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Re: 3d graphs (parametric)

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  • Subject: [mg13612] Re: 3d graphs (parametric)
  • From: Erik Rossen <rossen at>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Aug 1998 03:08:14 -0400
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jason theiling wrote:
> I am working on a project with Mathematica 3 for Win 95, and I was
> wondering if it is possible to do a 3D plot of some sorts that will
> involve 5 equations. Basicly, I have 3 motion (location) equations, 1
> for time, and 1 for rotation/orientation of particle.  Really, the
> equations are just parameters, but the program doesn't like that many
> of them, so I have been stuck with just plotting each equation
> individually.  Maybe if I could do multiple graphs or something???
> Any help would be great!!

Try using ListPlotVectorField3D in the Graphics 'PlotField3D' package.
Use the (x,y,z) triplets as the starting point of the vector, the
length and direction of the vector to represent rotation/orientation,
and plot one vector every t seconds which will represent time as the
spacing between the vectors.

Good luck,

Erik Rossen.

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