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Vector algebra

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  • Subject: [mg65476] Vector algebra
  • From: "Van Gogh" <ja831a at>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 06:59:52 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

I'm trying to factorise this vectorial expression x.a+x.b to give x.(a+b) using mathematica.  I expected the "collect or factor" command to work but it doesn't.Could you please suggest a possible way of carrying out this factorisation.

many thanks 

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