[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
RE: Can someone explain to me how to take derivatives and integrals with
RE: Can someone explain to me how to take derivatives and integrals with full steps?
Wed, 24 Feb 2010 10:14:49 +0800
> -----Original Message-----
> From: s3a [mailto:address@hidden
> Can someone explain to me how to take derivatives and integrals with full
> steps like in Wolfram Alpha? The documentation is a little difficult for
> I know a decent chunk of Java if knowing a programming language is
> to aid in the use of octave. By full steps, I mean showing the work.
It sounds like what you want is a symbolic maths package, not a numerics
package. Showing working out isn't something that Matlab does, because it
doesn't really know how to integrate like in a Calculus textbook, instead it
draws rectangles under curves, works out their areas, and adds them up (loosely
There are other symbolic maths packages out there though - type "Computer
algebra system" into Wikipedia.