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Maxima Manual

MAXIMA is a fairly complete computer algebra system.

This system MAXIMA is a COMMON LISP implementation due to William F. Schelter, and is based on the original implementation of Macsyma at MIT, as distributed by the Department of Energy. I now have permission from DOE to make derivative copies, and in particular to distribute it under the GNU public license. See the file COPYING included in the distribution. Thus these files may now be redistributed under the terms of GNU public license.

MAXIMA infrastructure

 1. Introduction to MAXIMA Sample MAXIMA sessions. 2. Help Asking for help from within a MAXIMA session. 3. Command Line MAXIMA command line syntax. 4. Operators Operators used in MAXIMA expressions. 5. Expressions Expressions in MAXIMA. 6. Simplification Simplifying expressions. 7. Plotting 2D and 3D graphical output. 8. Input and Output File input and output. 9. Floating Point Low level numerical routines. 10. Contexts Sets of assumed facts.

Support for specific areas of mathematics

 11. Polynomials Standard forms for polynomials, and functions operating on them. 12. Constants Numerical constants. 13. Logarithms Manipulation of expressions involving logarithms. 14. Trigonometric Manipulating expressions with trig and inverse trig functions. 15. Special Functions Special functions 16. Orthogonal Polynomials Orthogonal Polynomials and Special functions 17. Limits Limits of expressions. 18. Differentiation Differential calculus. 19. Integration Integral calculus. 20. Equations Defining and solving equations. 21. Differential Equations Defining and solving differential equations. 22. Numerical Numerical integration, Fourier transforms, etc. 23. Statistics Statistical functions. 24. Arrays and Tables Creating and working with arrays. 25. Matrices and Linear Algebra Matrix operations. 26. Affine 27. Tensor Indicial Tensor Manipulation package. 28. Ctensor Component Tensor Manipulation. 29. Series Taylor and power series. 30. Number Theory Number theory. 31. Symmetries 32. Groups Abstract algebra.

 33. Runtime Environment Customization of the MAXIMA environment. 34. Miscellaneous Options Options with a global effect on MAXIMA. 35. Rules and Patterns User defined pattern matching and simplification rules. 36. Lists Manipulation of Lisp lists. 37. Function Definition Defining functions. 38. Program Flow Defining MAXIMA programs. 39. Debugging Debugging MAXIMA programs.

Index

 40. Indices Index.

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Introduction

Help

Command Line

Operators

Expressions

Simplification

Plotting

Input and Output

Floating Point

Contexts

Polynomials

Constants

Logarithms

Trigonometric

Special Functions

Orthogonal Polynomials

Limits

Differentiation

Integration

Equations

Differential Equations

Numerical

Statistics

Arrays and Tables

Matrices and Linear Algebra

Affine

Tensor

Ctensor

Series

Number Theory

Symmetries

Groups

Runtime Environment

Miscellaneous Options

Rules and Patterns

Lists

Function Definition

Program Flow

Debugging

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