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Start Maxima with the command "maxima". Maxima will display version information

and a prompt. End each Maxima command with a semicolon. End the session with the

command "quit();". Here’s a sample session:

[wfs@chromium]$ maxima

Maxima 5.9.1 http://maxima.sourceforge.net

Using Lisp CMU Common Lisp 19a

Distributed under the GNU Public License. See the file COPYING.

Dedicated to the memory of William Schelter.

This is a development version of Maxima. The function bug_report()

provides bug reporting information.

(%i1) factor(10!);

8 4 2

(%o1)

2 3 5 7

(%i2) expand ((x + y)^6);

6

5

2 4

3 3

4 2

5

6

(%o2) y + 6 x y + 15 x y + 20 x y + 15 x y + 6 x y + x

(%i3) factor (x^6 - 1);

2

2

(%o3)

(x - 1) (x + 1) (x - x + 1) (x + x + 1)

(%i4) quit();

[wfs@chromium]$

Maxima can search the info pages. Use the describe command to show information

about the command or all the commands and variables containing a string. The question

mark ? (exact search) and double question mark ?? (inexact search) are abbreviations for

describe:

(%i1) ?? integ

0: Functions and Variables for Elliptic Integrals

1: Functions and Variables for Integration

2: Introduction to Elliptic Functions and Integrals

3: Introduction to Integration

4: askinteger (Functions and Variables for Simplification)

5: integerp (Functions and Variables for Miscellaneous Options)

6: integer_partitions (Functions and Variables for Sets)

7: integrate (Functions and Variables for Integration)

8: integrate_use_rootsof (Functions and Variables for Integration)

9: integration_constant_counter (Functions and Variables for

Integration)

10: nonnegintegerp (Functions and Variables for linearalgebra)

Enter space-separated numbers, ‘all’ or ‘none’: 5 4

-- Function: integerp (

Returns ‘true’ if

‘false’.

‘integerp’ returns false if its argument is a symbol, even if the

argument is declared integer.

2

Maxima Manual

Examples:

(%i1) integerp (0);

(%o1)

true

(%i2) integerp (1);

(%o2)

true

(%i3) integerp (-17);

(%o3)

true

(%i4) integerp (0.0);

(%o4)

false

(%i5) integerp (1.0);

(%o5)

false

(%i6) integerp (%pi);

(%o6)

false

(%i7) integerp (n);

(%o7)

false

(%i8) declare (n, integer);

(%o8)

done

(%i9) integerp (n);

(%o9)

false

-- Function: askinteger (

-- Function: askinteger (

-- Function: askinteger (

-- Function: askinteger (

‘askinteger (

‘assume’ database whether

prompts the user if it cannot tell otherwise, and attempt to

install the information in the database if possible. ‘askinteger

(

‘askinteger (

likewise attempt to determine if

integer, respectively.

(%o1)

true

To use a result in later calculations, you can assign it to a variable or refer to it by its

automatically supplied label. In addition, % refers to the most recent calculated result:

(%i1) u: expand ((x + y)^6);

6

5

2 4

3 3

4 2

5

6

(%o1) y + 6 x y + 15 x y + 20 x y + 15 x y + 6 x y + x

(%i2) diff (u, x);

5

4

2 3

3 2

4

5

(%o2) 6 y + 30 x y + 60 x y + 60 x y + 30 x y + 6 x

(%i3) factor (%o2);

5

(%o3)

6 (y + x)

Chapter 1: Introduction to Maxima

3

Maxima knows about complex numbers and numerical constants:

(%i1) cos(%pi);

(%o1)

- 1

(%i2) exp(%i*%pi);

(%o2)

- 1

Maxima can do diﬀerential and integral calculus:

(%i1) u: expand ((x + y)^6);

6

5

2 4

3 3

4 2

5

6

(%o1) y + 6 x y + 15 x y + 20 x y + 15 x y + 6 x y + x

(%i2) diff (%, x);

5

4

2 3

3 2

4

5

(%o2) 6 y + 30 x y + 60 x y + 60 x y + 30 x y + 6 x

(%i3) integrate (1/(1 + x^3), x);

2 x - 1

2

atan(-------)

log(x - x + 1)

sqrt(3) log(x + 1)

(%o3) - --------------- + ------------- + ----------

6

sqrt(3)

3

Maxima can solve linear systems and cubic equations:

(%i1) linsolve ([3*x + 4*y = 7, 2*x + a*y = 13], [x, y]);

7 a - 52

25

(%o1)

[x = --------, y = -------]

3 a - 8

3 a - 8

(%i2) solve (x^3 - 3*x^2 + 5*x = 15, x);

(%o2)

[x = - sqrt(5) %i, x = sqrt(5) %i, x = 3]

Maxima can solve nonlinear sets of equations. Note that if you don’t want a result

printed, you can ﬁnish your command with $ instead of ;.

(%i1) eq_1: x^2 + 3*x*y + y^2 = 0$

(%i2) eq_2: 3*x + y = 1$

(%i3) solve ([eq_1, eq_2]);

3 sqrt(5) + 7

sqrt(5) + 3

(%o3) [[y = - -------------, x = -----------],

2

2

3 sqrt(5) - 7

sqrt(5) - 3

[y = -------------, x = - -----------]]

2

2

Maxima can generate plots of one or more functions:

(%i1) eq_1: x^2 + 3*x*y + y^2 = 0$

(%i2) eq_2: 3*x + y = 1$

(%i3) solve ([eq_1, eq_2]);

3 sqrt(5) + 7

sqrt(5) + 3

(%o3) [[y = - -------------, x = -----------],

2

2

3 sqrt(5) - 7

sqrt(5) - 3

[y = -------------, x = - -----------]]

4

Maxima Manual

2

2

(%i4) kill(labels);

(%o0)

done

(%i1) plot2d (sin(x)/x, [x, -20, 20]);

(%o1)

(%i2) plot2d ([atan(x), erf(x), tanh(x)], [x, -5, 5]);

(%o2)

(%i3) plot3d (sin(sqrt(x^2 + y^2))/sqrt(x^2 + y^2), [x, -12, 12],

[y, -12, 12]);

(%o3)

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