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As Maple is not equipped to handle numerical solutions of elliptic PDEs, can anyone help top solve PDEs by finite differences or any other numerical solver?


Can't figure out what code makes this simplification.
If this simplification works, it will be a part of a larger simplication procedure ( if it not conflicts hopefully) 

I was trying to find out why my solution was not validating for this ode. It turned out because I was using solve instead of PDEtools:-Solve. It took me sometime to find this.

This made huge difference on odetest to verify the solution.

This is very simple ode. We just need to integrate once. But first we have to solve for y'(x). 

And here comes the difference. When I used solve to solve for y'(x), odetest did not verify the solution.

When using PDEtools:-Solve, it did.

The difference is how each returned the solution for y'(x). Both have RootOf but written differently and this made the difference.

1) Why solutions are written differently? 

2) Is this to be expected? I have thought Solve uses same engine as solve below the cover.

3) is it possible to make solve give the same form as Solve or change to that form?

I am now changing more of my code to use PDEtools:-Solve because of this.



`Standard Worksheet Interface, Maple 2024.0, Windows 10, March 01 2024 Build ID 1794891`


`The "Physics Updates" version in the MapleCloud is 1757. The version installed in this computer is 1756 created 2024, June 5, 19:39 hours Pacific Time, found in the directory C:\Users\Owner\maple\toolbox\2024\Physics Updates\lib\`

Using solve





x-ln(diff(y(x), x))-sin(diff(y(x), x)) = 0


mysol:= y(x) = Int(RHS,x)+c__1;

y(x) = Int(RootOf(_Z-exp(-sin(_Z)+x)), x)+c__1



using PDEtools:-Solve (now it verifies) with no extra effort





x-ln(diff(y(x), x))-sin(diff(y(x), x)) = 0


mysol:= y(x) = Int(RHS,x)+c__1;

y(x) = Int(RootOf(-x+ln(_Z)+sin(_Z)), x)+c__1





Download PDEtools_Solve_vs_solve_june_8_2024.mw



Here is a counter example. Where now it is the other way around.

Using solve makes odetest happy, but when using PDEtools:-Solve odetest does not verify the solution.  Same exact ODE.   




`Standard Worksheet Interface, Maple 2024.0, Windows 10, March 01 2024 Build ID 1794891`


`The "Physics Updates" version in the MapleCloud is 1757 and is the same as the version installed in this computer, created 2024, June 6, 14:53 hours Pacific Time.`

Example, using solve works


ode:=exp(diff(y(x), x) - y(x)) - diff(y(x), x)^2 + 1 = 0;

exp(diff(y(x), x)-y(x))-(diff(y(x), x))^2+1 = 0

Warning, solutions may have been lost



Intat(1/RootOf(-exp(_Z-_a)+_Z^2-1), _a = y(x)) = x+c__1


Example, using PDEtools:-Solve fails


ode:=exp(diff(y(x), x) - y(x)) - diff(y(x), x)^2 + 1 = 0;

exp(diff(y(x), x)-y(x))-(diff(y(x), x))^2+1 = 0



Intat(1/RootOf(_Z^2*exp(_a)-exp(_Z)-exp(_a)), _a = y(x)) = x+c__1




Download PDEtools_Solve_vs_solve_june_9_2024.mw

So now I have no idea which to use. Sometimes solve works and sometimes Solve works. I  guess I have to now solve the ode both ways each time and see which works.


This is an extremely common situation; either some moderator displaced or deleted the question, or the OP deleted himself (herself).
Whatever the reason, it's always extremely upsetting to be confronted with this situation, which shows how rude, to put it mildly, some people can be.

Initial question (this day, about 2 hours ago)


Dear all

I have a data, how can I study this data using N-soft set : Normalized the data, membership function, analyse the risk, ..... compute the risk, interpret the results



Thank you for your help

Maybe someone get the code working ?


# Example 1: Vector Field and Visualization
V := [x, y, z]:
print("Vector Field V:", V):
fieldplot3d([V[1], V[2], V[3]], x = -2..2, y = -2..2, z = -2..2, arrows = slim, title = "Vector Field in 3D"):

# Example 2: Tangent Vector to a Curve
curve := [cos(t), sin(t), t]:
print("Curve:", curve):
tangent := diff(curve, t):
print("Tangent Vector:", tangent):
plot3d([cos(t), sin(t), t], t = 0..2*Pi, labels = [x, y, z], title = "Curve in 3D"):

# Example 3: Curvature of a Surface
u := 'u': v := 'v':
surface := [u, v, u^2 - v^2]:
print("Surface:", surface):

# Compute the first fundamental form
ru := [diff(surface[1], u), diff(surface[2], u), diff(surface[3], u)]:
rv := [diff(surface[1], v), diff(surface[2], v), diff(surface[3], v)]:
E := ru[1]^2 + ru[2]^2 + ru[3]^2:
F := ru[1]*rv[1] + ru[2]*rv[2] + ru[3]*rv[3]:
G := rv[1]^2 + rv[2]^2 + rv[3]^2:
firstFundamentalForm := Matrix([[E, F], [F, G]]):
print("First Fundamental Form:", firstFundamentalForm):

# Compute the second fundamental form
ruu := [diff(surface[1], u, u), diff(surface[2], u, u), diff(surface[3], u, u)]:
ruv := [diff(surface[1], u, v), diff(surface[2], u, v), diff(surface[3], u, v)]:
rvv := [diff(surface[1], v, v), diff(surface[2], v, v), diff(surface[3], v, v)]:
normal := CrossProduct(ru, rv):
normal := eval(normal / sqrt(normal[1]^2 + normal[2]^2 + normal[3]^2)):
L := ruu[1]*normal[1] + ruu[2]*normal[2] + ruu[3]*normal[3]:
M := ruv[1]*normal[1] + ruv[2]*normal[2] + ruv[3]*normal[3]:
N := rvv[1]*normal[1] + rvv[2]*normal[2] + rvv[3]*normal[3]:
secondFundamentalForm := Matrix([[L, M], [M, N]]):
print("Second Fundamental Form:", secondFundamentalForm):

# Compute the Christoffel symbols
# Ensure DifferentialGeometry package is loaded
DGsetup([u, v], N):
Gamma := Christoffel(firstFundamentalForm):
print("Christoffel Symbols:", Gamma):

# Visualize the surface
plot3d([u, v, u^2 - v^2], u = -2..2, v = -2..2, labels = [u, v, z], title = "Saddle Surface in 3D"):


Simple question. I hope it has simple answer. I have always thought that what int() returns should match exactly what "default" result shows when using int() with the option _RETURNVERBOSE 

I mean exact match. But this below shows that int() result underwent some simplification as it is not the same as default.


integrand:=sin(x)/(sin(x) + 1);
maple_result_1 :=int(integrand,x);
maple_result_2 := int(integrand,x,'method'=':-_RETURNVERBOSE')[1]

Ofcourse maple_result_2 can be made the same as maple_result_1

simplify(rhs(maple_result_2)) assuming 0<x and x<Pi;

But this is beside the point. Why is "default" is not excatly the same as int() result?  It seems that int() does something more after obtaining the :"default" result as shown.

Should default not match exactly result from int() ?

Maple 2024.


I put together the attached worksheet to help me determine the cheapest way to buy "refreshments" for a party by comparing price and volume of different bottle size options.  The spreadsheet works fine as is.  However, when I right click on the output of line (14) and format pct_difference as percent with 2 decimal places and execute the worksheet, Maple hangs on that line and progresses no further.  This doesn't happen in Maple 2018 but the problem does show up in Maple 2024.  Suggestions please?


This is still a  starting procedure and let's see what can be added?

# Define the procedure to draw a cylinder along the x-axis and a specifically positioned plane
CylinderAndPlane := proc(r, h, alpha_deg, beta_deg, P, axis_length)
    local alpha, beta, cylinder, plane, pointPlot, display, nx, ny, nz, px, py, pz, annotations, plane_type, titleStr, grafiek;  # Added: titleStr
    uses plots, LinearAlgebra;  
    # Convert angles from degrees to radians
    alpha := alpha_deg * Pi / 180;
    beta := beta_deg * Pi / 180;

    # Determine the normal vector based on angles
    nx := cos(alpha) * sin(beta);
    ny := sin(alpha) * sin(beta);
    nz := cos(beta);

    # Point P is directly used as given coordinates
    px, py, pz := op(P);

    # Cylinder along the x-axis
    cylinder := plots:-implicitplot3d(y^2 + z^2 = r^2, x = 0 .. h, y = -r .. r, z = -r .. r, style = surface, color = "LightBlue", transparency = 0.5);

    # Determine the type of plane based on angles alpha and beta
    if beta_deg = 90 then
        plane_type := "yz";
        plane := plots:-implicitplot3d(x = px, x = px - 10 .. px + 10, y = -axis_length .. axis_length, z = -axis_length .. axis_length, style = surface, color = "Yellow", transparency = 0.5);
    elif alpha_deg = 90 and beta_deg = 0 then
        plane_type := "xz";
        plane := plots:-implicitplot3d(y = py, x = -axis_length .. axis_length, y = py - 10 .. py + 10, z = -axis_length .. axis_length, style = surface, color = "Green", transparency = 0.5);
    elif beta_deg = 0 then
        plane_type := "xy";
        plane := plots:-implicitplot3d(z = pz, x = -axis_length .. axis_length, y = -axis_length .. axis_length, z = pz - 10 .. pz + 10, style = surface, color = "Blue", transparency = 0.5);
        plane_type := "arbitrary";
        plane := plots:-implicitplot3d(nx * (x - px) + ny * (y - py) + nz * (z - pz) = 0, x = -axis_length .. axis_length, y = -axis_length .. axis_length, z = -axis_length .. axis_length, style = surface, color =            "Red", transparency = 0.7);
    end if;

    # Mark point P
    pointPlot := plots:-pointplot3d([px, py, pz], symbol = solidcircle, symbolsize = 10, color = "Red");

    # Create dynamic title - New
    titleStr := cat("Plane: ", plane_type, "\nAlpha: ", sprintf("%.2f", alpha_deg), " deg\nBeta: ", sprintf("%.2f", beta_deg), " deg\nPoint: [", sprintf("%.2f", P[1]), ", ", sprintf("%.2f", P[2]), ", ", sprintf("%.2f", P[3]), "]");

    # Display everything together - Modified: titleStr added in the display function
    grafiek := plots:-display(cylinder, plane, pointPlot, axes = normal, scaling = constrained, labels = ["x", "y", "z"], title = titleStr);

    return grafiek;
end proc:

# Example call to the procedure with coordinates of P and setting the axis length
# Alpha and Beta are now angles in degrees, P is a list of coordinates, axis_length is the length of the coordinate axes
CylinderAndPlane(15, 50, 0, 90, [15, 5, 5], 30);  # For yz-plane
#CylinderAndPlane(5, 15, 90, 0, [5, 5, 5], 10);  # For xz-plane
#CylinderAndPlane(5, 15, 0, 0, [5, 5, 5], 10);   # For xy-plane
#CylinderAndPlane(5, 55, 45, 45, [5, 5, 5], 10); # For arbitrary plane



Download maple_primes_-doorsnijdingsvlak_solids_procedureDEF.mw

I am stuck this command works seemlessly in Maple:

ThermophysicalData:-CoolProp:-Property(D, T = 20*Unit('degC'), P = 760*Unit('mmHg'), water)

but it does not work in Maple Flow. Does anyone knows why? Thank you so much for your help in the matter.

Hello :) 

I have a math problem, where I first need to use Linear regression to find the equation based on a set of data. I did that, no problem. 

However, in the next part of the problem I need to check if the residuals are under "normal distribution". Usually, I check if a dataset is normally distributed via "QQ-plot", and there will be no problems. But this time, because I need to check the residuals, I need to use the "residualQQplot(data,LinReg)" command to make it happen. But when I read the mean-value, mu, it says "-0," and nothing else? I know it should be "-3,2752*10^-15. 

The standard deviation is correct.

How do I fix this, so the residualQQplot shows me the right result? 

I have attached the worksheet here. worksheet_-_linear_reg_and_residuals_for_normal_distribution.mw

Thank you! 

I can't understand this behavior. Any idea why it happens?

Solve is able to solve equation   f(y)=x+A for y, but can't solve   f(y)=x for y.

This is unexpected for me. I do not see why it can solve it when RHS is x+A but not when RHS is just x.




`Standard Worksheet Interface, Maple 2024.0, Windows 10, March 01 2024 Build ID 1794891`


`The "Physics Updates" version in the MapleCloud is 1745. The version installed in this computer is 1744 created 2024, April 17, 19:33 hours Pacific Time, found in the directory C:\Users\Owner\maple\toolbox\2024\Physics Updates\lib\`




(sin(y)+1)^(1/2)*(-2*sin(y)+2)^(1/2)*(-sin(y))^(1/2)*EllipticF((sin(y)+1)^(1/2), (1/2)*2^(1/2))/(cos(y)*sin(y)^(1/2))

Warning, solutions may have been lost

{%}; #to eliminate duplicates

(sin(y)+1)^(1/2)*(-2*sin(y)+2)^(1/2)*(-sin(y))^(1/2)*EllipticF((sin(y)+1)^(1/2), (1/2)*2^(1/2))/(cos(y)*sin(y)^(1/2))

{arctan(JacobiSN(((1/2)*I)*2^(1/2)*(x+b), (1/2)*2^(1/2))^2-1, -(1/2)*JacobiSN(((1/2)*I)*2^(1/2)*(x+b), (1/2)*2^(1/2))*(4-2*JacobiSN(((1/2)*I)*2^(1/2)*(x+b), (1/2)*2^(1/2))^2)^(1/2)*2^(1/2)), arctan(JacobiSN(((1/2)*I)*2^(1/2)*(x+b), (1/2)*2^(1/2))^2-1, (1/2)*JacobiSN(((1/2)*I)*2^(1/2)*(x+b), (1/2)*2^(1/2))*(4-2*JacobiSN(((1/2)*I)*2^(1/2)*(x+b), (1/2)*2^(1/2))^2)^(1/2)*2^(1/2))}


I can trick it to solve  f(y)=x for y  by asking it to solve f(y)=x+A for y and then set A=0 in the solution. But one should not have to do this. Is this a bug or Am I missing something?

Download why_solve_when_adding_term_only_may_22_2024.mw

I have a Prime Version Abo. On my iPhone works everyrhing fine. But on IPad there is a Limit of 5 step by step solutions. Same AppleID. What's the Problem?


I'm trying out the 2024 version of Maple and I'm getting the following warning message:

Warning, not a built-in function (`rtable_alias`)

which I didn´t get for the 2023 version. I have no clue where it is coming from since it happens even when I start a new worksheet:



I've also attached print outs of the same worksheets (from Maple help examples and from Maple Portal), one using Maple 2023 version and the other one using Maple 2024 version so youcould see the warning and some other problems.

I really appreciate if someone would have an idea of what is going on here. Thanks very much in advance.





Multiplaction "dot" in Maple 2022 is way too small - causes errors.

e.g. two variables multiplied s*m ends up being sm a new variable as I cannot really see that there is a missing multiplication operator between the variables. This causes huge unnecessary errors.

Maple 9.x e.g had nice clear and big operators and this kind of error was avoided.

How can I undo this unfortunate regression in Maple 2022 to increase the size of multiplication operator and other operators, so that they actually becom visible and not just a little dot almost a pixel in size.

If I was a falcon (20x20)^infinity then this would have been ok, but I am not, I am human.

So how do I change this unfortunate regression so that these errors can be avoided.?

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