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Re: Dot Product in Cylindrical Coordinates


Sergio Miguel Terrazas Porras wrote:
> 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
> 
Hi Sergio,

Unfortunately I don't have at hand version 5.1 but the dot product is 
correct with version 5.2 for Windows:

Needs["Calculus`VectorAnalysis`"]
SetCoordinates[Cylindrical];
{1, Pi/4, 0} . {2, 0, 1}

--> 2

Regards,
Jean-Marc


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