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Re: Recognize vector expression

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  • Subject: [mg91118] Re: Recognize vector expression
  • From: rych <rychphd at>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2008 05:08:37 -0400 (EDT)
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On Aug 4, 8:20 am, Fred Klingener <jfklinge... at> wrote:
> On Aug 2, 1:31 pm, "Ramiro dell'Erba" <delle... at>
> wrote:
> > Dear Mathematica friends,
> > I have the following problem. Working in tensorial algebra I
> > wondering if exist a package of rules able to a "clever" managing of
> > the vector components. As example able to recognize that {-b3c2+b2c3,
> > b3c1+b1c3, -b2c1+b1c2} is Cross[b,c] and many others to a better
> > lecture of long expression. A simple rule, just for this, is not
> > enough, I need a package the contain all!
> So far, I've fumbled along, making up replacement rules for symbolic
> expressions like cross, the triple products, and some quaternion
> forms. They're ad hoc, some require special forms of definitions, and
> they have to be explicitly applied. They work, but they are not
> satisfactory, and none are what I would call ready to be packaged.
> Should we start writing function paclets?
> Cheers,
> Fred Klingener

Take a look at Tensorial on David Park's website. It does facilitate
simplification of tensor expressions.

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