## 160 Reputation

7 years, 314 days

## Having Trouble with Factorial inequality...

Maple 2017

I am trying to solve a factorial inequality.

solve(1/(n+1)! * exp(0.1)<=0.00001)

I get no result and a warning, "some solutions may have been lost".

Also same problem with the simpler inequality

solve(1/(n+1)! <=0.00001)

Wolfram has no problem solving it.

Am I entering it wrong? I attached a copy of my worksheet.

factorialinequality.mw

The problem came up when solving this problem: What degree of the maclaurin polynomial  is required so that the error in the approximation of e0.1 is less than 0.00001

## I am having trouble with "solve" for an ...

Maple 2017

I am trying to solve the equation

exp(2*sin(t))-1=0, over the interval 0 <= t <=  16

I tried entering this into Maple:

solve({exp(2*sin(t))-1=0, 0 <= t,t <= 16}, AllSolutions, Explicit)

When I enter it, Maple just says "Evaluating"... and then returns nothing.

I tried "solve" without AllSolutions/Explicit, and even fsolve.

Then Maple only gives me the trivial result t = 0.

Is there a way to approximate the roots, like a root solver.

Ideally I would like to get the exact roots over the interval [0,16].

Wolfram has no problem solving this exactly.https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=solve(%5Bexp(2*sin(t))-1%3D0,+0+%3C%3D+t,t+%3C%3D+16%5D,+AllSolutions,+Explicit)

I posted the worksheet

solveroots.mw

## dsolve gives an odd (but not incorrect) ...

Maple 2017

The problem, find the general solution of y '' + 4y = t cos (2t).

Maple input:

de:=diff(y(t),t,t)+4*y(t)=t*cos(2*t);
sol:=dsolve(de,y(t));

Maple output:

sin(2*t)*_C2+cos(2*t)*_C1+(1/8)*t^2*sin(2*t)-(1/64)*sin(2*t)+(1/16)*t*cos(2*t)

The odd thing is the inclusion of the term -(1/64)*sin(2*t). It is not incorrect since you can collect this term with sin(2*t)*_C2. Is there a reason why it's there, and how can i remove it without inspecting it? Note that Wolfram doesn't have this extra term.

https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=solve+y%27%27+%2B+4y+%3D+t*cos(2*t)

I attached the worksheet and added a more detailed calculation.

diffeq.mw

## Is there something wrong with dsolve?...

Maple 2017

Is there something wrong with dsolve?

ode := diff(y(x), x) = sqrt(2*32.2*y(x)):
ics := y(0) = 0:
dsolve({ics, ode});

maple output:   y(x) = 0

`y(x) = 16.1 x^2`

Wolfram got it

I tried using restart, with(DEtools), still no luck. Though I don't think its necessary to call with(DEtools) for this simple equation.

To make the problem simpler, use dsolve on  dy/dx = √y , y(0)=0.

ode := diff(y(x), x) = sqrt(y(x)):
ics := y(0) = 0:
dsolve({ics, ode});

maple returns  y(x) = 0, which is incorrect.  Should be y(x) = x^2/4

I uploaded the worksheet just in case 'its just me'.

diffeqseperable.mw

## Solve a trig equation without Boolean su...

Maple 2017

I have a trigonometric equation that outputs with a solution in terms of _B1 which I want to remove.

restart: solve({7*cos(2*t)=7*cos(t)^2-5, t>=0, t<=2*Pi}, t, allsolutions, explicit);

output:

{t = arccos((1/7)*sqrt(14))},

{t = 2*Pi-arccos((1/7)*sqrt(14))},

{t = 2*arccos((1/7)*sqrt(14))*_B1-2*_B1*Pi+2*Pi*_Z1-arccos((1/7)*sqrt(14))+Pi}

Is there anyway to get rid of the _B1, or somehow evaluate it by a substitution?

Even numerically the answer still retains the _B1.

{t = 1.006853685}, {t = 5.276331623}, {t = -4.269477938*_B1+6.283185308*_Z1+2.134738969}

Also it would be nice to remove the _Z1 subscript too, as the domain of the equation is [0, 2pi].

I tried removing the 'AllSolutions' command , but then I am missing two solutions:

solve({7*cos(2*t)=7*cos(t)^2-5., t>=0 and t<=2*Pi}, t, Explicit);

{t = 1.006853685}, {t = 2.134738969}

There should be 4 solutions in the domain [0, 2pi].

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