Mathematical vectors, operations on vectors and vectorized programming.

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Selecting parts of a matrix via indices given by a vector

I have a column vector of the form $\{1, 1, 2, 3, 2, 3\}^t$ and an associated matrix that has the same number of rows as the column vector, $6$, and a number of columns that is equal to the maximum of ...
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How to Normalise / Normalize eigenvectors? [closed]

I have a matrix and am trying to find the normalised eigenvectors of it. I am using the Eigensystem command and am getting a result. There is a normalize command, but as far as I can see this ...
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Placing many arrowheads on curves

I can't find anything anywhere on the web to help me with this. My plot: ...
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Visualizing vectors [closed]

How to visualize a set of vectors with 3 coordinates $(x,y,z)$, e.g.,$(1,1,1), (1,-1,-1),(-1,1,-1),(-1,-1,1)$? In fact there are many of them. I try the function "Graphic3D" with the following code ...
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Plotting Phase Space [duplicate]

I have these two Equ' $$x'[t]=Sin[y]$$ $$y'[t]=Cos[x]$$ and im trying to plot the phase space(plane) for this system... ive tryed Equationtrekker but cant seem to find the way to use it this way... ...
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how can I make a control for my vector equation in my simulation?

I'm trying to build a control selector or menu for equations to put into my curvature simulations. However all the code I've tried hasn't worked.Does anyone know how I could make a control selector or ...
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Simplification of linear algebra [duplicate]

I have a few vectors defined as V1 = Array[v1,3] V2 = Array[v2,3] V3 = Array[v3,3] And I am trying to solve a very simple equation along the lines of ...
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Show that three given vectors lie on a line, a plane, or span 3-space

Given three vectors, {2, 0, 0}, {0, 2, 2}, {2, 2, 3}, how could I see if they are all on the ...
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Curvature Manipulation: Vector Evaluation Error [closed]

I am building a mathematical simulation of curvature that will show the Osculation circle at each point on a curve. However my code keeps coming up with errors and ...
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Plotting multiple vector fields with different domains in a single graph

I have attached a scheme of the problem. Essentially what I need is to plot 2 different vector fields in a single graph with different domains. The underlying physical problem is to model electric ...
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vector/list containing matrices as elements dot product [closed]

mA = {{a11, a12}, {a21, a22}}; mB = {{b11, b12}, {b21, b22}}; mC = {{c11, c12}, {c21, c22}}; mD = {{d11, d12}, {d21, d22}}; v={{mA},{mB}}; w={{mC},{mD}}; What I ...
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Select positive value from a vector

I am wondering how to pick out the positive Omega value from soln, and make these positive values into a row vector. I know how ...
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Taylor expansion of function of vectors—simplifying the output

I've got a real-valued function of several vectors $f(u,v,w)$ formed by taking scalar products of linear combinations of the vectors, I want to Taylor expand around small $v$ by writing $$f(u,\delta ...
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ListVectorPlot3D invalid dataset [duplicate]

I have generated a dataset which seems to fine according to the help page of Mathematica for a ListVectorPlot3D but, it says it is not a valid set. I have given the data set below, could someone ...
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X-axis obscuring a vector that lies along it [duplicate]

I am having the following problem. I am playing with Manipulate and I would like to draw a vector overlapping an axis (x-component of a vector), and I would like ...
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Partitioning a list and gathering statistics on the distribution of values across partitions

I have a one-dimensional array of 200 elements consisting of the numbers 0, 1, 2. This array needs to be divided into 10 groups (20 items each). Then, for each group, I want to count how many of the ...
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Vector-calculus [duplicate]

I have a table of 200 elements, elements are '0', '1', '2'. I have participate them into groups for 20 elements each one. Then I have calculate how many '0', '1', '2' are in each part. And then in ...
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Operator operation

There are two basic operators r={x,y,z} and p=-I*h*{D[#,x] , D[#,y], D[#,z]} &. The angular momentum operator is defined as ...
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Is it possible to obtain vector differentiation results in terms of vectors rather than components? [duplicate]

When doing certain operations on vectors in Mathematica it is quite desirable to convert the results back into coordinate-free notation. Unfortunately, after going through the Documentation Center and ...
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Computing symbolic norm of a vector

Consider the code: n1 := Cos[α] Sin[β] n2 := Sin[α] Sin[β] n3 := Cos[β] n := {n1, n2, n3} Norm[n] Why the result is ...
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Visualizing 3D vector field on surface of sphere [duplicate]

I want to vizualize (quite complicated) 3D vector field which has both real and imaginary part and is expressed in spherical coordinates. I was thinking about expressing the field for certain r and ...
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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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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: ...