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Topic: Numerical integration with maxima
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Nasser Abbasi

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Re: Numerical integration with maxima
Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:05 AM
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If you do not get answer here (I myself do not use Maxima) you
can try the Maxima mailing list

On 11/6/2012 4:46 AM, Claude wrote:
> Dear readers
> I would like to numerically integrate the function abs(sin(x)) over the
> domain 0 to 2*pi.
> I've defined the function
> f=abs(sin(x))
> and then I called
> integrate(f, x, 0, 2*pi)
> But now I don't know how to numerically evaluate this integral.
> Manually, it is easy to see that the result should be 4, but how to ask
> maxima to compute this ?
> Similarly, I cannot plot this function over the same domain. I've tried :
> wxplot2d([abs(sin(x))], [x,0,6.28])$
> which gives the expected graph, but, if I replace the value 6.28 by 2*pi,
> wxmaxima says that
> plotting: range must be of the form [variable, min, max]; found: [x,0,2*pi]
> Can you please give me some advice?
> Thank you in advance for your help

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