# Tagged Questions

Questions on the application of Mathematica to geometric problems. You might also consider adding the [graphics] tag, if appropriate.

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### Assumptions for RotationMatrix

I'm making C++ program, and in my program I need a rotation matrix around any vector. I wanted to extract RotationMatrix[fi,{x,y,z}] output and put it in my program....
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### Plot a line passing through two given points in 3D space

How can I plot straight line passing through two given points in 3D coordinates? For example, given the points M1: (2, -2, 0) and M2: (1, -3, -5) ...
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### Plotting Seifert surfaces

Is it possible to make a Seifert surface in Mathematica, such as a Seifert surface for a trefoil knot? I was thinking of taking the parametrization equations for a trefoil knot and then somehow ...
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### How to draw a dodecahedron with each face modified to a pentagram?

I'd like to draw a dodecahedron with each face carved on the sides so it becomes a pentagram. I wonder how to start to do this kind of task in the Wolfram Language? Edit: The result should still be ...
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### To inscribe a circle in a given triangle

I am trying to to inscribe a circle in a given triangle but it isn't working. I've used GeoGebra with this construction and worked but as I'm new to Mathematica I am missing something. It can't be so ...
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### An easier way to find the properties of an ellipse from its equation?

In this Q&A about fitting an ellipse to a set of points, there are multiple answers that generated general equations of the ellipse, like this one by @ubpdqn: However, the steps to find out the ...
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### Arc length parameterization of a list of points?

Suppose I have a curve represented by a list of points in the form $\{\{x_0, y_0\}, \{x_1, y_1\}, ...\}$. How to generate a list of numbers $\{s_0, s_1, ...\}$ where $s_i$ is the distance of ith point ...
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### Geodesic circle on a pseudosphere

I am trying to 3D print a portion of the pseudosphere, whose edge is geodesic circle. To do so, I plotted a region of the pseudosphere with the geodesics emanating from a point and I got this: The ...
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### Constructing an Equilateral Triangle Inscribed Inside a Circle

How to plot something like this? I need only the triangle and the 3 circles green. Thank you!
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### A shift of a trapezoid and a connect to the original

I have: Graphics[{ Line[{{0, 0}, {30, 0}, {55, 50}, {-25, 50}, {0, 0}}] }] Now, I'd like to keep it in place, then shift a copy up and to the right, then ...
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### How to make a two letter monogram in 3d like the one on www.mymo.is? [duplicate]

I want to achieve the same effect like the project on http://www.mymo.is/. By taking two letters and combine them in 3d, you can get a complex shape that looks like one letter on the one side and the ...
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### Max & min distance between two moving points

I am trying to find the minimal and maximum distance between two moving points with Mathematica in an interval. For example, ...
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### geodesics' on torus

Is it possible to draw geodesics between the points in a path on a torus - toroidal surface? geodesics: generalization of the notion of a "straight line" to "curved spaces" ...
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### How to apply a shear matrix?

I have curves that I made to create a design using graphics[], and I wanted to apply a shear to this. I know/think that a shear comes in the {1,lambda}{0,1} form, and that I'm supposed to my multiply ...
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### Numerically solving Helmholtz equation in 3D for arbitrary shapes

Context While studying manifold Learning I got interested in finding the eigenvectors of the Laplacian. (also in connection to this problem of solving the heat equation) Following this and that ...
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### Angle between two vectors in spherical coordinates [closed]

I have two vectors: H = {1, 0, π/4}; EA = {1, 0, 0}; Which I want to be in {r, Phi, Theta} - which would should give an angle between the two vectors as ...
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### Draw Vectors in Spherical Shell and then Animate

I want to draw three vectors inside a spherical shell. One of the vectors will be moving, the others will be stationary. However, the animation is the next step. For now, I would like to get the ...
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### HIghlight intersection of two disks [duplicate]

I tried this: reg1 = Disk[{0, 0}, 1]; reg2 = Disk[{1, 0}, 1]; reg3 = RegionIntersection[reg1, reg2]; Then this: ...
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### Intersection of two volumes [closed]

I would like to know the volume of the intersection of a cone and a cuboid : ...
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### How to export textures?

Is there any object geometry format for which Mathematica supports the exporting of textures for external (non-Mathematica) use ? If not does anyone know of work arounds? All the texture primitives ...
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### hippocrates moons for any shape

Can someone help me create code for a hippocrates moons on random shape with given amount of edges? I want to make something like this: when you press button, it asks you for the amount of edges/...
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### Intersecting ellipsoids

First of all I know that findng whether two ellispoids intersect is complicated and there are specific algorithms created for this purpose (see, for instance, [1]. Actually, I am trying to follow this ...
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### Drawing a square root spiral

Here is a start. I'm looking for a nice way to draw it. ...
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### Wolfram alpha algorithm for geometric packing in 2D [closed]

Is there any way to gain access to the algorithm that wolfram alpha uses? More specifically, I want to pack small circles in hex and square patters in a larger cicle (https://www.wolframalpha.com/...
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### Unexpected behavior of GeometricTransformation

Bug introduced in 8.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.3 or later I have the following mapping on the complex plane: $$z \mapsto \tau \mu z-1,$$ where $\mu$ is complex, $\tau$ is real number....
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### intersecting cylinders

I try to replicate the two figures of two intersecting cylinders from here. I tried ...
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### Surface Plot 3D of a strongly concave shape

I have a list of {x,y,z} points that all lie on the surface of an object (model output from COMSOL). I would like to generate a graphics object that reproduces the surface. Ideally, I would like ...
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### How to use Undocumented Functions Prism, Tetrahedron and Hexahedron

Taking a look at this question and this one, I checked to see if Mathematica really does not have a Prism primitive. To my surprise the function ...
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### Tell if a point is inside a FilledCurve

Convert a letter into a FilledCurve: ...
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### How do I tell if two sets of dots are in some way similar?

I have two sets of dots (x,y coordinates) and I'd like to figure out if there's a way to find out if the second set of dots is (more or less) "close" to the first one. I may plot these two sets in ...
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### Easy way to get the boundary of a geometric object [closed]

I am trying to define von Neumann boundary conditions for a prism. To do so I need the boundary of the geometric object. I can't seem to find an easy way to do this. I have tried to hard code a ...
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### How to manipulate a circle in GeoGebra style?

I want to emulate the GeoGebra app. I want to get an effect like this in Mathematica. I don't know how to move whole circle without changing the radius of the circle. My sample code： ...
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### Find volume of a translated and rotated ellipsoid below xy (horizontal) plane [duplicate]

I am trying to find the volume of the lower part (above horizontal plane) of an ellipsoid that is clipped by the horizontal (or x-y) plane. This ellipsoid is also translated (i.e. origin is not at (0,...
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### Minimal perimeter of all possible polygons

We had a fun problem for a student activity today: Let $P(z) = z^8 + \left(4\sqrt{3} + 6\right)z^4 - \left(4\sqrt{3} + 7\right)$. What is the minimum perimeter among all the $8$-sided polygons in the ...
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### Simple triangular meshes of primitive shapes

I'd like to generate triangular meshes or a cylinder and sphere primitives as part of a lattice meshing program I am writing to experiment with Mathematica. Consider the following snippet: ...
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### How do I create a function to rotate a rectangle about its origin? [closed]

I am new to Mathematica and was trying some new things. I wanted to rotate a rectangle using a rotation matrix by any angle theta from say o to 2pi. I could do it using predefined Mathematica ...
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### intersection between polygon. Algorithm to check it [closed]

I'm working on an algorithm which should check if two polygons, described by their vertex coordinates, are: one inside the other, are intersecting or are separated image below describe this three ...
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### Animate FromQuarternionTo3DRotation nb file with 4 quarternion values

I have a csv file. Inside the csv file, there are few rows of 4 quartenion values. I would like to animate the quarternion nb in http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/FromQuaternionTo3DRotation/ I ...
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### Creating a triangle from the difference of two points [closed]

I'm attempting to create a triangular area from the difference of two points. I basically have a straight line that could be the length of 1. I would like to create points on both of the sides of the ...
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### Symbolic geometry not working?

Bug fixed in 10.0.0+2014080602 I have Mathematica 10 on the Raspberry Pi. (wolfram-engine version 10.0.0+2013112003) According to the "What's New in Mathematica 10" page http://www.wolfram.com/...
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### How to plot several small circles in a bigger circle [closed]

I want to plot several small circles in a bigger one with constraint minimization. The distance between any two small circles must be >= to 2*the radius in order not to enter one another. When I ...
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### How to determine the value of an angle starting from an image? [duplicate]

I have two lines drawn with Mathematica, how do I calculate the angle between these two lines to have the numeric value of that angle? Thank you
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### How can I pack circles of different sizes into a spiral?

Given a list of circles of different areas, I need to arrange them tangentially in order of increasing area and spiraling outward. An example of the type of packing I'm attempting is shown by the ...
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### Solve a trig equation system

Background of the problem In the same plane, P is a fixed point, A,B,C are moving point, PA=a, PB=b, PC=c, find the maximize perimeter of △ABC. let ∠BPC=A, ∠CPA=B, ∠APB=2*Pi-A-B, then the perimeter ...
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### Reflect point over a line in 3D

I'd like to sample points on a triangle randomly. The following code yields points that are uniformly distributed on a quadrilateral: ...
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### Picking points in a plane under a curve given by a list

Suppose that I have a set of points in a plane, which range from $x\in [0,20]$ and $y\in[0,10]$, and a curve given by a list of points in the same region: ...
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### How to create a Poincaré disk type kaleidoscope in Mathematica?

Creating a kaleidoscope in Mathematica is not a new topic at all, examples can be found from the links like Wolfram reference and Wolfram demonstrations. My question is how to create Poincaré disk ...