Questions on constructing graphical objects using relatively complex computations relating to the mathematical structures defining those objects. Examples include convex hulls, mathematical constructions, symmetries, genuses of curves and graphs and programmatic constructions of polyhedra.

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Clean & efficient bounding box non-intersection test

I would like a quick test to tell me that segments $ab$ and $cd$ cannot intersect in the plane. If the maximum $x$-coordinate of $a$ and $b$ is less than the minimum $x$-coordinate of $c$ and $d$, ...
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ToElementMesh fails on DodecahedronIcosahedronCompound

Context I would like to compute the eigenmodes of a DodecahedronIcosahedronCompound. Why? Because it is cool! and I wonder how it rings… Starting with: ...
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Bounded Voronoi Diagram

I am trying to compute a Voronoi diagram bounded by a box. In some cases, the points used to compute the diagram form a diagram such that at least two boundary points are within the same polygon. For ...
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Creating hexahedral finite elements in Mathematica

Is it possible to do FEM using hexahedral elements in Mathematica? If it possible, is there any help to do that?
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Find area of polygon on a sphere from a set of latitude-longitude points

Given a list of latitude and longitudes say ...
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how to find iso-cost contours on a 2d plot efficiently

Consider a 2D plot in which dimension 1 and 2 represent quantity 1 and 2 respectively ranging over 0 to 100. Each point in the space corresponding to (x,y) represent cost of choosing quantity 1 as x ...
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Are there built-in functions for testing if a point lies within Graphics3D primitives?

I noticed in this question, Behavior of Graphics`Mesh`InPolygonQ with self-intersecting polygons, that Mathematica has some "psuedo-hidden" functionality for allowing one to quickly perform a winding ...
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RegionUnion issues with many Regions

The new RegionUnion[] function is just what I needed if only I could get it to work. I have many non-overlapping regions that I will need to use as plotting domains ...
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RegionPlot3D run forever when plotting 3D ParametricRegion

when working with 2D, RegionPlot works fine with ParametricRegion as can be seen in this example: ...
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How to draw a 3D convex hull of a set of points with styling

I´m trying to obtain the convex hull (with transparent faces) of a small number of points. I would like the Plot to have the points shown with small spheres numbers 1, 2, 3, ... along the axes ...
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Calculate scalar potential from electric field

Is it possible for Mathematica to solve an equation like $\nabla f(\mathbf{r}) = - \mathbf{E}(\mathbf{r})$ for $f(\mathbf{r})$? I tried ...
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About TetGenTetrahedralize Mesh Size

I have used TetGenTetrahedralize to generated a cubic mesh. I want that the edge size of the triangle to be 0.2, how can realized this? And What does the word "pq1.414a1" mean? inst1 = ...
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Intersecting RegionPlots

Does the Mathematica graphics system have any concept of intersecting regionplots? I've found about intersecting graphics but not regionplots so far. For example, if I want to show the intersection of ...
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Defining a region from combination of data and geometric region

I would like to define a region in (x,y) by combining the region RegionPlot[ ImplicitRegion[ Sqrt[x^2 + y^2] <= 0.99, {{x, 0.01, 0.99}, {y, 0.01, 0.99}}]] ...
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Fitting a rotated ellipse to data points [closed]

I have a bunch of x,y scatter data and I am trying to fit an ellipse through them. I understand that this question has been asked before and there are resources for this, e.g.: Fitting ellipse to 5 ...
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Distinguishing left from right adjacent triangles in triangle mesh [closed]

What I'm trying to do: I'm trying to create a path-drawing function which will produce a path like the one I-P in the diagram below. The way this path was generated requires me to swap between the ...
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Voronoi diagram for line segments in Mathematica [duplicate]

I know that mathematica has built in functions for creating triangulations and Voronoi diagrams. However I haven't found a function that would create a Voronoi diagram for line segments. Is there a ...
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Visualising Special Relativity

Mathematica newbie learning by doing (or not so far, in this case). Problem: Special Relativity - consider two inertial frames $A$ & $A'$ in relative motion. At a time $t0$ as measured in $S$, ...
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4 circular arcs, how plot the minimal surface?

By using Sjoerd de Vries code for circular arcs: ...
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Rotating a plane about an arbitrary axis

I would like to rotate a plane by $k$ degrees about an arbitrary axis. How should I do it using RotationTransform? hmm i realise if I do the following ...
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intersection between function and plane

I try to solve a ODE system of equations and i want to plot the intersection of the 3D solutions with a costant plane. To do this i use the follow code: ...
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Translating a “Point-to-Triangle” distance script from MATLAB to Mathematica

Update - Thanks everyone for your responses! After fixing a problem with vector normalization, the code below now works. I'm a new user, and I was attempting to port some Mathematica code from ...
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Implementing Central Symmetry

I'm interested in implementing symmetry groups. So it would be useful to have central symmetry (isometry transformation). There are built-in functions: ...
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Code to draw geometry doesn't run

I'm new to Mathematica and have no background whatsoever in programming, although I will teach myself soon. I was wondering if one of you programming pros could help me out. I received a code from ...
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Is it necessary to introduce ImplicitRegion and ParametricRegion in version 10?

In version 10.0, Mathematica introduced a new function about region plotting: ImplicitRegion. But I'm wondered that haven't this function been already existed in the older version? That is, ...
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Package for symbolic computation of christoffel symbols and parallel transports in Riemannian geometry, given the metric

I've no knowledge in mathematica (but I do in matlab), but I'd really appreciate if someone could mention what is/are the best and easy to learn mathematica package(s) for symbolic and numerical ...
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Only show part of a cube below an intersecting plane

I plot a cube and a plane. I just want to show the part below the plane. The code: ...
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Complex surface: Finding the perimeter of the union of multiple disc intersections

Consider a system of $N$ circles($N>40$) Each of radius $5$ and the center of these circles along a circle at origin of radius $3$ [as given in code]. Code for above description :- ...
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How to reconstruct a surface given points {x, y, z} and the surface normals {nx, ny, nz} at these points

I have 3D points above a 2D regular grid. At those points I know the normal vector of the surface. I am looking a command or function in Mathematica, like ...
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how to find the vector intersection in a collection of triangulated 3D points?

I'm trying to calculate the 3D point coordinates for the intersection of a vector with a plane. I have been using the following code to do this: ...
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How to speed up geometric Resolve query involving $\exists$ and $\forall$?

I would want to test connectedness of semialgebraic sets with naive code like this: ...
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Collision detection algorithm (discrete) with sweep and prune algorithm for periodic boundary conditions

EDIT: Question Updated with solution approach, but solution much slower than original implementation. Any ideas to speed up implementation? In the discussion on collision detection (see here) I asked ...
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Implementation of Lubaehevsky-Stillinger Algorithm to pack hard spheres

To generate a model of a polycrystalline material with specified grain size distribution (e.g coming from a Monte Carlo Grain Growth simulation) the Paper "Effects of grain size distribution and ...
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Von Neumann's method to generate points uniformly distributed on a region of a n-sphere surface

I am trying to generate points uniformly distributed on a region of a single n-sphere surface (all angles in hyperspheric coordinates are between 0 and Pi/2). I decided to use von Neumann's method ...
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How can I define a metric in xAct?

I'm using "xAct" package and I want to define a my metric, that is a non standard metric. For example, my metric is diagonal ...
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Mathematica Numeric Output [closed]

I'm using Mathematica to compute barycentric coordinates, and the output for my points is not being computed, but rather it just shows it in the form that I inputted as. For example, I have: ...
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projecting a RegionProduct into 3D space

Apparently, RegionProduct should allow you to generate convolution-generated shapes. For instance, take a 1D curve and a sphere, and the region product I would ...
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Use of Mathematica to put equation into vector form

Is there a way to put the following equation of a line into vector form using Mathematica (or a Mathematical package)? $\displaystyle ...
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How to define two polyhedron intersect or not?

Recently I have used Mathematica to simulate the concrete structure. The most important point is generate random concrete aggregate. As you know, concrete aggregate can be looked as a polyhedron. We ...
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Trying to study the three points theorem of the Mobius Transformation

I am trying to study the three points theorem of the Mobius transformation. This theorem says that the Mobius transformation $M$ maps three distinct points p, q, r to three distinct points p', q', r'. ...
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Integrating polynomial functions over polytopes with an add-on package

There is a Mathematica package to evaluate integrals over polytopes: http://library.wolfram.com/infocenter/Books/3652/ In the documentation (Functions.nb file) I ...
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Parse notation recursively

For a special notation I would like to get the help of Mathematica to expand complex expressions through a set of Notation rules. However since this tasks involves applying the notation recursively ...
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DSolve Error 3D Navier Stokes (z,r,t)

I am essentially wanting to solve Navier Stokes in the [z,r,t] dimensions (2D+Unsteady Flow) for pressure driven flow. However, I keep getting an error I am unable to resolve in my Dsolve such as: ...
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Cover a rectangle with size constrained rectangular regions

I have a big grid (indicated on the image in grey) that is divided in several blocks (each with a maximum width of 3 units). Now I would like to divide a region (indicated on the grid in red) by the ...
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Finding intersection of two infinitely long lines using points [duplicate]

EDITED In the Find intersection of pairs of straight lines problem, it is assumed that line are intersected by default and the purpose is to find the intersection points. In the present problem, two ...
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MaxCellMeasure fails in 3D?

Question How come MaxCellMeasure works in 2D but fails in 3D? Indeed if I try ...
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Computing symbolic surface normal of a surface point on a semialgebraic set

Consider a semialgebraic set; such as reg below: ...