Re: Working with vectors symbolically
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- Subject: [mg93620] Re: Working with vectors symbolically
- From: Alexei Boulbitch <Alexei.Boulbitch at iee.lu>
- Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 07:21:33 -0500 (EST)
Ram, you may get the necessary information from the following tutorials and Chapters of the help: Vectors and Matrices, Operations on Vectors, Tensors, Cross , Dot, Normalize, Orthogonalize, VectorAngle, KroneckerDelta, Projection, IdentityMatrix, UnitVector, DiagonalMatrix, Geometric Transforms Best, Alexei I need a CAS for working with vectors symbolically. I am accustomed to using Mathematica for my symbolic math work, but it seems that Mathematica is not up for the task. So I am hoping that you can either show me how to do it in Mathematica, or refer me to some other CAS that can handle this. [Do this my email to the author - moderator] What I do are equations relating to electromagnetic fields. I have long equations which are filled with scalar products and cross products of vectors. Right now I have to simplify these equations by hand. I want to be able to simplify them automatically... Also taking limits. Mathematica has trouble taking limits on equations involving vectors. So anyone has any advice to offer? Thanks, Ram Rachum. -- Alexei Boulbitch, Dr., Habil. Senior Scientist IEE S.A. ZAE Weiergewan 11, rue Edmond Reuter L-5326 Contern Luxembourg Phone: +352 2454 2566 Fax: +352 2454 3566 Website: www.iee.lu This e-mail may contain trade secrets or privileged, undisclosed or otherwise confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient and have received this e-mail in error, you are hereby notified that any review, copying or distribution of it is strictly prohibited. Please inform us immediately and destroy the original transmittal from your system. Thank you for your co-operation.