When I try this:
kill(all)$
x(t):=exp(t)*cos(t)$
y(t):=exp(t)*sin(t)$
z(t):=exp(t)*sqrt(3)$
g(t):=[x(t),y(t),z(t)]$
d(t):=sqrt(g(t).g(t))$
d(t)=2;
solve(%,t);
I get the following output:
[t=log(-2/sqrt(3)),t=log(2/sqrt(3))]
but the correct answer should be t= 0.
Using TRIGSIMP or TRIGREDUCE I get te correct answer:
trigreduce(d(t)=2);
solve(%,t);
Now I get:
[t = 0]
Is this a bug?
Franco Buratti (Italy)
bufranz@hotmail.com
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Maxima version: 5.9.1
Maxima build date: 7:34 9/24/2004
host type: i686-pc-mingw32
lisp-implementation-type: Kyoto Common Lisp
lisp-implementation-version: GCL 2.6.5
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Barton Willis
2005-03-05
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Yes, this is a bug. Another solution is t = %i * %pi.
Maxima misses that solution after applying trigreduce.
Barton
Robert Dodier
2006-08-04
Robert Dodier
2006-08-04
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Observed in 5.9.3cvs.
Robert Dodier
2006-09-09