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How to use vector analysis without using suffix notation

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  • Subject: [mg39543] How to use vector analysis without using suffix notation
  • From: Shi Jin <jinzishuai at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003 03:38:03 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Cornell University
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi there,

I want to derive some formula with Mathematica.
I need to use many vectors and tensors.
But it seems I have to define these vectors thru list, i.e., I have to 
define velocity vector as
v={v1,v2,v3}, then Mathematica will know it is a vector.
Then when I need v, it will use the expanded component form {v1,v2,v3} 
instead. This is a mess.
Is there a to write vectors in a neat way, just like we do on paper?
Thank you very much.



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