# 3D-Plot with an inequality condition for parameter values

I'm trying to ListPlot3D the following function

$$f=\frac{-\frac{(t-1) (d-s) \left(2 c d (d (q-1)+s)-s \left(-2 d^2+d (s+2)+s^2\right)\right)}{2 s^2}+d^2-d s-d t+s t}{s}$$

against $$c \in [0,1]$$ and $$q \in [1,2]$$ under the conditions of $$s=2$$, $$d=0.8$$, $$t=0$$, $$0\leq c \leq 1$$, and $$1 \leq q \leq \frac{1}{c}$$.

I'm struggling with how to reflect the last condition, i.e. $$1 \leq q \leq \frac{1}{c}$$ in my Mathematica code. I used Assumption but didn't work.

Here is the code I tried:

Block[{s = 2, d = 0.8, t = 0}, f = (d^2 - d s - ((d - s) (2 c d (d (-1 + q) + s) - s (-2 d^2 + s^2 + d (2 + s))) (-1 + t))/(2 s^2) - d t + s t)/s; maxn = Flatten[Table[{c, q, f}, {c, 0, 1, .1}, {q, 1, 2, .1}, Assumptions -> {0 < c <= 1, 1 <= q <= 1/c}], 1];] {ListPlot3D[maxn, AxesLabel -> {"c", "q", "V"}]}


Instead of sampling the function yourself, you can use Plot3D.

expr = Block[{s = 2, d = 0.8, t = 0},
(d^2 - d s - ((d - s) (2 c d (d (-1 + q) + s) -
s (-2 d^2 + s^2 + d (2 + s))) (-1 + t))/(2 s^2) - d t + s t)/s
];

Plot3D[expr, {c, 0, 1}, {q, 1, 2},
PlotPoints -> 50,
MaxRecursion -> 5,
RegionFunction ->
Function[{c, q}, 1 <= q <= 1/(c + $MinMachineNumber)] ]  As you can see, the troubling condition can be incorporated by using RegionFunction. Here's another way: Iterators may depend on iterators that precede them. expr = Block[{s = 2, d = 0.8, t = 0}, (d^2 - d s - ((d - s) (2 c d (d (-1 + q) + s) - s (-2 d^2 + s^2 + d (2 + s))) (-1 + t))/(2 s^2) - d t + s t)/s]; Plot3D[expr, {c, 0, 1}, {q, 1, Min[2, 1/(c +$MinMachineNumber)]}]


This also works, if you don't like fudging with \$MinMachineNumber (which doesn't affect the plot at all):

q2[c_?NumericQ] := Min[2, Quiet@Check[1/c, Infinity]];
Plot3D[expr, {c, 0, 1}, {q, 1, q2[c]}]


Alternatively, you can special-case zero (the definition for c == 0 must come first):

ClearAll[q2];
q2[0 | 0.] := 2;
q2[c_?NumericQ] := Min[2, 1/c];

• I should point out that when the boundary can be specified in this way, a crisp, clean boundary can be computed with much less computational effort than the sampling/interpolation method used in RegionFunction. Jul 14, 2019 at 18:55

Some of your c are zero and Mathematica complains about testing for 1/c

So I assume any result 1<=q<=1/0 is acceptable by checking for c==0 first and only if c !=0 do I also check for 1/c

maxn = Flatten[Table[{c, q, f}, {c, 0, 1, .1}, {q, 1, 2, .1}],1];
newmaxn=Select[maxn,(1<=#[[2]]&&#[[1]]==0)||1<=#[[2]]<=1/#[[1]]&];
ListPlot3D[newmaxn]