If you can figure out what the _B's really mean
from the help page, please let us know. Every
time I read it, I seem to come away more un-
certain as to their meaning.

I didn't know that fsolve was free to select
another point. That makes the answer
understandable! Thanks. You must have years
and years of experience with maple to figure
out stuff like that. I would also suspect that
you have experience with cas programming. Correct?

I didn't know that fsolve was free to select
another point. That makes the answer
understandable! Thanks. You must have years
and years of experience with maple to figure
out stuff like that. I would also suspect that
you have experience with cas programming. Correct?

> fsolve(sin(x)^2/x, x = 0);
returns -3.141592654
How can that be correct?
sin(x)^2/x at x = 0 is 0*0/0 which is 0/0 which
is indeterminant and the limit as x->0
of sin(x)^2/x is zero, so how can -Pi be a
valid answer? Seems like a bug to me.

> fsolve(sin(x)^2/x, x = 0);
returns -3.141592654
How can that be correct?
sin(x)^2/x at x = 0 is 0*0/0 which is 0/0 which
is indeterminant and the limit as x->0
of sin(x)^2/x is zero, so how can -Pi be a
valid answer? Seems like a bug to me.

Hi acer,
@n1*Pi is simply an integer times Pi, or more
specifically ...,-2Pi,-Pi,0,Pi,2Pi,... and a
glance with the plot validates that solution.
On the other hand, with Maple, _Z1*Pi would be equivalent
an equivalent answer but with Pi(2_Z1~+_B1~),
Pi(2_Z1~+_B1~) I have no idea why
Pi(2_Z1~+_B1~) is repeated
nor what the ~'s add to the situation and my
understanding is that B1 can be 0 or 1 but not
both, and does that apply to both Pi(2_Z1~+_B1~) so that leaves expressions? I havn't found anything in the
manual or help system that answers those
questions and that leaves a lot of room for
speculatoin. I suspect that Pi(2_Z1~+_B1~),
Pi(2_Z1~+_B1~) means Pi(2n+1) and Pi(2n) where n
is an integer but since B1 can be 1 or 0 but not
both, I wouldn't bet on it. So is Pi(2_Z1~+_B1~),
Pi(2_Z1~+_B1~) equivalent to _Z1*Pi ?

Hi acer,
@n1*Pi is simply an integer times Pi, or more
specifically ...,-2Pi,-Pi,0,Pi,2Pi,... and a
glance with the plot validates that solution.
On the other hand, with Maple, _Z1*Pi would be equivalent
an equivalent answer but with Pi(2_Z1~+_B1~),
Pi(2_Z1~+_B1~) I have no idea why
Pi(2_Z1~+_B1~) is repeated
nor what the ~'s add to the situation and my
understanding is that B1 can be 0 or 1 but not
both, and does that apply to both Pi(2_Z1~+_B1~) so that leaves expressions? I havn't found anything in the
manual or help system that answers those
questions and that leaves a lot of room for
speculatoin. I suspect that Pi(2_Z1~+_B1~),
Pi(2_Z1~+_B1~) means Pi(2n+1) and Pi(2n) where n
is an integer but since B1 can be 1 or 0 but not
both, I wouldn't bet on it. So is Pi(2_Z1~+_B1~),
Pi(2_Z1~+_B1~) equivalent to _Z1*Pi ?

I did as you suggested acer, and the private
message box was already checked. Furthermore
I tried to send my self a private message and
got an error message above what I was typing
that said the recipient doesn't exist. Wonderful,
just wonderful. I post messages and
not the site says I don't exist. I sure hope
the Maple program works better than that.
Thanks for the help though.

I did as you suggested acer, and the private
message box was already checked. Furthermore
I tried to send my self a private message and
got an error message above what I was typing
that said the recipient doesn't exist. Wonderful,
just wonderful. I post messages and
not the site says I don't exist. I sure hope
the Maple program works better than that.
Thanks for the help though.

Roman, are you speaking with respect to posting
a message on this site or about my e-mail address?
I don't know how to block or unblock either. I
havn't been having any trouble with my e-mail,
so could you use that please? My e-mail address
is wjbudd@yahoo.com Sorry about the problem,
I don't know what caused it or how to fix it
though.

Roman, are you speaking with respect to posting
a message on this site or about my e-mail address?
I don't know how to block or unblock either. I
havn't been having any trouble with my e-mail,
so could you use that please? My e-mail address
is wjbudd@yahoo.com Sorry about the problem,
I don't know what caused it or how to fix it
though.

Yes, it wasn't a valid comparison. I just
copied and pasted your (acer) equation with
out thinking about it. So when I substitute
the less that symbol for the equal sign, the
return is again: Warning, solutions may have
been lost, which is no surprize. I guess the
lesson is that Maple clearly isn't as strong
as Mathematica on inequalities.

Yes, it wasn't a valid comparison. I just
copied and pasted your (acer) equation with
out thinking about it. So when I substitute
the less that symbol for the equal sign, the
return is again: Warning, solutions may have
been lost, which is no surprize. I guess the
lesson is that Maple clearly isn't as strong
as Mathematica on inequalities.

When I enter
> solve(x^2+y^2<1,{x,y}) assuming x::real, y::real;
nothing is returned. Not even a message saying
that solutions may have been lost. I'd have to
say that this is far from measureing up to the
mathematica performance.

When I enter
> solve(x^2+y^2<1,{x,y}) assuming x::real, y::real;
nothing is returned. Not even a message saying
that solutions may have been lost. I'd have to
say that this is far from measureing up to the
mathematica performance.