[Maxima] The letter j as imaginary unit
macrakis at alum.mit.edu
Sat Feb 18 16:33:16 CST 2012
Maxima does not confuse i (for, e.g., current) with %i (the imaginary
unit), so I'm not sure what the issue is here. And if you insist on "j",
why would you want to use "%j"? But...
If you really want to use j as the imaginary unit, that is easy enough to
do by fiddling with some internal stuff:
After you execute that, you can use "j" on input as the imaginary unit, and
Maxima will print "j" on output for the imaginary unit. It will also
accept the input "%i" for the imaginary unit, but presumably that shouldn't
be a problem.
I am not sure why all this is useful, but there you are....
2012/2/18 Per Liss <maillistor-cas at yahoo.se>
> I'm am completely new to Maxima and computer algebra systems and am trying
> to learn how to make best use of it.
> After reading and introductory textbook, I have been now spent some time
> finding information on the Internet on how to make Maxima using the letter
> "j" as the imaginary unit in order not to make confusion with the symbol
> "i" for current. I would like Maxima not only to understand input using
> "%j" which I believe could be done by defining a constant, but also produce
> outputs using "j" instead of "i". My final goal is to find a way to
> permanently configure my installation to use the letter j.
> I would appreciate any tips where to find such info. I have searched the
> archive for this list and done a general Google search but didn't find any
> My installation is:
> Ubuntu Linux on an IBM T42p laptop running wxMaxima 0.8.4 (don't know hot
> to extract the Maxima core version)
> Best Regards,
> Per Liss
> Maxima mailing list
> Maxima at math.utexas.edu
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