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Re: How to parametrize a block of commands?

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  • Subject: [mg111039] Re: How to parametrize a block of commands?
  • From: Helen Read <hpr at together.net>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 01:03:09 -0400 (EDT)
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  • Reply-to: HPR <read at math.uvm.edu>

On 7/17/2010 8:16 AM, Sam Takoy wrote:
>
> My question is this: could this entire block be turned into a function
> "paramtrized" by F and Z. For example, denote that whole block by XXXXX.
> Is there something along the lines of
>
> DiffGeom[F_, Z_] := XXXXX
> r[g_] := a Cosh[(g - H/2)/a]
> z[g_] := g
> DiffGeom[r, z]
>
> In other words, once I have taught Mathematica to compute these objects
> for general surfaces of revolution, I want it to apply it to a
> particular surface of revolution. What's the best way to organize this?

Use Module or Block

Look them up in the Documentation.


-- 
Helen Read
University of Vermont


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