## 276 Reputation

17 years, 251 days

## Where are favorites stored...

Maple

I have a document with quite a few symbols saved to my favorites palette. When I close the file and then reopoen it the Favorites Palette has not changed-the symbols are right where I want them. However, if I open the file with another computer the Favorites Palette is empty! What is happening?  (The document is stored in Dropbox and both computers are Macs running Maple 2023.)

## What recursion?...

Maple

I  had to deal with a long number x =  521...773 that i wanted to break up into 3 digit segments. I converted x to a string and got y="521...773". Then I used String Tools to LengthSplit y and got a sequence z="521", ..."773". So far so good. Next I tried to extract the 3 digit segments and tried
convert(z[1],integer) but that led to

Error, (in anonymous procedure called from depends) too many levels of recursion

Very mysterious. The command convert("521",name)  gave me the symbol 521, not the number.
I eventually stumbled across parse("521") and that gave me what I wanted,namely the integer 521. I looked at the Help page for parse but decided I did not want to delve into that bit of arcane knowledge.

I also tried several times to write little procedures to strip off the double quotes but was unsuccessful.

I am sure there is a more obvious way to go about this. Any suggestions?

## Why is pdsolve a module? How do I deriva...

Maple

restart;
Here is my pde and a procedure that plots the solution.
K1:=proc(g)
uses PDEtools,plots:
local pde, ic,ans;
pde:=-4*x*diff(f(u,x),u,x)+4*diff(f(u,x),u)=x^4*diff(f(u,x),x,x)+x^3*diff(f(u,x),x)+8*x^2*f(u,x)*(1-f(u,x)^2);
ic:={f(u,0) = 1, f(u,1) = 0,f(0,x)=g};
ans:=pdsolve(pde,ic,numeric,compile=true,time=u,range=0..1,'spacestep'=0.005);
ans:-plot(u=3)
end proc:
K1(1+x^2-2*x^3);

It works just fine; I get a plot of f(u,x) for u =3.  (Note that unlike dsolve there is no complaint about the global variable g in the initial conditions.)
Now I want to see a plot of diff(f(u,x) for u=3.
K2:=proc(g)
uses PDEtools,plots:
local pde, ic,ans;
pde:=-4*x*diff(f(u,x),u,x)+4*diff(f(u,x),u)=x^4*diff(f(u,x),x,x)+x^3*diff(f(u,x),x)+8*x^2*f(u,x)*(1-f(u,x)^2);
ic:={f(u,0) = 1, f(u,1) = 0,f(0,x)=g};
ans:=pdsolve(pde,ic,numeric,compile=true,time=u,range=0..1,'spacestep'=0.005);
ans:-plot([diff(f(u,x),x,u),color=cyan],u=3)
end proc:
K2(1+x^2-2*x^3);

That does not work.

I try to introduce a new variable h(u,x) = diff(f(u,x),x) so that I can plot h(u,x).
K3:=proc(g)
uses PDEtools,plots:
local pde, ic,ans;
pde:={h(u,x)=diff(f(u,x),x),
-4*x*diff(h(u,x),u)+4*diff(f(u,x),u)=x^4*diff(h(u,x),x)+x^3*h(u,x)+8*x^2*f(u,x)*(1-f(u,x)^2)};
ic:={f(u,0) = 1,f(u,1) = 0,f(0,x)=g};
ans:=pdsolve(pde,ic,numeric,compile=true,time=u,range=0..1,'spacestep'=0.005);
ans:-plot(h(u,x),u=3)
end proc:

K3(1-x^2);
Error, (in pdsolve/numeric/par_hyp) Incorrect number of initial conditions, expected 2, got 1

I have no idea what Maple is referring to; there are 3 initial conditions, not 1 or 2.

Anybody know what is going on? Any idea how to get what I need?

One more comment. I have never knowingly used a module in all the years I have been using and teaching Maple. I am sure there are good reasons for the construct but I think it would be difficult to teach. For ode's the result of dsolve is a procedure and it is relatively easy to teach because procedures are the bread and butter of using Maple. Why does pdsolve return a module?  I spent a good deal of time figuring out the use of pdsolve and would not like to force my students to do the same. I get them up to speed solving ode's using dsolve and DETools in a one hour lab. I wonder how much time it would take to do pdsolve.

## Bug in Maple 2019 fixed in 2020...

Maple 2020

Beware!

In Maple 2019 we get the strange value

cos((Pi/2) -1e-12);
-10
-2.051033808 10

In Maple 2020 we get the correct answer

cos(Pi/2-1e-12);
-13
9.999999999996916397514419 10

That error in Maple 2019 certainly messed up quite a few of my calcualtions!

## Where is the error in evalf or do?...

Maple

I want to compute a function W for certain values of x < π/2. W is a ratio of 2 positive values -they are squares-computed using dsolve and that ratio seems to be negative when evalf is applied to the answer.!!!  The true answer (without the evalf) are positive. Also, applying evalf to the correct answers does not produce those silly negative answers. Any suggestions? I would prefer uplaod my file but do not know how>

Here is the file:

This worksheet has a system of ode's ( a second order and a first order), a power series solution near 0 to use for inital conditions, and a function W of the vairables that I want to compute for certain values of x < π/2. W is a ratio of 2 positive values and that ratio seems to be negative when evalf is applied to the answer.!!! The true answer (without the evalf) are positive. Also, applying evalf to the correct answers does not produce those silly negative answers.

• >  restart;

• >  alias(B=b(x));alias(Bp=diff(b(x),x));alias(f=F(x));alias(fp=diff(F (x),x));alias(fpp=diff(F(x),x,x));

B B, Bp

B, Bp, f B, Bp, f, fp

B, Bp, f, fp, fpp

• >  eq1 := sin(x)*(1+B*cos(x)^2)*fpp-(2*((f^2-2*B)*cos(x)^2-f^2+3*B* (1/2)-1))*cos(x)*fp+2*sin(x)*((f^2-3*B*(1/2))*cos(x)^2-f^2+(1/2)* B-1/2)*f = 0;eq2 := (-B*cos(x)^6+(B-1)*cos(x)^4+cos(x)^2)*fp^2+2*f* cos(x)*sin(x)*(cos(x)-1)*(cos(x)+1)*(1+B*cos(x)^2)*fp+cos(x)*sin(x) *Bp+B*cos(x)^6*f^2-(2*(B-1/2))*f^2*cos(x)^4+B*cos(x)^2*f^2-f^2+B = 0;

eq1 sinx 1 Bcosx2fpp 2 f2 2Bcosx2 f2 3B 1cosxfp 2

2sinx f2 3B cosx2 f2 B 1 f=0 222

eq2 Bcos x 6 B 1 cos x 4 cos x 2 fp2 2fcos x sin x cos x
1 cosx 1 1 Bcosx2 fp cosx sinx Bp Bcosx6f2 2 B

1 2

(1)

f2cos x 4 Bcos x 2f2 f2 B=0 > f2p:=solve(eq1,fpp);

f2p

(2)

(3)

1 2sin x f3cos x 2 sin x 1 Bcos x 2

2cos x 3fpf2
3sinx fBcosx2 4cosx3fpB 2sinx f3 2cosx fpf2 sinx fB

3cosx fpB sinx f 2cosx fp

• >  fs:=x^8*(127/604800*C+653/17010*(C^5)+2/81*(C^7)+773/1020600*(C^3)) +x^6*(17/5670*(C^3)-4/81*(C^5)+31/15120*C)+x^4*((1/9)*C^3+7/360*C)+ (1/6)*x^2*C+C:

• >  Bs:=x^6*(20/189*(C^4)+4/315*(C^2))+4*x^4*C^2*(1/45)+2*x^2*C^2*(1/3) :

• >  Digits:=15:

• >  ic:=(c)->{F(1e-5)=subs([x=1e-5,C=c],fs),D(F)(1e-5)=subs([x=1e-5,C= c],diff(fs,x)),b(1e-5)=subs([x=1e-5,C=c],Bs)}:

> nans:=dsolve({eq1,eq2} union ic(c),{f,B},numeric,stiff=true,

(4)

> parameters=[c]);

nans proc x_rosenbrock ... end proc

(4)

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> W:=fp^2*cos(x)/f^2;

W fp2 cos x f2

> Wp:=simplify(subs(fpp=f2p,diff(W,x)));

cosxsinx 1 Bcosx2fp2 f27Bcosx4 f25B3cosx2fpcosxf2

1

1
Wp f3sin x 1 Bcos x 2 4fp 2 f 4

444

3B cosx2 f2 B 1 f2sinx 222

• >  k:='k': for k from 4 to 5 do nans(parameters=[k]); evalf(eval([W, Wp], nans(Pi/2-1e-10)),5); end do;

c = 4.
482.73, 1.3965 10
8

c = 5.
5.6838 10
6, 1.4948 1013

• >  k:='k': for k from 4 to 5 do nans(parameters=[k]); eval([W,Wp],

nans(Pi/2-1e-10)); end do;

c = 4. 0.0131412243081803, 1.31416436948280 108

c = 5.
154.729383663460, 1.54702786932958 10
12

• >  evalf([0.0131412243081803, -1.31416436948280*10^8],5);

0.013141, 1.3142 108

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