Graphs of 1 and 2-Variable Functions
This notebook was made so that a comparison could be made between Maple, Mathematica, and MathView's presentations of two graphs. None of the commands have been explained as the purpose of this notebook is simply to demonstrate Maple's graphic capabilities.
Graph of a 1-Variable Function
Let us call our function f. First we have to define f in Maple.> f:=3*x^3 + 4*x^5 + 3*x^8 + 7*x^4;
The following are two plots of the same function with different domains for y. With the new y domain, a more informative plot is obtained, showing atleast two critical points.
> plot( f(x),x=-1..1, title="A Plot of A 1-Variable Function",titlefont=[HELVETICA,BOLD,18] , labels=["X", "Function(X)"] );
> plot( f(x),x=-1..1, y=-(1/10)..(1/10), title="Another Plot of A 1-Variable Function",titlefont=[HELVETICA,BOLD,18] , labels=["X", "Function(X)"] );
Graph of a 2-Variable Function
Maple also has excellent 3-Dimensional graphing capabilities. Let us now plot a 2-Variable surface in Maple. This is the same "sea shell" that appears in our Mathematica and MathView notebooks on graphs.
> sphereplot( (4/3)^theta * sin(phi),
> theta=-1..2*Pi, phi=0..Pi);
The plots on this page cannot be changed unless you download this web page(which you will then be able to change only if you have a copy of Maple V on your computer). Unlike MathView which cannot display several notebooks* at the same time, Maple can display as many notebooks in one html file as you wish.
*Where a notebook is a Maple document (containing many different Maple inputs/outputs).