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How do i specify (temporary) values for variables?

asked 2019-02-11 09:41:29 -0500

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updated 2019-02-12 16:22:55 -0500

I have a longer symbolic calculation with several variables, e.g.:

var('x d_k d_e d_m r Q e e_Ersatz e_m e_s')

p = 1/(4*pi*e)*Q/r

e_Ersatz = d_k * ( (e_m/d_m) + (e_s/(d_k-d_m) ) )

p_4 = p(e = e_Ersatz, Q = 1, r = sqrt((2*d_k)^2+(d_e -x)^2))

show(p_4.plot(x))

Now i want to plot p_4 in respect to x, and specify temporary numerical values for d_k d_e d_m r Q e e_Ersatz e_m e_s, to see how that function looks for some example values. But how do I give numeric values for variables at this point? I would like to continue the symbolic calculations after that. Apparently it would work if I specified values for the variables in the beginning, but i am really interested in the symbolic solution to this problem.

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answered 2019-02-11 12:31:02 -0500

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You can make a substitution into p_4 and plot the result, e.g.:

plot(p_4.subs(d_e == 0, d_k == 1/2, d_m == 1, e_m == 1, e_s == 1), (x,-5,5))

The substitution into p_4 returns a new expression, and does not alter p_4 itself.

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