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Computing $V(p_1, p_2)$ and determining whether $V(p_1) \subset V(p_2)$

Say I have two homogeneous polynomials $p_1, p_2 \in \mathbb{C}[x_0, \dots, x_n]$. In other words, they cut out co-dimension 1 varieties in $\mathbb{P}^n$. I would like to know how to compute two ...
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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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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 ...
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Coding the Gibbons-Hawking metric

I am studying the Gibbons-Hawking metric, which is $ g= U^{-1}(d\tau + \omega.dx)^2 + U.dx.dx$ where $U = \sum_{s=1}^n \frac{1}{|x-P_n|}$. It is a family of metrics defined on a four-dimensional ...
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Building bounded polygon around heatmap (or points)

I have a set of data for world marine piracy. I'd like to build polygons encircling areas of active piracy. So to start with I get piracy data and make a heatmap from it. ...
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Obtain polygons describing all intersections of many polygons

I have 6894 polygons describing zones in a state plane (i.e., cartesian) coordinate system. Most are not very complex, and I believe none have holes. A random example is Polygon[{{351633., ...
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Draw Multiple Polygons Given Their Vertices

Hi I have a very simple question but I haven't been able to find a set answer. How would I draw a bunch of polygons on one graph. The following does not work: ...
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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 ...
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Compute the average distance from the base of a rectangular pyramid to its apex

How can I compute the average distance from the base of a rectangular pyramid to its apex? For example, if the base of the pyramid is 30 feet by 8 feet, and the height of the pyramid is 12 feet, then ...
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Equation of a transformed (roatted) ellipsoid

Given an ellipsoid with semi-axis {a,b,c} and cantered at {a,0,0}, how do I use ...
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Mean curvature of Sphere

I am trying to calculate mean curvature of a parametric surface(like sphere), and I wrote this code based on this discussion. Here is my code: ...
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Plane Geometry Diagrams With Labels

I can make some basic diagrams in Mathematica (stolen from their pages, for example see the below: LaminaData["FilledIsoscelesTriangle", "Diagram"] However, I'm ...
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Finding the area bounded by a logspiral curve and two straight lines

I'm facing some trouble with finding the area of a region which is described by x-y coordinates (or line equations) and a curved line represented by logspiral. I tried my best in coming up with the ...
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Finding volume of a segment

I'm still pretty new to Mathematica, so I would like to seek advice regarding a geometrical problem. I am currently trying to define that as an extra condition in the Mathematica code below. ...
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Getting the coordinates of GeoDisk[] and similar Mathematica 10 GeoObjects

I'm a big fan of the new Mathematica 10 geographic capabilities and functions such as GeoDisk[], GeoCircle[] and others. One limitation of these functions, however, is the transformation of the actual ...
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Order contour points in clockwise

I want to describe shape of an object using contour points descriptor. Given a silhouette (image black white of an object), I extrait the contour points using EdgeDetect[] fonction. After that, I need ...
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Computing Gaussian curvature

Can Gaussian curvature $K$ be computed from WolframAlpha or any other available Mathematica program? Please indicate the program or its reference. If input ...
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Constructing a list of Cartesian coordinates of the Icosahedron

I’m learning Mathematica and I need the coordinates of the Icosahedron vertices. This is my attempt at writing a program for it. The vertex coordinates are simply all cyclic permutations and ...
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Controlling PointSize in a RegionPlot

I have a "named" point in Mathematica 10 and am plotting it like this using RegionPlot: ...
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How to construct new geometrical shapes in Mathematica?

In this question of mine I asked for how to implement a 2D random walk within a bounded area. In the provided solution one can use Rectangle[{-10, -10}, {10, 10}] ...
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Fitting ellipse to 5 given points on the plane

Five points are required to define a unique ellipse. An ellipse has five degrees of freedom: the $x$ and $y$ coordinates of each focus, and the sum of the distance from each focus to a point on the ...
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Finding the surface area of a 3D convex hull

I have noted several instances here and here where ConvexHullMesh, introduced in v10 has been used to greatly simplify some geometry problems. Determining the ...
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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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Finding length of intersection of two surfaces

I would like to know how we find the length of the intersection of two surfaces. For instance, in the following example,a surface intersects with a plane: How do we find the length of intersection ...
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Plotting a Partially Filled Ellipse

I would like to plot a partially filled/shaded ellipse. The code below shades the whole ellipse. However, I only want to shade the part of the ellipse to the right of the vertical line where x > ...
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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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Proving the hairy ball theorem using xAct

I would like to formally prove the hairy ball theorem in Mathematica, initially just for $S^2$, and then see about generalizing. An approach I thought about to use the xAct package to define $S^2$ ...
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2D random walk within a bounded area

I want to simulate a random walk on two dimension in a bounded area such as a square or circle. I am thinking of using If statement to define a boundary. Is there a ...
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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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Matrix containing ellipse

I have to make a matrix which contains elements in an ellipse shaped region, but I need to make ellipse region in such a way that larger axis of ellipse is inclined with angle θ with horizontal. With ...
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How to generate nonperiodic tilings?

I need to generate nonperiodic tilings which are similar to the attached figure (kite-domino tiling). I was thinking the code is similar to the code for the Penrose tiling. However, that code is too ...
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Generating cylindrical geometry via extruding a section

Toady I want to build geometry as shown below: I know the Mathematica owns the built-in like Cylinder[], Sphere[] and so on, ...
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VoronoiMesh for 3D points

I believe that this is a doc error in V10 (this was programmed to be but not implemented). The new VoronoiMesh should work for 3D set of points. The ...
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Death of parallel sub-kernels

EDIT : Finally, the new Mathematica 10.0 seems to fix it. I have a little parallelization problem. I wrote a code to generate a quasicrystal by dynamical generation. Here the code: ...
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How to find all data points within closed curve

I want to find all data points inside curve as given below: ...
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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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Symbolic Output after numerical computation

I have a small question about the symbolic output. I started to write a program that generates the coordinates of n-dimensional polytopes by Wythoff construction. For crystallographic groups, all is ...
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Find intersection of pairs of straight lines

I have a list of 24 points, in which two consecutive points (1st and 2nd, 3rd and 4th, …) are supposed to form a line: ...
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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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How to map vertex points from the surface of a straight pipe onto 2D plane

How to map vertex points from the surface of a straight pipe onto 2D plane. The 3D surface points of the straight pipe can be found here: data Working code: ...
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Generate a set of 3D coordinates subject to constraints

Generating a set of random 3D coordinates is ok, e.g. ...
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Rebuild a polygon so it doesn't self intersect [duplicate]

If you consider the following Polygon: ...
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Visualization of Gaussian Curvature

I need to visualize Gaussian Curvature of a parametric surface. There is a solution in this math.SE post. However, I'm not sure its working because when I draw a sphere it's all white, but it should ...
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Height average between 4 points

I have a $3D$ space, if I had a square in this space: square = {{ 0, 0, 100}, { 100, 100, 50}, { 0, 100, 22}, { 100, 0, 86}}; how could I get the average height ...
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Distribution of 10 points within a unit square

Related to some packing problems, following problem arose: Distribute 10 points within a square of sides 1, so that minimal distance between them is maximized. With the help of random simulation, or ...
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Distance between two line segments in 3-space

I need to compute the distance between two line segments in a project. After googling, I found this algorithm and used it to implement a Mathematica version: ...
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Creating sculptural forms using graphics primitives

This is a question based on this answer by halirutan. Some amazing images can be created with this code, and I was wondering whether it was possible to extend the principle to different shapes. I ...
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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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Intersection of surface with parallel planes

Consider the code (adapted from here) ...
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Area of a convex polygon with a set of points [duplicate]

I have a set of points Pts[a_,b_,c_]:={{a, b}, {b, a}, {c, a}, {a, c}, {b, c}, {c, b}} which define a convex polygon and I would like to find its area. There is ...