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Dot Product in Cylindrical Coordinates

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg69211] Dot Product in Cylindrical Coordinates
  • From: Sergio Miguel Terrazas Porras <sterraza at uacj.mx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 18:41:23 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello group:
 
When I calculate the dot product of vectors {1,Pi/4,0} and {2,0,1} in
Cylindrical Coordinates Mathematica 5.1 returns the result Sqrt[2], when the
result should be 2.
What is going on ?
Thanks
Sergio Terrazas


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