## dharr

Dr. David Harrington

## 5096 Reputation

19 years, 96 days
University of Victoria
Professor or university staff

## Social Networks and Content at Maplesoft.com

I am a professor of chemistry at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada, where my research areas are electrochemistry and surface science. I have been a user of Maple since about 1990.

## finite integrals with infinite integrand...

@tomleslie I had in mind here that some integrals with infinite integrands are nonetheless finite, e.g., int(ln(x),x=0..1) = -1.

Regards,

David.

## Parametric plot?...

Well if you want phiB on the x axis and qB on the y axis then use

plot([phiB1,qB,qB=0..20]);

You still specify the range for qB, not phiB1, because you have phiB1 in terms of qB. If you want to know what value of qB corresponds to a value of phiB1, then you can look at the plot or use fsolve. Your intention for phi is still unclear.

## I avoid numerical assignments...

I typically solve this problem by never assigning numerical values to variables, but using eval on a set of numerical parameters, as in the following:

Model 1

 > params:={a=1,b=2,c=1,d=3}; q:=a*b+c; r:=b+d; eval(q,params); eval(r,params);
 (1)

Model 2

 > params:={a=1,b=3,c=2,d=1}; q:=a*b^2+c; r:=b+2*d; eval(q,params); eval(r,params);
 (2)

I often put all the parameter sets at the top of the worksheet (but with different names: params1, params2 etc), so I can redo with different parameters by just changing the sets and then running the worksheet.

## Angular region...

@Carl Love Possibly. I was going by his sketch.

## Efficient list building...

@Carl Love The dynamic vector method of building lists is fastest,followed by the remember table method, but the other methods given do not give ordered lists. "entries" requires the 'indexorder' option to be ordered, but that slows it down, and there is a similar problem with the extracted remember table method.

restart:
#List building using regular table - result is not ordered
P:= proc(n)
local T,k;
for k to n do T[k]:= k end do;
[entries(T, 'nolist')]
end proc:
CodeTools:-Usage(P(2^22)):
P(5);

memory used=196.15MiB, alloc change=476.01MiB, cpu time=3.98s, real time=3.67s, gc time=624.00ms
[1, 2, 3, 5, 4]

restart:
#List building using regular table - use of indexoder option to order slows things down
P:= proc(n)
local T,k;
for k to n do T[k]:= k end do;
[entries(T, 'nolist','indexorder')]
end proc:
CodeTools:-Usage(P(2^22)):
P(5);

memory used=308.15MiB, alloc change=0.53GiB, cpu time=10.75s, real time=10.47s, gc time=670.80ms
[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

restart:
#List building using regular table - convert to list slows things down more
P:= proc(n)
local T,k;
for k to n do T[k]:= k end do;
convert(T,list)
end proc:
CodeTools:-Usage(P(2^22)):
P(5);

memory used=388.16MiB, alloc change=0.67GiB, cpu time=17.46s, real time=12.08s, gc time=7.64s
[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

restart:
#List building using remember table
P:= proc(n)
local R,k;
for k to n do R(k):= k end do;
[seq(R(k),k=1..n)];
end proc:
CodeTools:-Usage(P(2^22)):
P(5);

memory used=243.97MiB, alloc change=508.01MiB, cpu time=6.19s, real time=5.82s, gc time=826.81ms
[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

restart:
#List building using extracted remember table - not ordered
P:= proc(n)
local R,k;
for k to n do R(k):= k end do;
[seq(k,k=op(4,eval(R)))];
end proc:
CodeTools:-Usage(P(2^22)):
P(5);

memory used=211.96MiB, alloc change=492.02MiB, cpu time=4.48s, real time=4.07s, gc time=873.61ms
[1, 2, 3, 5, 4]

restart:
#List building using dynamic vector
P:= proc(n)
local R:=Vector(),k;
for k to n do R(k):= k end do;
[seq(k, k= R)]
end proc:
CodeTools:-Usage(P(2^22)):
P(5);

memory used=174.03MiB, alloc change=82.03MiB, cpu time=3.34s, real time=3.21s, gc time=421.20ms
[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

## Need an approximate solution...

I have had success in the past with providing an approximate solution. Something like 'approxsoln' = [F(eta) = 1+eta-(1/6)*eta^2, G(eta) = 0, H(eta) = 1-(1/3)*eta]. Presumably you know something about what the solution looks like roughly. Particularly there is not much information about G, only that it is zero at both boundaries.

## Coloured contours...

It's not really an answer, but I do this with a coloured 3-D contour plot where I specify the exact contours I want and then colour the plot according to height using shading =zhue. For example

plot3d(S(X, Y), X = 0 .. X3, Y = 0 .. 1, axes = boxed, orientation = [-90, 0], scaling = constrained, style = surfacecontour, contours = [seq(i/(10.)+0.5e-1, i = 0 .. 9)], shading = zhue, thickness = 3, tickmarks = [6, 4, 3], labels = ["", "", ""], grid = [150, 50]);

You can then have a colour key using

plot3d(X, X = 0 .. 1, Y = 0 .. .2, axes = boxed, orientation = [-90, 0], scaling = constrained, thickness = 2, font = [Times, normal, 20], style = surfacecontour, shading = zhue,thickness=2, tickmarks = [0, 0, 0], labels = [" ", " ", " "],contours=[seq(0.1*i+0.05,i=0..9)]);

## syntax problems...

I can't see the right-hand side of your screen, but two problems come to mind. To define a1 as a function, you need a1:=(r,theta)->sum( etc And for plotting a function you need either plot(a1,0..infinity,0..Pi/2) or plot(a1(r,theta),r=0..infinity,theta=0..Pi/2)

## the worksheet...

I didn't save yesterday, but did it again, with a smaller number of solutions this time (263), though I believe I entered the equations identically. Many of the solutions have many variables zero, so there is a lot of structure here.

## the worksheet...

I didn't save yesterday, but did it again, with a smaller number of solutions this time (263), though I believe I entered the equations identically. Many of the solutions have many variables zero, so there is a lot of structure here.

## changing source...

I found this also. Specifically after entering with the maple button, the code previewed with an image (but not well). When I made the post, the image wasn't there. Looking at the source showed the text had been moved out of the maple tags and put after the closing one. I moved it back in source mode, but it ended up outside again. This behavior was different I think from a few days earlier. Definitely strange.

David

## contourplot...

I see the half plane for x less than 1/2 as red, which is as it should be, since the function is -1 there. For x greater than 1/2 and y negative the function is x*y which is negative and again red. For x greater than 1/2 and y positive, the function is x*y which is now positive and shows yellow. This all seems right to me, and is a little clearer if you try contourplot3d(f(x,y),x=0..1,y=-1..1,contours=[0],filled=true,axes=boxed); and rotate around until you see the 2-D view. As for your first question, I am not so sure... David.

## substituting derivatives...

I did play about with some ways to work with the derivatives (mainly using D) without success; but turning them into derivatives later is a workable solution

## substituting derivatives...

I did play about with some ways to work with the derivatives (mainly using D) without success; but turning them into derivatives later is a workable solution

## LaTeX for Journal submission...

Others have addressed the need Sci. Workplace, especially for LaTeX. Sci Workplace has meant I can produce LaTeX without knowing (much) LaTeX. I could live with some other way of producing nice documents (MathML for example) but the bottom line is I submit papers with math to Journals that can directly typeset from the LaTeX. I use Sci Wrkplace for quickly making notes to myself or for my classes, and use it for simple math to help me make those notes. But for any significant math, I use Maple. Maple is a better math tool, SciWorkplace is a better document production tool.
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