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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.


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