[LON-CAPA-users] Hyperbolic Trig Function Problem
Justin Gray
jgray at math.sfu.ca
Wed Jan 29 19:38:34 EST 2020
Have you considered tried calling on tanh(x) in Maxima using
&cas('maxima', ) instead of using &tanh(x)?
Justin
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On Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 3:43 PM Harding, Gene L <glhardin at purdue.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
>
>
>
> Does anyone have experience using the hyperbolic trig functions in
> LON-CAPA? I have recently been coding some new problems that use the
> &tanh() function. I was comparing the results to those I got using MATLAB,
> and after some troubleshooting it appears that the difference is the tanh.
> Specifically, the &tanh($x) function in LON-CAPA *always* returns an
> imaginary value of zero.
>
>
>
> Here is the code:
>
> $tanh = &tanh($gamma*$len);
>
> $tanh_real = Re($tanh);
>
> $tanh_imag = Im($tanh);
>
> where $gamma is a complex number and $len is a scalar. MATLAB computes a
> complex number for tanh in the examples I have tried. Am I doing something
> wrong? Does LC not compute tanh correctly?
>
>
>
> Best regards,
>
>
>
> Gene L. Harding, PE
>
> Associate Professor of ECET
>
> Purdue University
>
> 574-520-4190
>
>
>
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