(x, y, t), x), diff(u(x, y, t), y), diff(u(x, y, t), t), diff(u(x, y, t), x, x), diff(u(x, y, t), y, x), diff(u(x, y, t), x, t), diff(u(x, y, t), y, t), diff(u(x, y, t), t, t))-4))*(diff(u(x, y, t), x, x, x))-(1/8)*(D[1](a))(x, y, t, u(x, y, t), diff(u(x, y, t), x), diff(u(x, y, t), y), diff(u(x, y, t), t), diff(u(x, y, t), x, x), diff(u(x, y, t), y, x), diff(u(x, y, t), x, t), diff(u(x, y, t), y, t), diff(u(x, y, t), t, t))+(1/4)*(D[8](a))(x, y, t, u(x, y, t), diff(u(x, y, t), x), diff(u(x, y, t), y), diff(u(x, y, t), t), diff(u(x, y, t), x, x), diff(u(x, y, t), y, x), diff(u(x, y, t), x, t), diff(u(x, y, t), y, t), diff(u(x, y, t), t, t))*(diff(u(x, y, t), x, x, x));

Now I am trying to get the coefficients of the derivatives of u(x,y,t). So by hand I have done the calculation of taking the coeffient of diff(u(x,y,t),x,x,x) and setting this equal to zero, and then the coefficient of diff(u(x,y,t),x,x,t) and so on. However when I use the coeff function, it will only allow me to compute the coeff of diff(u(x,y,t),x,x,x) and others of third order. However it will not let me use the deriviateves of u of second and first order.

coeff(Lambda,diff(u(x,y,t),x));

this will not work but

coeff(Lambda,diff(u(x,y,t),x,x,x));

will work.

Any help would be great thanks.

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