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Re: coordinate transformation

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg13144] Re: coordinate transformation
  • From: "Paul A. Rombouts" <paromb at worldonline.nl>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 07:41:57 -0400
  • Organization: World Online
  • References: <6nsjvk$fb0@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

S.-Svante Wellershoff wrote in message <6nsjvk$fb0 at smc.vnet.net>...
>
>Can someone explain me, how to use mathematica for transformations
>between different coordinate systems?
>
>Like (x,y,z) in carthesian equals (r sin t cos p, r sin t sin p, r cos
>t) in spherical system.
>
>Thanks, Svante
>
>p.s.: hope its no faq!
>
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Hello Svante,

Please copy the following cell expression, paste it into a notebook,
click yes on the resulting message box, then click on the newly created
button. This will open the help browser with information which should
be useful to you.

Cell[BoxData[
    ButtonBox[
      StyleBox["\<\"Find out about coordinate transformations\"\>",
        ShowStringCharacters->False],
      ButtonData:>"Calculus`VectorAnalysis`",
      Active->True,
      ButtonStyle->"AddOnsLink"]], "Input"]


(I can't remember whom I stole this idea from, but I hope he doesn't
mind.)

greetings,

Paul A. Rombouts <P.A.Rombouts at phys.uu.nl>



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