firstname.lastname@example.org schrieb: > > [...] I just switched from Sage 5.10 to 5.11 and > there are differences with regard to the Charlwood problems! > Problem 8 for example now has a monster solution; so long that > I did not care to check if it is right or wrong.
You may label any solution of more than ten times the size of the model solution a "useless monster" and categorically refuse to analyze it any further!
> > > Charlwood_problem(43) > > integrand : tan(x)/sqrt(tan(x)^4 + 1) > > antideriv : -1/4*sqrt(2)*arctanh(-1/2*(tan(x)^2-1)*sqrt(2)/sqrt(tan(x)^4+1)) > > maxima : -1/4*sqrt(2)*arcsinh(2*sin(x)^2 - 1) > > > After sign inversion the Maxima result appears to be correct on > > the real axis. > > Yes. And what about > > diff(-1/4*sqrt(2)*arctanh(-1/2*(tan(x)^2-1)*sqrt(2)/sqrt(tan(x)^4+1)),x) > = tan(x)/sqrt((tan(x))^4+1) > versus > diff(-1/4*sqrt(2)*arcsinh(cos(2*x)),x) > = sin(2*x)/sqrt(cos(4*x)+3) > > tan(x)/sqrt((tan(x))^4+1) = sin(2*x)/sqrt(cos(4*x)+3) on the real axis?
Looks alright to me on the real axis. Is this what Sage/Maxima 5.11 returns for Charlwood's problem 43?
> > > But then Maxima doesn't claim to deliver antiderivatives for the > > entire complex plane, or does it? > > What are rules of the game anyway: Does the 'Charlwood test' > require antiderivatives for the entire complex plane or > only for the real line? Charlwood writes: "We consider integrals of > real elementary functions of a single real variable in the examples > that follow."
In order to compare systems whose default domain can be either the real numbers or the complex numbers, Albert needs model antiderivatives that hold on the entire complex plane, but for the former systems he accepts as valid any evaluation that holds on the real axis. In the Timofeev suite I took care to supply complex model antiderivatives for the same reason. On the other hand, I expect real-only answers to be fully adequate in professor Charlwood's calculus teaching context.
PS: How about contributing a chapter of the Timofeev suite yourself? Axel Vogt has already promised chapter 6 (26 sundry integrands) in addition to chapters 3 and 7, and Albert Rich didn't sound altogether uninterested. I have already started on chapter 4 (132 algebraic integrands). The remaining chapters are: