[Maxima] Maxima at the Univ. of Pisa
caruso at dm.unipi.it
Sun Dec 17 08:12:10 CST 2006
Solver has the opposite problem:
will not output the obvious solution for b
even though it considers b as a variable.
On Sun, 17 Dec 2006, Andrej Vodopivec wrote:
> Hi Fabrizio
> > He is using it in preparatory course
> > for math teachers.
> > This is very good because there are
> > lots of future math teachers who might
> > use Maxima in the future!
> > Moreover we get bug reports from them,
> > one of which is very serious:
> > solve([a=b,b=3],[a]).
> if b is not a variable, then maxima thinks that b=3 in an inconsistent
> equation. Try
> (%i1) solve([a=b, b=3], [a, b]);
> (%o1) [[a=3,b=3]]
> (%i2) load(solver)$
> (%i3) Solver([a=b, b=3], [a]);
> (%o3) [[a=3]]
> (Solver considers b as a variable and not a parameter).
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