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Mathematical vectors, operations on vectors and vectorized programming.

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Factor a Vector

Does there exist a function in Mathematica that simply takes out a common factor from a vector/list of expressions? This seems like such a simple operation that I am surprised that I could not find it ...
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Using the epsilon tensor in Mathematica

I'm having a great deal of trouble getting started on a weekly homework assignment in Mathematica. The assignment requires we use the epsilon tensor which is apparently built into Mathematica as ...
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Using Manipulate, how do you display the points on the curve and the tangent vector? [duplicate]

I'm new to Mathematica and my assignment is very vague... I'm hoping someone can explain to me a bit more of that this quesion means: Given the curve C, display the point on the curve and the ...
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Function output of two lists are only diagonal elements

I'm having a little crysis over here. What I basically want to do is some sort of 3D-Plot, but I'm only interested in the resulting values. I have two vectors x and p: ...
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Symbolic matrix simplification and solving

I am trying to expand or solve an equation that contains matrices for a certain matrix, but it is not working: ...
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Estimation of vector autoregressive (VAR) process

To estimate 1-dimensional VAR process (which is AR process) you can easily use functions EstimatedProcess or ...
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How to make a point's position time-dependent given a formula for the next step?

I've made a program that is just some points on a plane. Red points are cops and green points are robbers. Each point has a vector indicating where it is going to be in the next step of $t$. Right now ...
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Gradient from Vectors type

I'm working with Vectors type in Mathematica 9. For this purpose I use the following command: ...
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How to combine two vectors into a matrix by columns?

I know it may sounds idiot, but I've been looking through the document, and couldn't find a way to combine two vectors say {a, b} and ...
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Rotating a set of 3D points against an arbitrary axis

I want to rotate a list of 3D points around unit vector (1,0,1) by the angle of Pi. How can I accomplish it?
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Plot Piecewise-Smooth Vector Field.

I want to plot a piecewise-smooth vector field. For instance: $F_1(x,y) = (x^2 + y^2, y^2)$, $F_2 (x,y) = (2xy,2xy-x^2)$ and $H(x,y) = x-y$ $F(x,y) = \begin{cases} F_1(x,y) \text{ if } H(x,y) ...
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replace is not happening for specific vector valued expression

Given x[t_] := {Subscript[x, 1][t], Subscript[x, 2][t]} following replace works fine x[t] /. x[t] -> 0 0 but following ...
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How do I avoid vector variables being treated as scalars in the course of replacements?

I often work with a mixture of symbolic and concrete values as I develop teaching materials. I introduce variables symbolically and then need to instantiate them to specific values while continuing ...
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Orthogonalizing without normalizing

Is there a way to make Orthogonalize do the normal Gram-Schmidt procedure without normalizing the result? As far as I've understood this was possible with ...
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Plotting a Gravity-Field [duplicate]

I try to plot a 2D gravity field or something similar in the form like $r/|r|^3$ with the standart builtin VectorPlot function: ...
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Circular Orbit Velocity in Vector Components

I'm trying to find out how to calculate the initial velocity needed to keep a spacecraft in a circular orbit around the Earth given its initial position and an initial angle theta in a Cartesian ...
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Plotting: Is anyone familiar with gradientfieldplot command?

I am trying to plot this graph showing the electric field lines and lines of equipotential based off the electrode configuration(in black) of two parallel lines. This is what I've been using for other ...
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Plotting problem

I was wondering why I keep receiving the error message "Derivative should be a triple of numbers, or scaled form" from the following code ...
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Simplify vector expression - is there something like “Factor” for vectors, dot products etc.?

I am looking for a way to simplify dot products etc. Here is a minimal example: Lets say I have two vectors a and b: Array[a,2] Array[b,2] Now I evaluate their ...
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How to input a 3-vector in spherical coordinates?

I would like to input a 3-vectors in spherical coordinates $(r, \theta, \phi)$ and be able to operate on such vectors (dot and cross product) with the results being given in the same spherical ...
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Adding a Sphere onto an existing 3D plot

I have a 3D plot. I need to add a small sphere marking the starting point, r[t] == 0. I'm pretty new at Mathematica and would greatly appreciate some help. ...
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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 ...
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computation of gradient vector field in 3D using GradientOrientationFilter

I want to compute a 3D gradient vector field of an Image3D object using the built-in GradientOrientationFilter function in Mathematica. From the documentation I ...
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Apply a function to a matrix of vectors [closed]

I have a matrix containing on each position a pair of numbers $(a,b)$. I would like to compute the norm of each vector $(a,b)$ and keep the result in form of a matrix. So basically, I need to apply ...
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How to generalize and speed up this program?

There is a vector whose length is $n*m$, we can part it into $n$ sections in order. I want to define a function to compare the $i$-th and $i+1$-th section and find the minimum. The program for $n=m=3$ ...
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Ploting a 3D vector field using Manipulate, VectorPlot3D and NDSolve

My aim is to plot a vector field of the following system with a few trajectories: $$r'(t)=i-l.r(t)-\text{ux}. r(t). x(t)-\text{uy}. r(t). y(t) \\ x'(t)=\text{ex}. \text{ux}. r(t). x(t)-\text{mx}. ...
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Make a huge vector in a wise way

I need to construct a vector similar to: v[x_]:={0, 0, x, 0, 0, 2*x, 0, 0, 3*x, ....., 0, 0, n*x}; where n=10^9. How can I ...
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converting between forms - symbols/subscripts - matrix products

If I have a vector of the form (xp+y, x+yp) do you have a simple way of creating the following matrix and vector from it: {{p, 1}, {1, p}} * {x, y}, such that ...
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Linear interpolation between defined anchorpoints in an array (where anchorpoints are set each time we see a new element)

This question is an update and a correction my earlier question: Linear interpolation of a list between periodic anchorpoints (which was nicely answered). Imagine I have a list of the form: ...
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Simplify function with normalized vector

I made a very simple case: testF[x_, y_, z_] = x^2 + y^2 + z^2 Simplify[testF[x, y, z]] If {x, y, z} is normalized, the simplified result should just be 1. How ...
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Finding shortest non-zero vector $x$ satisfying $Ax=0 \pmod q$

Let $n$, $m$, and $q$ be positive integers (with $m > n$), and $A$ be a matrix over $\mathbb{Z}_q^{n \times m}$. Using Mathematica, I want to find the shortest non-zero vectors $x \in ...
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Using Select on list of vectors [duplicate]

I have a dataset, where each element in the list is a vector as in data = Table[{i, 2 i, 3 i}, {i, 1, 10}] As an example, I am interested in the entries where ...
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Plot a 3D vector field from a file [duplicate]

I have a data file with six columns {x,y,z} and {ux,uy,uz} respectively, and I would like to plot the 3D vector field. http://www.mediafire.com/download/udoa61hu0m6itrc/campo.txt I'm trying to do ...
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Normal and Tangent of Acceleration in 3D

I need to figure out how to find the Normal and Tangent of acceleration. I know the formula for the tangent of acceleration is $((Acceleration . Velocity)/(Velocity.Velocity))*Velocity$ and the normal ...
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Difference between vector's Dimensions

What's the difference between projection= Table[Conjugate[autoVett[[k]].someVector1], {k, 1, r}] Dimensions[projection] that gave me as results ...
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Animated Vector plot

I'm trying to make an animation of a time-varying 2D vector field. However, I'm got a difficulty in that Mathematica normalises the length of the vectors with each call to ...
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Making a ListVectorPlot3D from data in an external file

I have a .dat file with six columns: {x y z vx vy vz}, where x, y, z are space coordinates and vx, vy, vz are the vector components. How can I use this file to get ...
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How to fix the number and length of vectors when using ListVectorPLot

I want to plot only the vectors that I specify in my list of vectors, and no more. ListVectorPlot plots many of them, namely plots the field extrapolating from my four vectors.I would also like to ...
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How to declare a 3D vector variable?

How can I do vector calculations without telling Mathematica the vector entries? I have very many arbitrary linear combinations in $\mathbb{R}^3$ which I want to perform some general calculations on ...
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Doing vector manipulations on Mathematica

This is hopefully a simpler version of this previous unanswered question of mine. Let me just focus on the two expressions $F_2^{(s)}$ and $F_3^{(s)}$ given in A.3 and A.4 of page 19 of this paper. ...
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NDSolve with vector function

(Possible duplicate yet I still can't understand.) Basic 2D revolving around origin: ...
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A matrix-vector cross product

I want to do a cross product involving a vector of Pauli matrices $\vec \sigma = \left( {{\sigma _1},{\sigma _2},{\sigma _3}} \right)$; for example, $\vec \sigma \times \left( {1,2,3} \right)$. ...
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Smoothing/Averaging 2D Vector Fields

I have a list of 2D vectors defined by {{x,y},{u,v}} and would like to smooth or average the vectors. For example here are 2 vector fields, the second has noise ...
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Splitting list of sums into a sum of lists

I want to split a list of sums into a sum of lists For example, I'd like to turn {{x + y + z}, {x}, {y}, {z}} into ...
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Any way to fully expand an expression of two operators?

I am looking for a way to expand a complicate expression like the follow (A o B + C o (DxE))*(D o (ExF) - ExA + A) Here o and x are the operator. I want to ...
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How to expand a general expression in cross and dot product in Mathematica

I am looking for a way to simply the general expression in cross product and dot product with general vectors. I got a help in How do I simplify a vector expression? but soon I find that it doesn't ...
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How to plot vector function r(t) = i + j + t*k

How can I plot the vector function $r(t) = i + j + t\;k$, where i, j, k are unit vectors, and t is the parameter of the function r.
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Reduce data by taking averages

I am trying to implement the following: I have got two vectors x and y of unequal lengths. The length of ...
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Plot 2D Vector function in 3D

I want to plot a 2D vector function such as $F(x,y) = (a(x,y),\,b(x,y))$ in a 3D graph so that the vectors are embedded in the xy plane. I tried to do the following: First I defined a piecewise ...
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What is the inverse of CoefficientList?

I have numbers in vector notation. I need to get polynomial notation from them. My numbers are {0, 1, 23, 5, 15, 0, 0, 0}. I want to get x + 23x^2 + 5x^3 + 15x^4 ...