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Re: Using mathematica for vector math

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  • Subject: [mg3798] Re: Using mathematica for vector math
  • From: hohmuth at (Lars Hohmuth)
  • Date: Sun, 21 Apr 1996 23:26:36 -0400
  • Organization: Uni Ulm
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In article <4l79k2$1t9 at> hhowe at (Harold Howe) writes:
>From: hhowe at (Harold Howe)
To: mathgroup at
>Subject: Using mathematica for vector math
>Date: 19 Apr 1996 05:50:58 GMT


>I am involved in a project that is intense in vector arithmetic, especially 
>the transformation of vectors from one coordinate system and maybe some 
>graphics.  What built in functions might come in handy?

>I know that this is a pretty broad question, but I am pretty much just looking 
>for suggestions.  If anyone has used Mathematica for these purposes, I'd like 
>to hear about it.  Right now I'd just like to know if mma could be a useful 
>tool for the project.

>Harold Howe
>hhowe at

Broad answer: look at the VectorAnalysis package, especially at commands like 
e.g ToCartesian, CartesianTo....

If you can boil down your question to something more specific, send me an 


Lars Hohmuth
Sektion NMR
Uni Ulm


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