I am trying to plot a simple vortex in cylindrical coordinates give by

$v_{\phi} = \frac{\Gamma}{2 \pi r}$

Is there an alternative method to plot this than, for example, using streamplot and converting r and the cylindrical unit vector $\vec{\phi}$ to cartesian rectangular coordinates?

  • $\begingroup$ Have you tried PolarPlot[]? $\endgroup$
    – Thanos
    Commented Jan 27, 2013 at 9:49
  • $\begingroup$ What you describe is how I would do it. I don't think there is another method because your goal is to illustrate vectors, so that PolarPlot won't work. $\endgroup$
    – Jens
    Commented Jan 27, 2013 at 17:14


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