Error, unable to parse integral. Integrals must be terminated with the differential symbol followed by the variable of integration; use command/symbol completion, the palettes, or the int command to enter this symbol
Error, unable to parse integral, must be terminated with a differential containing DifferentialD
This error occurs when an integral is not formed correctly. Integrals that are entered with the ∫ symbol must end with a differential; however, simply typing 'dx' is not sufficient. Maple requires a special character for the 'd' prefix of the integration variable (DifferentialD).
To correctly enter an integral in 2-D math, do one of the following:
Type int, then use command completion. Select the template integral(definite) or integral(indefinite) from the pop-up list.
Use an integration template from the Calculus or Expression palette.
Using these methods ensures your expression is parsable Maple syntax.
Integrals can also be entered using the int command.
Tip: If an expression is executed accidentally, it can lead to error messages (if it is not valid Maple syntax). If this happens, toggling the expression to nonexecutable math removes the error message and changes the math to nonexecutable. To change an expression to nonexecutable math use the shortcut key Shift + F5. For more information, see Executable and Nonexecutable Math.
Example 1. This integral is missing the differential.
Solution - Use command completion
Type int and press Esc. From the pop-up list, select the desired template.
In this case we select int (indefinite). It is inserted with the placeholder f selected. Type sin(x). Press Tab to go to the next placeholder, and enter x for the variable of integration.
Example 2. This integral was formed by using the ∫ symbol then typing sin(x)dx. The dx is not recognized as a differential.
Solution - Use the palettes
From the Calculus palette, select the template ∫fⅆx. Replace the placeholder f with sinx. Use the Tab key to move to the next placeholder. Replace the placeholder x with x. Execute.
Solution - Use the int command
You can also enter an integral using the int command.
Note: In Maple 2019 and earlier versions, error message that occurs in these examples is slightly different:
The solutions to the problem are the same as described above.
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