Mathematical vectors, operations on vectors and vectorized programming.

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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 ...
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Differentiating with respect to vectors of unspecified length

Given a function defined by f[x_,y_] := Sum[ x[[i]] (g[y[[i]]] - g[Total[y]] - Log[x[[i]]]), {i, 1, Length[x]}] I can easily calculate the derivative for a fixed ...
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Phase space vector field [duplicate]

I have a system of non linear equations and from NDSolve I get the solution. I plot the phase space with ...
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How can I impose a condition on Solve or FullSimplify?

I would like to define a real 3-D vector as, say, v = {x, y, z}, but I want it to have a fixed norm and not necessarily a unit norm. I would like to impose this ...
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How to define a fixed length vector in Mathematica?

I would like to define a 3-D vector as say v={x,y,z}, but I want it to have a fixed norm, say a unit norm |v|=1. How do I impose this condition on v.
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Need assistance with plotting Cell Center Points and Normals (ListPlot, ListVectorPlot)

This is the CellCenter datapoints and associated Normals data: http://wikisend.com/download/458974/CellCenters-and-Normals.dat The dat file contains data points for x,y coordinates and x,y ...
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How do I simplify a vector expression?

I am doing vector analysis. I have figured out that the following expression won't be simplified in Mathematica: Simplify[Dot[x, y] - Dot[y, x]] I think the ...
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Solving for vector elements in a function to which the vectors are not passed explicitly

I want to define a function which takes in two integers (indicating the lengths of 2 vectors), and solves a simple set of expressions at a set of points to find all the values in both the vectors. so ...
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How to define a vector of arbitary length [duplicate]

I need to use a vector of length which I can change, indexed symbolically So for e.g. when N=3 I'd like to have vec={c1,c2,c3} when N=5 ...
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Directional derivative of SiegelTheta

I'm working on a problem where I have to integrate both the Mathematica function SiegelTheta and some of its second order directional derivatives. Using the function works well but something goes ...
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Multiply (not divide!) Vectors in a List by Their Own Norm

I wanted a set ("list") of 100 random vectors of dimension 2. I accomplished this already by generating a "list of lists" where the elements of the overall list are 2-dimensional lists consisting of 2 ...
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Plotting a complicated vector field

If we consider the vector $\left ( A \cdot \nabla \right) \: B$, we have in Cartesian coordinates $$\left ( A \cdot \nabla \right) \: B = \left ( A \cdot \nabla B_x \right ) e_x + \left ( A \cdot ...
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Visualize eigenvectors at specified points?

I am very new to Mathematica and I got stuck about visualizing eigenvectors 2D and 3D. I want to visualize my largest eigenvector field of tensor data(15x15). I wrote this code for instance : ...
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How can I independently move vector components (in 2D)?

Here's what may well be a simple problem that I have been having difficulty with: There are two connected vectors, v1 and v2, such that: v1 begins at the origin and and ends at point a1 v2 begins ...
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How to pull scalars out of a function that should act on lists?

Suppose I have A = a vecA B = b vecB where a and b are supposed to be arbitrary scalars ...
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Vectors with a certain magnitude in Mathematica

For a user specified magnitude, is there a way to have Mathematica produce any 3D vector that fits that magnitude?
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Plot 3D vector that is a function of one variable

I have a function, r[t], which is a piecewise function that generates a 3D vector. It looks like this: ...
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Pack Solve results into a vector

I am currently using a really easy function to get the eigenvectors of a corresponding eigenspace: ...
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Symbolically associate vectors and their norms

I am wondering how to handle the following situation: I do have vectors of known dimension that I would like to handle symbolically. I suppose I can do something like ...
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Orthogonalize method, keeping to binary vectors

The built in function: Orthogonalize[m] where m is a list of vectors returns a orthogonal basis for m. However, I want to stick to the binary field. However, I ...
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Span of a set of vectors over a given field

Could anyone help me find a function that takes as inputs: a set $S$ of vectors and an integer $q$ and outputs: the Span of $S$, where $Span[S]$ is a vector space over the field $F_q$. If its ...
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Persistence length of a polymer chain

I'm trying to calculate the persistence length (Lp) of a polymer chain using Mathematica. The first and simplest method is to compare the EuclideanDistance between ...
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Force VectorPlot3D to show One arrow

I am plotting a curl, and I only want VectorPlot3D to show one arrow, I have tried adjusting VectorPoints-> 1, but the plot show's no arrows at all. Is 2 the minimum VectorPoints I can have? If I ...
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Plotting a path in a vector field

I am trying to make a visual representation of the curve $y=x^{2}$, with $x\in\left[0,1\right]$ in the vector field defined by $\vec{F}=\left[-y,x\right]$. However, as far as I can tell there does ...
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Center of quadrangular

Having 4 points A (ax, ay), B (bx, by), C (cx, cy) and D ...
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How do you decompose a polynomial matrix into its matrix coefficients?

Let's say I have a matrix, $\mathbf{M}$, that is polynomially dependent on a single variable, such as M = {{15 + a^2, a + 5 a^2}, {a - 5 a^2, 2}} and I want to ...
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What is the cleanest way to prevent divide-by-zero warnings?

If I evaluate {1, 2, 3, 4}/{5, 6, 0, 8}, obviously I get one warning: ...
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Integration with vector coefficients

I asked this same question in Mathematics, and it was suggested I might try here. I'm more comfortable with Maple, but if I can get Mathematica to do what I'm after, so much the better. Basically ...
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Animating a Voronoi Diagram

edit: Excellent answers have been provided and I made an animation which is suitable for my use, however, all the examples rely on bitmap/rasterized data; is there a vector based approach? I would ...
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Why can't I define vector v as having subscripted elements v_1, v_2, v_3…?

I'm a very beginner in Mathematica 8 programming. While trying to play a little with tensor analysis I encountered a problem. How to define for example vector in such manner: v={$v_1,v_2,v_3$} For ...