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asked 2011-06-22 16:36:44 +0200

Gökhan Sever gravatar image


Is there a vector calculus package/functionality in Sage that are similar to other 2M packages?

1- Vector Analysis Package

2- VectorCalculus


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answered 2011-06-22 17:31:52 +0200

niles gravatar image

updated 2011-06-23 08:27:52 +0200

There is a fair amount of functionality, although I don't know if you'll find what specifically what you want. Here are some suggestions:

  • Evaluate vector? in a notebook cell or at a sage: prompt to see the introductory documentation for vectors in Sage.

  • See the reference manual for Matrices

  • Coordinate transformations were included in the Function Plotting section of the manual (although I find it a little confusing). See e.g. Spherical coordinate system.

  • The section of the reference manual on Plotting vector fields

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Thanks for the answer. I am particularly interested in Laplacian operator, Spherical coordinate system, and plotting vector fields in various coordinate systems.

Gökhan Sever gravatar imageGökhan Sever ( 2011-06-22 23:47:44 +0200 )edit

answered 2011-07-04 21:15:19 +0200

Jason Grout gravatar image

There is also a bunch of work going on in differential geometry which may be of interest: and However, if there are things that are not implemented, patches are always welcome!

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