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Illegal kernel in adjoin pvar

asked 2013-02-28 23:19:14 -0600

bolverk gravatar image

updated 2013-03-01 14:33:51 -0600

kcrisman gravatar image

I tried running a seemingly simple script involving a Fourier transform in a sage notebook

var('A, x, delta, k, dx, t, v, xi')
temp = A*exp(-(x/delta)^2)
temp = integral(temp*exp(-I*k*x),(x,-oo,oo)).simplify()
temp = temp*exp(-I*k*t*v)*exp(-(k^2)*t*v*dx*(1-xi)/2)
temp = integral(temp*exp(I*k*x)/(2*pi),(k,-oo,oo))

and I got the following error message

Condition of type: SIMPLE-CONDITION
Illegal kernel in `adjoin-pvar'
Available restarts:

1. (CONTINUE) Return from BREAK.

Top level.

Any idea what's going on?

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answered 2013-03-01 14:42:48 -0600

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updated 2013-03-05 04:29:25 -0600

This can be slightly simplified to

var('A, x, delta, k, dx, t, v, xi')
temp = 1/2*A*e^(1/2*(xi - 1)*dx*k^2*t*v - 1/4*delta^2*k^2 - I*k*t*v + I*k*x)/(sqrt(pi)*sqrt(delta^(-2)))

with the same error. So the assumptions are not the cause.

In fact, it is a Maxima error. I've reported this upstream at Maxima bug 2556.

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