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In the creation of package wrapping some procedures, may you tell me the differences between using a table or a module so as to wrap the procedures ?

In my case, it seems to me that table is more convenient since I can create with table packages while keeping my program with a structure of section, subsection, ...

But, I'm a beginner in the use of packages. Consequently, I'm very interested in your opinions on this question.

Thanks a lot for your help


In a mechanical model, I would like to use the letter Psi. However, when I use it, i have a small issue with some index which disappear.

Here the code I put at the beginning of my worksheet to be able to use the Psi letter

constants:= ({constants} minus {Psi})[]:
`evalf/Psi`:= proc() end proc:
`evalf/constant/Psi`:= proc() end proc:

With the following code,


I obtain the following result:


The index with Psi has disappear.

However, if i use the code:


I obtain the following result:

There is no problem of index with PSI.

Do you have a idea why the index has disappeared ? How can I do to use the Psi letter with a index ?

PS: the code associated attached here:

Thank you for your help


I would like to symbolically determine the rank of a jacobian matrix. In the help, I have seen that the Rank function of the LinearAlgebra can be used for this purpose. However, when I use this function, the function doesn't allow to find the different singularities that can occur on my jacobian matrix.

Here a exemple of a jacobian matrix that I obtain on a slidercrank mechanism:

Phi := Matrix(2, 3, {(1, 1) = -l1*sin(theta(t)), (1, 2) = -1, (1, 3) = l2*cos(beta(t)), (2, 1) = l1*cos(theta(t)), (2, 2) = 0, (2, 3) = l2*sin(beta(t))})

The rank of this jaobian (Phi) gives 2 whatever the values of theta(t) and beta(t). However, if the values of  theta(t) and beta(t) are :theta(t)=Pi/2,beta(t)=0. The rank shouldn't be 2 but 1.

Is a way to obtain the symbolic calculation of the rank of a jacobian matrix which can distinguish different cases following the values of the parameters ? In others words, my dream will be to have a Rank function (or another algorithm) which can gives :
the rank is 2 if theta(t) different of Pi/2 [Pi] and beta(t)=0 [Pi] 
and otherwise 1 if ...
and perhaps 0 if ...

Thanks a lot for your help.

I let a piece of code with an example of calculation of the rank


I look for a maple function / or a piece of code which enable to do repeated substitutions. In other words, repeat substitutions until there is no more possible substitution.

How can I do to make repeated substitutions ?

Here a example I would like to solve with maple

Equation on which I would like to conduct variables changements: 

eq := sin(psi[1](t)+gamma0(t))*cf+sin(gamma0(t)+theta[1](t)+psi[1](t))*mf-sin(gamma0(t))*hf-cos(gamma0(t))*lf+xp[1](t) = sin(psi[2](t)+gamma0(t))*cf+sin(gamma0(t)+theta[2](t)+psi[2](t))*mf-sin(gamma0(t))*hf-cos(gamma0(t))*lf+xp[2](t)

Definition of variables changement :

ChgtVariables:=psi[1](t)=Psi[1](t) - theta[1](t) + gamma[1](t),psi[2](t)=Psi[2](t) - theta[2](t) + gamma[2](t);psi[3](t)=Psi[3](t) - theta[3](t) + gamma[3](t),psi[4](t)=Psi[4](t) - theta[4](t) + gamma[4](t),theta[1](t)=Theta[1](t)+gamma[1](t),theta[2](t)=Theta[2](t)+gamma[2](t),theta[3](t)=Theta[3](t)+gamma[3](t),theta[4](t)=Theta[4](t)+gamma[4](t);

Application of subs function:


The problem is that only one step of substitutions is conducted.

Here the expected result :

(sin(theta[1](t))-theta[2](t))*cf - (sin(gamma[1](t)-sin(gamma[2](t)))*mf  + xp[2](t) - xp[1](t) = 0

Thanks a lot for your hemp


I try to simplify a system of 6 trigonometric equations and then to extract the 3 first equations.

When I conduct my calculations, It seems that that I have some troubles with some index.

There is a term with "table" which is not evaluated.

Do you have ideas why the last equations in my code have a table inside and consequently can not be evaluated?

I attached my code

Thank you for your help.



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