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Sub-manifold: bug or my misunderstanding?

asked 2016-05-09 17:04:21 -0500

Richard_L gravatar image

Define a manifold and sub-manifold:

R2 = Manifold(2, 'R^2', start_index=1) # R^2
c_xy.<x,y> = R2.chart() # Cartesian coordinates on R^2
M = R2.open_subset('M', coord_def={c_xy: x>0 and y>0}) # First quadrant

Test the coordinate restrictions:

R2.point((0,1)) in M; R2.point((0,0)) in M; R2.point((1,0)) in M; R2.point((1,1)) in M


False False True True

Question: Have I misunderstood how to restrict to the first quadrant, or have I stumbled on a bug?

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answered 2016-05-10 03:17:30 -0500

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updated 2016-05-10 03:29:21 -0500

Actually, you must declare the first quadrant as

M = R2.open_subset('M', coord_def={c_xy: [x>0, y>0]})

Then the output of your test is correct, i.e. it is False False False True.

Of course the syntax you used, i.e. x>0 and y>0, is more user friendly, and we should definitively implement it! For the time being, coordinate conditions passed as a list are combined with and, while those passed as a tuple are combined with or. For instance [x>0, (y>2, y<-2)] stands for x>0 and (y>2 or y<-2). This is documented in the function add_restrictionson, but not in the function open_subset, as it should; sorry for the inconvenience.

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