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Calculate area from `RegionPlot` directly

I have a region plot, and I would like to calculate the area: ...
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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 ...
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Confusion with SplineFit (Angle calculation)

This question is continuation to this other one I am creating polymers (where each monomer is of equal length) using this method: ...
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How do I create a triangulated surface from points?

I have a set of points in a nx3 matrix and I would like to convert them into a surface, so that I may calculate its surface area. The function ListSurfacePlot3D creates the surface how I want it. ...
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Why are these methods giving me different results? (Trying to test SplineFit)

I am creating a polymer(where each monomer is of equal length) using this method: ...
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How to plot ternary density plots?

How can I get a ternary density plot just like the plots from OriginLab? ContourPlot and DensityPlot seemingly can accept the ...
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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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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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MaxCellMeasure fails in 3D?

Question How come MaxCellMeasure works in 2D but fails in 3D? Indeed if I try ...
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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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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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How to convert a surface into a solid

Context I am interested in converting surfaces into solids (so I can make a 3D mesh out of them using ToElementMesh) Say I have the following cool surface ...
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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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Is there a package that can calculate the Ricci tensor from a numerically given metric?

There are many packages about general relativity or differential geometry, and they can calculate the Ricci tensor from a symbolically given metric, for example, $g_{tt}=-f(r)$, $g_{rr}=h(r)$, etc. ...
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ToElementMesh problem on Ball defined by ImplicitRegion?

Could any one please confirm the following bug in mathematica 10.0.2 ? If I define this ball Ω = ImplicitRegion[0 <= x^2 + y^2 + z^2 <= 1, {x, y, z}]; and ...
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How to calculate scalar curvature Ricci tensor and Christoffel symbols in Mathematica?

I am seeking a convenient and effective way to calculate such geometric quantities. I've used packages like TensoriaCalc, but they don't work at all time. ...
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Implementing AnglePath in Mathematica 10.0

Does anyone have an implementation for AnglePath (see AnglePath Documentation and example usage) in Mathematica 10.0?
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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 Wolfram language? Edit: The result should still be a ...
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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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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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Generating evenly spaced points on a curve

In the KnotData package a simple command such as points = Table[KnotData[{3, 1}, "SpaceCurve"][t], {t, 0, 2 Pi, 0.1}]; will ...
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Projection of triangles onto a sphere

I am trying to find the solid angle taken up by a large set of triangles around a central point. I have normalized the vertices of the triangles to a unit sphere around the central point, But the ...
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The envelope of a set of translated and rotated ellipses

I achieve a dynamic graphics by using Manipulate as follows: ...
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Calculate the total length of line segments within polygon

So we have a polygon with N vertices located on grid. All vertices are located at the intersection of cells (so their coordinates are integers). The objective is to calculate the total length of line ...
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Triangle mapped on a sphere in $\mathbb R^3$?

How can I map a triangle on a sphere? I want to visualize (plot or animate) it for my student in Non-Euclidean geometry. I have no restrictions on the triangle's kind or on the sphere in $\mathbb ...
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Minimalistic code challenge on Apollonian gaskets

I've been recently fascinated by the beauty, symmetry and mathematical richness of the Apollonian gaskets. So I felt myself challenged to see if it was possible to generate one in Mathematica with ...
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How to find a length of a curve constructed using Spline?

By fitting the data using spline, I have created a curve. sp = SplineFit[data1, Cubic] I am trying to divide this curve into small segments of equal length. To ...
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Application of Maximize: The cuboid constrained to the ellipsoid in $\mathbb{R}^3$

Since I am a student of Mathematics I enjoy to apply MMA to problems that I have a solid understanding in. The following would be such a problem: Maximize $f: \mathbb{R}^3 \to \mathbb{R}$ given by ...
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Arbitrary hollow cylinders in mathematica 9

I'm having trouble displaying a hollow cylinder in Mathematica 9. A hollow cylinder looks like this: I tried to use RevolutionPlot3D with a step function. It ...
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Plot a partition of the sphere given vertices of polygons

I saw in this question that Mathematica can draw spherical triangles. I guess something similar can be done to plot a spherical polygon. I am interested in something similar: I have a set of ...
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Bug in ArcLength?

fixed in 10.1 (windows) With Mathematica 10.0.2: ArcLength[Line[{{0, 0}, {1, 0}, {2, 0}}]] ArcLength[Line[{{0}, {1}, {2}}]] (* 2 *) (* 2 *) However, ...
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Implicit region is not “valid” in ParamatricNDSolveValue function?

I am trying to solve a geometric problem with relation to my Schrodinger equation and its boundaries. Here is my code: ...
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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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Implicit region misses subset?

Context I am interested in integrating a 2D function over lines defined implicitely Attempt Let me just start by integrating the identify on such sets of lines which a defined using ...
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xCoba: evaluate tensor quantities, given an explicit metric [closed]

I am new to xAct packages and I'm having some problems to compute tensor quantities with xCoba. I defined a manifold and a metric. I computed All quantities of ...
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Can Mathematica solve Plateau's problem (finding a minimal surface with specified boundary)?

Given a closed curve $\mathcal C$ in three dimensions, is it possible to use Mathematica's built-in functionality to compute a minimal surface whose boundary is $\mathcal C$? For simplicity, let us ...
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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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Calculate area under a polyline

Consider the following code: tmp = {{0, 0}, {1, 1}, {2, 1}, {3, 2}, {1, 0.5}}; ListLinePlot[tmp, Filling -> Axis] Is there any easy way to compute filled ...
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How to plot a ternary plot? [duplicate]

Does anybody know how to plot a ternary plot (equilateral triangle)? Suppose, I have a list of lists like this (triplets): ...
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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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Symbolic geometry not working?

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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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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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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Approximating an ornamental curve

How do I go about approximating this ornamental curve? Note variable thickness typical in calligraphy. Handbook and Atlas of Curves by E.V. Shikin (1995) contains many directions, including curve ...
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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., ...